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Head Injuries, Physical Therapy Tips

IS YOUR MASK MAKING YOUR JAW HURT?

Dana Tress • November 17, 2020

We are seeing more people in the clinic complaining about increased jaw pain, which we refer to as TMJ (temporomandibular joint) or TMD (temporomandibular dysfunction). ...

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Let's Talk About The Potty

Ashley Dougvillo • January 12, 2021

Let’s talk potty habits.  Yes, I said it…..the potty and your habits (I have a 2 year old at home, can you tell?!)   Now lets...

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Middle School Winter Running Club

Jill Ernst • December 23, 2020

Late September I literally sat straight up in bed at 3:00am with the idea to host a middle school running club.  The night before, McHenry...

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"Aw, Nuts"

Ashley Dougvillo • September 3, 2020

I hate to be the bearer of bad news, but that delicious bag of trail mix with the M&Ms, chocolate chunks and assortment of nuts...

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The Importance of Breathing

Ashley Dougvillo • August 25, 2020

I think it is clear that breathing is essential for life.  The benefits of a healthy breathing pattern are not always clear though.   I want...

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Diastasis recti....what even is this?

Ashley Dougvillo • August 11, 2020

We all dream of the 6 pack, the beautiful “pack of abs.”  Unfortunately it is not always just as straightforward as doing a bunch of...

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Hamstring Injuries Are Just The Worst!

Denise Smith • July 19, 2020

Hamstring injuries are JUST THE WORST!!  And that is because they are slow to heal and quick to come back if you don’t fix the...

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Owning Your Physical Therapy

Abby Schenk • July 2, 2020

The single most important part of my job is helping individuals take ownership and develop self-efficacy in their recovery journey. Yes, reducing pain through hands...

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Understanding Dry Needling and How It Could Help You!

Abby Schenk • June 11, 2020

Dry Needling is a skilled intervention performed by a Certified Dry Needling Specialist.  Dry Needling is the use of a filiform needle that penetrates the...

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Nutrition over Diet

Ashley Dougvillo • May 8, 2020

Diet is a common word thrown around these days but what about just using the word “nutrition.”  Are we truly ingesting nutritious foods?  It is...

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Smith Balance and Concussion Center

Dana Tress • April 1, 2020

What is Smith Balance + Concussion Center?? One of the goals of Smith Physical Therapy is to offer the highest quality, concierge physical therapy services...

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