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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.

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.

In the Patient’s Shoes: My ACL Reconstruction Journey as a Physical Therapist Part 2: Post-Surgical Recovery

As a Physical Therapist, after tearing my ACL and undergoing surgery, this is what it feels like to be the patient going through post-surgical recovery and rehabilitation.

Gear Up for Spring Training: 7 Tips for Preventing Baseball and Softball Injuries

Pitchers and catchers are reporting for duty and the first spring training games begin in February. It’s only natural that we start thinking of the Great American Pastime: Baseball! If you play for a local team, social league, or if you’re the parent of a little slugger, chances are your thoughts also turn to preventing […]

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution While Preventing Common Beginner’s Workout Injuries

January is here. Resolutions are in progress: the gym is packed, and everyone’s working on their fitness goals. Perhaps unsurprisingly, we often see quite a lot of workout-newbie injuries this time of year. Use these tips to prevent common beginner’s workout injuries and keep your fitness progress on track well into the New Year. The […]

In the Patient’s Shoes: My ACL Reconstruction Journey as a Physical Therapist

Erik Kust, PT, DPT, OCS My name is Erik Kust, and I am a board-certified clinical specialist in orthopaedic physical therapy at Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin. While I’m usually on the other side of the ACL reconstruction surgery journey, I experienced it firsthand as a patient last year. I wanted to detail my journey after […]