Category: Physical Therapy

3008, 2022

Meet Andrew Wilke, DPT, ACSM-CEP

Andrew Wilke, DPT, ACSM-CEPAndrew Wilke, DPT, ACSM-CEP, is a clinical exercise physiologist certified by the American College of Sports Medicine. He combines hands-on therapy with individualized exercise programs to help people remain independent and meet their long-term goals.

Specialties

As part of the physical therapy team, Andrew Wilke specializes in treating major joint issues and low back pain. He helps people recover from surgery and sports injuries. Andrew has a special interest in helping people strengthen muscles and improve balance to reduce falling risks. He also works with athletes who want to return to their […]

308, 2022

Is foam rolling right for you?

If you’ve visited a gym, walked through a sports store, or watched fitness videos online, you’ve probably seen an image of someone using a foam roller.

Are foam rollers beneficial recovery tools for muscles?

Some studies have found foam rollers relax muscles and help prevent delayed onset muscle soreness.

If you’re a serious athlete, a weekend warrior, or an occasional fitness buff, you’ve probably experienced the condition first-hand.

According to the National Library of Medicine, delayed onset muscle soreness or DOMS describes the mild to severe muscle tenderness people feel after a new or particularly strenuous workout.

Healthcare providers can diagnose DOMS but […]

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 […]

505, 2022

Meet Lisa Machotka, DPT

Lisa Machotka, DPT, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy at Bone & Joint’s physical therapy center in Plover.

Lisa helps people of all ages overcome muscular imbalances and motor impairments that affect their ability to work, play sports, or enjoy life. She helps people continue their best quality of life by helping to minimize the effects of limiting spinal conditions. Lisa has a special interest in caring for people who deal with complex conditions involving their muscles and nervous systems such as Parkinson’s Disease.

She also helps patients recover from orthopedic surgery, including total joint replacements. Lisa takes the time to promote injury […]

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