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

Injury Prevention: What Is It?

2018-12-27T19:50:41+00:00 December 27th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Zach Koba, MS, CSCS Injury Prevention: What is it? Most of my current and former clients have the same goal- to be able to perform activity without pain. Overall, to summarize injury prevention in its simplest form, prevention is nothing more than systematically progressing your bodies tissue tolerances gradually to be able to perform the

Plantar Fasciitis – Symptoms and Treatment

2018-10-26T18:37:05+00:00 October 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

Who am I? First, I’d like to introduce myself – I’m Mike Leitza. I’m a Licensed Physical Therapist with 20 years of experience treating outpatient orthopedics (injuries to muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones).  I had the idea to start a blog to provide you with some helpful information about common injuries we see on a regular

Treatments for Tennis Elbow

2018-09-26T20:12:05+00:00 September 26th, 2018|Uncategorized|

My name is Mike Leitza and I am a licensed physical therapist with 20 years experience treating in  outpatient orthopaedics.   I am starting this blog to give the consumer some general information about common injuries we see in physical therapy including;  basic information about the soft tissues (tendons, muscles, ligaments) or bones involved with these