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Tips & Techniques to Get You Back to Full Strength

Tips For Managing The Holidays With Chronic Vestibular, Concussion or Headaches

Dana Tress • November 23, 2021

The hustle and bustle of the holiday season brings joy and fun as we take time to gather with family and friends.  Along with that,...

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P is for Prevention (not Pee)

Ashley Dougvillo • November 22, 2021

Did you know that pelvic floor physical therapy was a thing? It sure is, and it is a discipline that I hope continues to gain...

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Golf Medicine? Huh?

Joe Estes • November 18, 2021

Smith Physical Therapy is excited to announce the beginning of its Golf Medicine division at our Crystal Lake facility. What does golf medicine even mean?...

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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: The PT You Never Knew You Needed

Sarah Meyer • November 17, 2021

What is the pelvic floor? In layman’s terms the pelvic floor is a group of muscles in the base of the pelvis that supports organs...

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What Is An Invisible Illness?

Dana Tress • October 27, 2021

The clients that come into the Balance + Concussion Center are not wearing splints or slings, there are no new surgical scars, there are no...

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The Best Low back Strengthening Exercises

Abby Schenk • October 25, 2021

Whether your goal is to deadlift 450lbs, lift your grandchild off the floor, or just relieve chronic low back pain strengthening correctly is key.  Often when...

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What do we look for with video analysis? Part 1

Denise Smith • October 23, 2021

Want to help your runner?  Try filming them during a race or meet.  A quick glance at 2 aspects can help highlight where they might...

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Returning to Life and Fitness Postpartpum

Abby Schenk • October 4, 2021

My girlfriends always say to me “you’re a PT, so you know what to do post baby right?”  Wrong- the fun thing about being a...

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I Didn't Know You Could Treat That!

Dana Tress • September 27, 2021

“I didn’t know you could treat that!”  “No one ever told me to see a physical therapist for this before now!” We hear those words...

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Blood Flow Restriction Training: Let's get Swole!

Sarah Meyer • September 21, 2021

    Blood Flow Restriction Training Written by: Sarah Meyer, PT, DPT, CIDN Blood Flow Restriction Certified   What is it? Blood flow restriction training,...

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Supporting Your XC Runner . . . Role of Strength Training

Denise Smith • September 9, 2021

In our last blog, we discussed some of the top ways parents can help support their runner during XC season.  This blog is focused on...

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