Category: Injury Prevention

406, 2024

Five reasons to try yoga

Mega stars do it. Pro-ball players do it. The NFL made a video about it.

Yoga is a full-body workout for men and women of all fitness levels. 

If you want to stay fit and flexible and learn breathing and meditation techniques that help to reduce stress, adding yoga to your workout routine is recommended.

Yoga can be utilized as an entry-level workout for those just starting their fitness journey, or it can be a useful supplement to workout enthusiasts hoping to diversify their routine and keep their joints safe. Whether focusing on breathing in an introductory […]

1705, 2024

Train well to run well

Are you ready to start running this year? Running is a fantastic way to relieve stress and get exercise if you’re healthy.

Set a Goal for Fall Races in Central Wisconsin

Why not set a goal to compete in one or more of the many races hosted throughout Central Wisconsin this fall to keep your training on track?

You’ll carry the memories of training hard and finishing a race for the rest of your life. But we warn you, running and racing against your own time can be addictive.

The Importance of Proper Training

To finish, you must start well. […]

1605, 2023

How does cycling affect your bones?

No matter how old you are, spring and summer in Wisconsin are great for cycling.

You can ride in your neighborhood or choose to use the miles and miles of trails winding through Wisconsin’s natural areas. These gravel or asphalt paths keep you off the main roads as you enjoy the surroundings.

If you’d rather bike to work, many cities and towns in our state have added dedicated lanes for safer travel from place to place.

But is cycling the best exercise for your bones? 

Cycling offers some excellent cardiovascular health benefits.

A strong cardiovascular system improves blood […]

1405, 2023

Meet Jeremy Sherman, PT

Jeremy Sherman, PT, offers physical therapy services to people of all ages at Bone & Joint Physical Therapy in Medford.

Jeremy has expertise in post-surgical rehabilitation, sports medicine, and general orthopedics. He is also knowledgeable about gait training and throwing injuries. Jeremy also holds certification in Trigger Point Dry Needling.

Physical therapy speeds recovery from surgery and orthopedic injuries.

Jeremy works with each individual to develop a customized treatment plan. Using his expert knowledge of body mechanics, Jeremy helps people recover from surgery and sports injuries. With his training in dry needling, he can manipulate painful muscular trigger points to relieve pain and improve movement.

As […]

1111, 2022

Stay safe and sound this hunting season

In Wisconsin, fall is the season for hunting. And the two go together like Cheeseheads and the Green Bay Packers. Take care and stay safe this hunting season.

Hunting is not for everyone. But those who take part are dedicated to the sport. It’s tradition. Hunters plan and prepare for months before the season opener. Scouting out the best spots. Constructing hunting blinds. And airing out clothing to remove all human scent.

Surprisingly, even though the sport of hunting uses equipment designed for deadly force, […]

2710, 2022

Is your child’s backpack a blessing or a burden?

Is your child complaining about back or neck pain? It could be their backpack.

It’s hard to believe that thousands of central Wisconsin students have been in school for months now with backpacks filled with assignments and books strapped to their backs. But is your child’s backpack a blessing or a burden?

Many of these convenient carryalls will lead to back and neck pain.

Even the best-fitting backpack can cause health issues if it’s too full. The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons […]

2906, 2022

Use Fireworks Safely. Stay Independent this Fourth of July

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Fireworks and the 4th of July go together like brats and buns.

But, lighting the sky up at home has its risks.

An explosive injury can lead to the loss of independence and, in worse-case scenarios, the loss of life.

According to the National Safety Council, 17 people died, and more than 12,000 people were injured by fireworks in 2017. Half of those injured were under 20 years of age.

Even the most “harmless” of types cause injury. Firecrackers cause nearly a fifth of […]

505, 2022

What is tendonitis?

Tendonitis is a condition that describes the inflammation of the tendon.

Tendons are collagen-fiber tissues that connect the bones and muscles, which allow the body to move. There are thousands of tendons in the body. They allow each joint of the body to bend, flex, or rotate during movement.

As the tendon becomes inflamed, it swells and causes pain and stiffness during movement. Usually, people feel tendonitis pain near the joint. It’s often confused with arthritis.

Tennis elbow, trigger finger, De Quervain’s syndrome, and runner’s knee are common conditions affecting the tendons. Of course, tendonitis can also affect the shoulders, ankles, and toes.

Sometimes tendonitis […]

503, 2022

What is bursitis?

Bursitis occurs when the bursa, a synovial-fluid-filled sac is inflamed. Though slippery and tiny, the bursa has a big job. It acts as a cushion and allows the bones, tendons, ligaments, and muscles to work together without friction. When these tiny water-balloon-like sacs become inflamed and swell, movement is painful.

What causes bursitis?

Many cases of bursitis in the joints result from repeated movement of the joint. It is a type of overuse injury.

But overuse injury is only one cause of bursitis.

Age, arthritis, gout, injury, or surgery are other factors. Being overweight also applies more pressure to the bursa.

Bursitis can occur in any joint, tendon, or […]

1208, 2021

Meet Samantha Kreutter, DPT, ATC

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 return to the activities they love. Samantha has special interests in sports medicine, general orthopedics, injury prevention, dry needling, and concussion management.

“Bone & Joint has given me the opportunity to meet people from a wide variety of backgrounds and has allowed me to help them meet their goals,” said […]

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