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A Patient’s Story: Mary Stephan – Debilitating Hip Pain to World Champion

For many experiencing debilitating joint pain, stepping back from the activities you love can be heartbreaking. For Mary Stephan, a former Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin patient, hip pain forced her to step away from her active lifestyle and limited her ability to participate in her life-long passion – training and riding horses competitively.  After getting […]

Weekend Warriors Beware: 6 Fall Cleanup and Home Repair Safety Tips

When the weather starts to get cool and the kids head back to school, we all start to think about how we’ll prepare our homes for fall and winter. So, if you’re planning on tackling some fall home improvements and cleanup, be sure to follow these home repair safety tips. Fall cleanup can be a […]

Got Noisy Joints? What You Need to Know About Joint Cracks and Pops

Kevin Campion, PT, MPT “My shoulder makes a noise when I move. Is that bad?” Substitute shoulder for knee, neck, or ankle, and some version of the “noisy joints” question is heard nearly every day in our physical therapy clinics.  Most of us know that joints can make noises: cracks, pops, snaps, clicks, and more. […]

6 Back-to-College Health Tips to Help Students Avoid Orthopedic Injuries

For most college students, teen orthopedic health isn’t even on their minds. But orthopedic injuries can occur at any age, and it’s essential to focus on lifelong orthopedic health practices. As we prepare to go back to school, these college health tips can help students avoid common injuries and stay safe. While most teens don’t […]

6 Tips for Summer Water Sports Safety and Injury Prevention

When summer weather hits, most of us can’t wait to get out on the water and enjoy outdoor water sports. But from water skiing and jet skiing, to kayaking and swimming pool games, it’s important to practice water sports safety. Water injuries are common at this time of year. Most of us think of drowning […]

Time to Plan Your Summer Fun Runs and Charity Walks

Fun runs and charity walks are great motivation, whether you’re a running newbie, looking for a new way to stay fit, or coming back to exercise after a hiatus. Best of all, many of these events are available for all abilities and fitness levels, making them an excellent reason to lace up your sneakers. If […]

Having Trouble Sleeping? 12 Ways to Get a Better Night’s Sleep

Are you having trouble sleeping? Sleep is crucial for your health and wellbeing. Whether you’re looking for more energy, seeking a brighter mood, or hoping to increase your mental and physical stamina, better sleep is often the answer. But if you’re having trouble sleeping, you may be missing out on all the benefits the Sandman […]

Standing Desk Ergonomics: 7 Benefits of Standing at Work

We’ve all been there, slumped over a computer, typing away, back aching, shoulders hunched, as the hours tick away. Chances are if you’ve ever been in this (poor) position, you’ve likely wondered about the benefits of standing at work. Standing desks and treadmill desks have gained in popularity over the past several years. A recent […]

Stay Cool as Ice: 7 Ice Hockey Tips to Prevent Injury

Hockey players will tell you there’s no sport greater than ice hockey. Those who play genuinely love the game and enjoy the toughness and challenge of their time on the rink. Ice hockey isn’t for the faint of heart, however. It’s a full-contact sport, and even for kids, it’s essential to follow ice hockey tips […]