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Exercise During Pregnancy: Experience a Happy and Healthy Pregnancy

Regular exercise has numerous health benefits across all stages of life, including pregnancy. While it is recommended to consult with your doctor before exercising during pregnancy, with uncomplicated pregnancies, it is encouraged as there are numerous benefits and minimal risks.     No matter what stage of life you are in, the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin […]

New Year, New You: New Reasons to See a Physical Therapist

Another year has started. With it, the tradition of deciding on resolutions or goals for life improvement. Often, goals are for better health, more exercise, better diet choices, or trying new activities.    When it comes to health, we often think of visiting our doctor, dentist, and eye doctor, especially since we get our insurance plans […]

Navigating the Court: A Guide to Common Basketball Injuries and How to Stay in the Game

Basketball is an exhilarating sport that demands speed, agility, and teamwork. As fans, we celebrate the awe-inspiring dunks, precision three-pointers, and strategic plays that define the game. However, the fast-paced nature of the game exposes players to various injuries.    At the Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin, basketball season also means we see an increase in sprains, […]

Choosing the Right Shoe for You: Tips for Shoe Shopping for Orthopedic Health

Our feet are one of the most under appreciated parts of our body. Each foot contains 26 bones, 29 muscles, and 30 joints that support us throughout the day. From running to hiking and simply standing, our feet carry out several tasks to get us through the day. The average American spends about 56 percent […]

Surviving Cold and Flu Season: 4 Healthy Habits to Stay Well

As the leaves change color and the temperature begins to drop, we enter the time of year when cold and flu viruses seem to lurk around every corner. While you may be well-versed in the basics of sneezing etiquette, your everyday habits can also play a significant role in helping to prevent seasonal illnesses.    […]

Recovering From Total Shoulder Replacement – What Level of Activity Can I Expect?

Total shoulder arthroplasty, also known as shoulder replacement, is a common surgical procedure used to treat severe pain and mobility restrictions typically caused by osteoarthritis in the shoulder joint. If you’re contemplating undergoing a shoulder replacement, you may wonder what recovery looks like following surgery.   The expectation for a shoulder replacement is to return to […]

What is Barre? The Top 10 Benefits of Barre Workouts

Whether you’re recovering from an injury or just looking to get stronger, barre is an excellent exercise to try. Inspired by a combination of yoga, Pilates, and ballet, barre is a low-impact, high-intensity total body workout. Barre exercises use body weight or light resistance with high repetitions. The goal is to target each muscle group to failure.  Barre […]

Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin Physical Therapy Welcomes New Physical Therapists

The Orthopaedic Hospital of Wisconsin (OHOW) Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine welcomes Sev Villanueva, PT, CMTPT, Mary Ryan, PT, DPT, and Greg P. Fernandez, PT, DPT, CMPT, Cert. DN, to our team of Physical Therapists.    Sev Villanueva, PT, CMTPT Sev has over 30 years of experience treating outpatient orthopedic, neuromuscular, and chronic pain patients. He is […]

How Can Physical Therapy Help After Concussion?

With summer fun sports and activities also comes the increased risk of suffering a head injury such as a concussion. For most people who experience a concussion, the symptoms resolve on their own. But for some, symptoms can persist for weeks. Thankfully, physical therapy can be used to treat all post-concussion symptoms.   In the […]