Safety Tips for DIY Home Projects

2020-04-28T19:19:02+00:00 April 28th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Tackling DIY home projects can truly be a rewarding hobby. The satisfaction that comes with completing an improvement to your home is something that money can’t buy. Not only is DIY a fun hobby that allows you to improve your skills with practice, it’s a great way to add value to your property and make

Free Injury Screenings

2020-04-15T14:59:05+00:00 April 15th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Free Injury Screenings If you’re experiencing aches, pains, or strains, we can help. Schedule a free injury screening with a physical or occupational therapist today. Sports Physical Therapists offers free injury screenings at all of our locations as well as a virtual injury screen through video chat, where one of our licensed therapists will assess

Benefits of Direct Access Physical Therapy

2020-03-04T20:20:15+00:00 March 4th, 2020|Uncategorized|

Direct Access allows patients to be evaluated and treated by a licensed physical therapist without obtaining a referral or a prescription from a physician. Wisconsin is one of 50 states that has legislated Direct Access to physical and occupational therapy services.   Patients are able to receive treatment quickly. Time is of the essence when it comes to injuries. Direct access to therapy will

In-Home Physical Therapy Reduce Costs and Improve Outcomes

2020-01-21T16:18:07+00:00 January 21st, 2020|Uncategorized|

We are frequently asked if it is important to have physical therapy before surgery. Many people feel that if they are going to have therapy after surgery, why have therapy before? This may sound like a clear cut answer, but consider the following with Prehab: Learn to expect after surgery and train on proper use

Signs of Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

2019-02-26T20:11:53+00:00 February 26th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Carpal Tunnel is one of the most common diagnoses. What happens is the median nerve gets compromised in the wrist – usually caused by repetitive wrist motion or bending it forward too often. Signs of Carpal Tunnel include: Waking up at night from pain, numbness, and tingling in the hand Numbness in the thumb, index,

Why Physical Therapy is About More Than ‘Getting Better’

2019-02-25T18:50:28+00:00 February 25th, 2019|Uncategorized|

When a patient makes an appointment with a physical therapist to rehabilitate after a shoulder injury, for example, it’s because he wants to get better, right? Well, yes, but what exactly does that mean? As it turns out, “getting better” means different things to different patients. To some, proper recovery from a shoulder injury means

Welcoming Michelle Shamash, Certified Hand Therapist (CHT)

2019-04-03T17:15:21+00:00 February 22nd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Sports Physical Therapists is thrilled to welcome Michelle Shamash to our team of experienced, dedicated therapists.  Michelle works in our Fox Lake location and brings 20 years of training and patient care as a dynamic Certified Hand Therapist (CHT). Michelle graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1992 with a degree in occupational therapy. Six

2019-02-04T18:13:29+00:00 February 4th, 2019|Uncategorized|

Benefits of receiving treatment from a Certified Hand Therapist.   Accurate Assessment of Injuries A Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) has the highest level of hand therapy certification for treating arm and hand injuries.  We are dedicated to providing high quality care in a friendly and encouraging environment.  We take pride in the level of personal and compassionate care

7 ways to exercise on a busy schedule

2019-01-03T17:22:42+00:00 January 3rd, 2019|Uncategorized|

Are you ready to hit 2019 running? The hustle and bustle of the holiday season may be over, but many of you are still very busy with your everyday schedule. Here are 7 simple tips to help you stick to your New Year’s Resolution. 1) Integrate exercise. It’s much easier to accommodate if you find