Samantha Kreutter, DPT, ATC, is a doctor of physical therapy and a certified athletic trainer who provides therapeutic care at Bone & Joint’s physical therapy clinics in Plover and Wausau.
Samantha joined Bone & Joint in March 2021. She works to improve her patients’ flexibility and range of motion so they can get back to the activities they love. Samantha has special interests in sports medicine, general orthopedics, injury prevention, dry needling, and concussion management.
Samantha earned her Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin–La Crosse, in La Crosse, Wisconsin. She received her Bachelor […]
Your back may be hurting for many reasons. Sitting too long, missing a step, or lifting a heavy object can twist your muscles and take a toll on your back. Eight out of ten people experience spinal pain at some point in their lives.
The good news is that 95 percent of the time, back pain will improve without medical treatment. But if your pain is severe, persistent and limiting, it’s in your best interest to see a physician and check it out.
If you experience any of the following symptoms, your back is telling you to […]
Did you ever do the experiment where you placed a chicken bone or an egg in a glass of vinegar and let it sit overnight? Do you remember what happened? The next day the chicken bone bent like a piece of licorice, and the eggshell was soft. This happened because the acidity of the vinegar drew out all the minerals.
That’s what happens—to a lesser extent—in our bones when our bodies try to keep the acidic, alkaline, and mineral levels in balance to keep our bodies running smoothly.
It’s one reason a healthy bone-building diet filled with […]
There may be many reasons. First, it IS summer in Wisconsin, and that means heat, humidity, and swollen feet.
Just ask Janice. It was a hot July day. Janice and her family went to the beach. She played with the kids in the lake, enjoyed a picnic lunch, and just enjoyed relaxing on the beach blanket in the warm sunshine. But by day’s end, Janice’s feet had swollen too much to fit into her shoes.
Fortunately, like most weather-related swelling, Janice’s swollen feet were a temporary condition.
All this extra weight may create mobility issues for these children as they become adults.
A recent study in the International Journal of Obesity suggests that children who are overweight not only experience musculoskeletal pain, but they also may have bone and joint dysfunction later in life. However, the cumulative effect of childhood obesity on adult health requires further investigation.
Obesity also causes some immediate conditions that affect the health and well-being […]
We’re talking about your big toes. They play an essential role in your balance, health, and movement.
Henry found out that fact the hard way.
As Henry walked down his steps while talking on the phone, he slipped and slid down the last two steps with his big toe folded under his body.
Knowing it was too late to visit a doctor, the emergency room was the only option for care that evening. To avoid a costly medical bill, Henry decided to wait until Bone & Joint opened in the morning. He would […]