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Jaw Pain:  Could it be TMJ?

By Josh Bruner, Physical Therapist Do you currently have pain when chewing food? What about a painful click when opening or closing your mouth? If so, you may have temporomandibular joint pain, which is commonly known as TMJ. The temporomandibular joint is where the lower jaw connects to the skull to allow the mouth to [read more]

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Walking Club Returns with Launch of 100 Mile Community Walking Challenge And Excitement Among Participants

The lifting of pandemic restrictions is about to set Platteville area walkers free to roam. The Sole Mates walking club is not only returning for 2021 with its weekly Monday evening walks but also simultaneously launching the club’s always popular 100 Miles in 100 Days Community Walking Challenge. A Launch Party celebration for both the [read more]

Massage Guns: Worth the Hype?

by Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator with contributions by Josh Bruner, Physical Therapist I love massages! They are relaxing, and when I have a headache for a couple days because of tension in my back or soreness from a workout, the massage melts the pain away. But sometimes, I don’t have time for a massage appointment, [read more]

Living With Parkinson’s Disease: Life After Diagnosis

By Shelly Hampton, Physical Therapist, and Jodi Knight, Speech Therapist You’re going about your daily life, then you start to feel “off”. You may start to notice a tremor, generalized fatigue, difficulty swallowing, or hoarseness in your voice. Your friends and family start to ask, “What did you say?” “Can you speak up?” “You’re shaky, [read more]

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The Link Between Urinary Incontinence and Constipation

By Amber Langel, Physical Therapist Do you have urinary incontinence? Do you struggle with having regular bowel movements and feel constipated? Do you sometimes think when you struggle with bowel movement that your urinary leakage is worse? Urinary incontinence can be caused by many factors, with one of the main contributors being constipation. Constipation is [read more]

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Adapting Toys For Kids to Enjoy

By Kaitlin Kersten, Pediatric Occupational Therapist It’s that time of the year again! If you have small kiddos in your life, you are no stranger to the whirlpool of “Toyland” in every major store that sucks your family in with bright colors and cool noises. As a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, I’m always scoping out these [read more]

Hip Pain Causes and Treatment

By Andy Stader, Orthopedic Physician Assistant Hip pain affects most of us at some point throughout our lifetime, whether it’s from playing a casual pickup game, gardening, cutting wood, or carrying in groceries. Most often, when we pull a muscle or irritate our soft tissue, it gets better with RICE (rest, ice, compression, elevation) and [read more]

COVID and Your Back

By Julie Tashner, PT and Ann Morley, OTR/CLT | You feel a gnawing soreness at your neck or shoulders, or perhaps your back or arms, as you continue to click and type away at your keyboard.  Why is this happening? What can you do about it? Currently many of us are working, socializing, or studying from [read more]

Living with Headaches: The Guide to Proper Management

By Joshua Bruner, Physical Therapist Have you ever experienced an intense headache that never seems to go away? Do you ever feel helpless trying to treat your headaches? Headaches can be very disabling and interfere with your daily life. It has been reported that 47% of people in the United States have regular headaches. They [read more]

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Pelvic Floor Physical Therapy: More than Just Kegels

By Amber Langel, Physical Therapist Do you leak urine when you cough, laugh, or sneeze? Do you wear depends or a pad because you are worried about leaking in public? Despite what many thing, it is not normal to leak urine at any age. Pelvic floor physical therapy can help with these issues. And there [read more]