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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 benefits to including hydrotherapy in a physical therapy regimen, so we encourage both doctors and patients to fully explore this extremely effective PT option. For […]

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 a bike takes us back to our younger years. After spending the spring months cooped up indoors this year, biking is especially appealing. Better still, […]

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 therapy clinic. This clinic marks our sixth and newest physical therapy and sports medicine clinic in Wisconsin.

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 to start moving. Whether you’re new to the sport of running or thinking of taking it up again, it’s a great, simple way to exercise outdoors. Crystal Toll PT, MPT, CSCS, CMTPT offers advice for beginning runners working towards running their first 5K.

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 nothing like sunshine and fresh air to boost your spirits. From biking to hikes to kayaking, the summer is jam-packed with outdoor activities–many of which […]

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 this question. The pain rating scale is a common way for doctors to get a ballpark idea of your pain levels, so they can quickly […]

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 own injury, I was in the patient’s shoes. After going through the ACL reconstruction process, it was time for me to return to sports.

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 treat each year.  Simply stated, carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) is a pinched nerve (the median nerve) in the palm and wrist area.