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Blog 2018-06-13T18:02:02+00:00

Sports Physical Therapy in Kenosha seeks to keep our patients, staff, and professional network informed by maintaining a blog about our industry. This includes articles from our providers, training tips, news about upcoming therapies and products, and more. Click on the titles below to read more on each topic.

Educated Patients Are More Successful in Physical Therapy

With the ongoing changes to the U.S. healthcare system, it’s never been more important for patients to actively participate in the management of their own health and well-being. Studies show that engaged and informed patients often report more positive healthcare experiences including high-quality dialogue with physical therapists and fewer problems with care coordination. To get the most out of physical therapy, patients should be familiar with available treatments, know how to find the best therapist for their needs, and learn to advocate for themselves. It’s also important for patients to be able to describe how a particular problem is affecting their daily lives including symptoms, loss of function, and inability to complete tasks that once came easily. How can patients play a more active role in physical therapy? A few habits of highly engaged patients include: Knowing when to seek

October 10th, 2017|

Physical Therapy’s Scope of Practice Extends Beyond Aches and Pains

Physical therapy is an obvious choice when you’ve sprained an ankle or developed tennis elbow, but what about when you need to boost your mood? Though highly skilled in methods that improve mobility and reduce pain following an injury, physical therapists can also play a key role in improving a patient’s mental health. Exercise, a core component of any physical therapy regimen, is known to benefit patients with mild to moderate mood disorders such as depression. Depression is an underlying condition often associated with chronic illnesses and orthopedic injuries that limit mobility and participation in daily activities. With depression affecting one in 10 Americans at some point in their lives, physical therapy is another avenue to diagnose and treat the associated symptoms. Physical activity reduces feelings of anxiety, depression and stress by improving the patient’s cognitive function and self-esteem. Moreover,

October 5th, 2017|

New Therapy Offers Patients More Effective Option for Tendonitis and Soft Tissue Restrictions

Until now, the options for treating tendon pain and soft tissue problems were limited and not very effective. Often, people could suffer for months, even years, with pain and movement restrictions due to soft tissue dysfunction. Finally, a solution is now available that is highly effective and clinically proven. Sports Physical Therapists has clinicians –or- a clinician on staff that has undergone the intensive training and study to become certified in Astym® treatment, a new therapy that was scientifically developed to target the actual cause of the pain rather than just the symptoms. Astym treatment is unmatched in its ability to resolve tendinopathies, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, Achilles and patellar tendonitis, scar tissue problems, and other soft tissue dysfunctions. Astym treatment is the regenerative medicine of therapy and is designed to restore soft tissues at a cellular level. It rebuilds

September 21st, 2017|

Local Clinicians Undergo Intensive Training to Become Astym-Certified

Until now, the options for treating tendon pain and soft tissue problems were limited and not very effective. Often, people could suffer for months, even years, with pain and movement restrictions due to soft tissue dysfunction. Finally, a solution is now locally available that is highly effective and clinically proven. Sports Physical Therapists has clinicians –or- a clinician on staff that has undergone the intensive training and study to become certified in Astym® treatment, a new therapy that was scientifically developed to target the actual cause of the pain rather than just the symptoms. Astym treatment is unmatched in its ability to resolve tendinopathies, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, Achilles and patellar tendonitis, scar tissue problems, and other soft tissue dysfunctions. To find out if Astym treatment is right for you, call 262-925-5020 and schedule an appointment with an Astym-certified therapist,

September 20th, 2017|

New Therapy Offers Patients More Effective Option for Tendonitis and Soft Tissue Restrictions

Until now, the options for treating tendon pain and soft tissue problems were limited and not very effective. Often, people could suffer for months, even years, with pain and movement restrictions due to soft tissue dysfunction. Finally, a solution is now available that is highly effective and clinically proven. Sports Physical Therapists has clinicians on staff that have undergone the intensive training and study to become certified in ASTYM treatment, a new therapy that was scientifically developed to target the actual cause of pain rather than just the symptoms. ASTYM treatment is unmatched in its ability to resolve tendinopathies, plantar fasciitis, tennis elbow, Achilles and patellar tendonitis, scar tissue problems, and other soft tissue dysfunctions. ASTYM treatment is the regenerative medicine of therapy and is designed to restore soft tissues at the cellular level. It rebuilds and heals the soft

August 22nd, 2017|

How Physical Therapy Can Decrease Lower Back Pain

Lower back pain can leave you immobile, but if no immobile it can compromise quality of life irrespective of intensity. While it might disappear on its own with rest, some people might experience it again and can be more painful the second time around. If you are experience chronic conditions, it is  best that they are shown to a physical therapist who specializes in non-surgical treatments. The main goals of physical therapy for lower back pain include: Decreasing the pain Increasing mobility Teaching patients a maintenance program that will not aggravate the pain Treatments to prevent future back issues Your physical therapist might prescribe certain non-invasive and non-surgical treatments that can allow you to get back on your feet or make the pain bearable. Some common ones include: Passive physical therapies – Also known as modalities, this includes treatments that

January 16th, 2017|

How Physical Therapy Can Aid Pain Management

Did you know that chronic pain, an ongoing pain that lasts for many months, affects more than 110 million Americans each year? The good news is that even excruciating pain can be reduced or managed with aid from a physical therapist who specializes in treating them. This includes: Strength exercises Mobility exercises Manual therapy Posture correction Instructions on managing body mechanics causing the pain This also includes helping patients realize the underlying cause of the pain and how certain treatments can alleviate it or make it manageable. Based on personal fitness goals and the PT’s diagnosis, the patient is offered a custom treatment plan that can speed up recovery. This includes a home exercise program that patients will be trained in so that they do not aggravate the cause of their pain and make it worse. However, physical therapy for

January 9th, 2017|

Common Physical Injuries and their Rehab Options

Injuries and other physical ailments can damage our body in ways that can impede its movement and compromise its general health. Physical rehabilitation can go a long way in getting us back on our feet via therapeutic and non-invasive medical treatments that can make movements after injuries easier and less painful. The following are some common physical injuries and rehab options that work well for them: Injuries leading to swelling or inflammation Ice and heat are considered to be the best treatments for injuries that result in swelling or inflammation. A cold pack for instance can constrict blood vessels when it is applied thus effectively reducing inflammation on the injured body part. However, this is more effective for easing swelling that result from soft tissue injuries. Applying heat on the other hand decreases pain and increases mobility and to the

January 3rd, 2017|

Wisconsin Sports Therapists

Sports medicine physical therapy isn't just a medical profession. It's an art. An art that brings health, well-being, strength, flexibility, and a fresh glow to all who practice it. And at Sports Physical Therapists, you'll experience a level of care unprecedented by other sports therapy clinics. You can visit Sports Physical Therapists knowing that you'll be in good hands with a staff that's warm and understanding of everyone's condition. You’ll receive the best sports physical therapy to be found in the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin areas with trained physical therapists and physical therapist’s assistants. Physical therapy is such a dynamic profession, and the staff at Sports Physical Therapists knows that. With the goal of optimum health in mind, their techniques and technology will help you to recover from any kind of injury taken on in your muscular or skeletal

December 18th, 2016|

Your Health Matters

If you’re looking into sports center physical therapy, look no further than Sports Physical Therapists. Armed to the tee with five locations that serve the Northern Illinois and Southern Wisconsin areas with twenty-five years of experience, Sports is a community-based therapy provider that is all about delivering the kind of care that people deserve. Have you been injured on the job? Has carpal tunnel or frozen shoulder been keeping you from living the kind of life you want to live? Are you an athlete or bodybuilder whose high level of fitness has brought your body wear and tear? Or do you find yourself having aches and pains from the facts of life? The qualified physical therapists at Sports are here to help with all of those problems! They have great reviews and a matching reputation that tells the community they’re

December 13th, 2016|
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