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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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Reasons to Hit the Golf Course

by Sam Peterson, Healthcare Intern When I was three years old, I got my first set of golf clubs. I clearly didn’t realize then how much of an impact the game of golf was going to have on my life. Golf is truly an amazing game and has helped me create so many memories, meet [read more]

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The Time of Our Lives

By Jaime Collins Something magic happened last summer. Amid the pain and loneliness and chaos of the pandemic, people began to take paths less traveled. Literally. With most of the world shut down and the brakes on every plan ever conceived, people ventured outdoors. Scores of people took to the trails and hiking paths. Deep [read more]

Kids & Screen Time

By Jodi Knight, Speech-Language Pathologist We have all heard “Don’t let your kid watch too much TV” and “Using screens isn’t good for little brains.” But why is it important to limit technology use, especially for young children? It is hard to imagine our lives without technology. We spend hours a day with technology of [read more]

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Tech Free Activities to Get Kids Moving

Kids learn through play and fun activities, but adults can find it difficult to “remember” how to play. Trying simple activities that can be fun for kids and adults is a great way to limit tech time and encourage age appropriate development. Below are some ideas to get you started! Bowling with empty bottles or [read more]

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OUTDOOR TECH-FREE ACTIVITIES FOR KIDS

By Jodi Knight, Speech-Language Pathologist  As the weather warms up and we are able to get outside more, consider going “tech-free” for a few hours. Here are a few activities that are free or nearly free great for building language, attention, play skills, and decreasing use of digital media. Take a walk/wagon/stroller ride around the [read more]

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Houseplants: A guide from someone with a not-so-green thumb

by Breanna Callahan, Marketing Coordinator I have a coworker who has an office with several windows. And several plants. I love visiting her office (and her of course) because of the ambience. It’s fresh, it’s energetic, and it’s happy. The plants bring an earthy vibe to what could be a boring, stale office. The fact [read more]

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Walking Away from the Pandemic

By Jaime Collins It appears the end of the pandemic is drawing near. The fact we will not be permanently stuck in pandemic mode comes courtesy of so many of you who masked up, stayed home, and protected others. That, I feel strongly, is the kind of thing great communities do for each other. Let’s [read more]

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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]

Kids Gifts by Age

by Kaitlin Kersten, Occupational Therapist, Jodi Knight, Speech Therapist, and Lindsey Hefel, Physical Therapist TOYS! Nearly every child has a list a mile long of toys they want for Christmas. But as any parent knows, those toys take up a lot of space! And sometimes, are not played with very often. This holiday season, the [read more]

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