Browsing ‘Physical Therapy’ Archives

What are Shin Splints? How to Relieve this Common Runner’s Affliction

Do your shins throb and ache after your daily run? Do you have shin tenderness, sensitivity, soreness or pain that persists after beginning a new and intense physical activity? You may be experiencing shin splints, also known as tibial stress syndrome. While you may have heard of this condition, you may wonder, what are shin […]

Tennis Injury Prevention: How to Avoid Common Tennis Injuries

Warm weather is here, and we are finally getting back to our favorite outdoor activities. If you enjoy tennis, you might be eager to hit the court as soon as possible. But grabbing your racket without any preparation may not be the best idea. Even a few hours of swinging a racket can lead to […]

What to Expect at Your First Physical Therapy Appointment: A New Patient’s Guide

What should you expect when you visit the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin for physical therapy? For new patients, your first physical therapy appointment might be a little scary or overwhelming. Thankfully, our talented team of orthopedic specialists is here to put your mind at ease. We put our patients first to ensure they are always […]

Achilles Tendonitis and Running: Recovery and Prevention

With each step you take, your Achilles tendon is at work. The Achilles tendon, also known as the heel cord, is the thick and fibrous band of tissue that connects the calf muscles to the heel bone. It is the strongest tendon in the body, and it allows us to push off the ground when […]

Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy for Women’s Health

Do you leak when you cough or sneeze? Do you have pain during sex? Have you been told Kegel exercises are the answer to your pelvic problem? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may benefit from pelvic floor physical therapy.  The skilled orthopedic specialists of the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin are […]

What is Frozen Shoulder?

Have you noticed you can’t reach up or back with your arm? Is it painful to even try? You may be experiencing frozen shoulder. Frozen shoulder is a common but painful condition that involves a gradual increase in shoulder stiffness. It leads to a loss of range of motion and impact your daily function.  Orthopaedic […]

Common Winter Sports Injuries and How to Prevent Them

With the 2022 Winter Olympic Games starting up, millions of Americans will witness spectacular feats of athletic prowess. From snowboarder Shaun White sailing twenty feet in the air to the figure-skaters gracefully floating around the rink, there will be no shortage of sensational athletic feats. These remarkable events may inspire some of us to take […]

Olympic Weightlifting and Physical Therapy Rehabilitation

When the Olympic Games took place this past summer in Tokyo, the world watched as global competitors participated in one of the oldest Olympic Games events, Olympic weightlifting. While many view Olympic weightlifting as only for the ultra-strong, physical therapist Tyler Lang, PT, DPT, has a different take on the sport.  Lang, a Certified Olympic Weightlifting […]

How to Prevent Neck Pain, Strains and Injuries

We have all experienced waking up with neck pain after a long sleep in an awkward position, and it’s not uncommon to come home after a long day and have some soreness or pain in our neck. Neck strains and injuries are very prevalent, and neck pain can be rooted in many causes.  Posture can […]