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The Benefits of Hydrotherapy as Part of a Physical Therapy Regimen

Think the pool is just for kids? Think again! Hydrotherapy can be a valuable part of physical therapy, incorporating low-impact exercises, injury recovery, and joint health. There are many great…

Ride Safe This Summer by Following 6 Important Bicycle Safety Tips

There’s nothing quite as fun as a bicycle ride in the summer. With your feet on the pedals and the wind in your face, biking feels exhilarating and free! Riding…

The OHOW Wauwatosa Physical Therapy Clinic is Now Open

The Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin is excited to announce the latest addition to our expanding group of physical therapy clinics. On June 29th, 2020, we will open our Wauwatosa physical…

Running Your First 5K: 8 Tips for Beginning Runners

The days are getting longer, and warm temperatures are calling us outdoors. This year, given the recent closures and time spent at home, many of us are even more eager…

Make the Most of Summer: 8 Ways to Avoid Injuries During Outdoor Activities

After a long winter and a spring filled with COVID19 quarantine, most of us can’t wait to get outside this summer! Even if social distancing is still the norm, there’s…

Describing Your Pain: Understanding the Pain Rating Scale

“How would you rate your pain on a scale of 1-10?” Chances are, if you’ve ever visited a doctor for an orthopedic issue (or any injury), you’ve likely been asked…

Hitting The Links: A Golfing Warm-up to Reduce Injury and Improve Performance

Before you hit the links, a proper golfing warm-up is a good idea. A warm-up can also reduce miss-hits and improve your score.

In the Patient’s Shoes: My ACL Reconstruction Journey as a Physical Therapist Part 3: Returning to Sports

My name is Erik Kust and I am an orthopedic clinician at the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin. I have countless experiences treating patients for ACL injuries, but after sustaining my…

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Identification and Treatment

What exactly is carpal tunnel syndrome? We certainly hear a lot about it and Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin’s Dr. Greg Watchmaker says it is the most common hand problem we…