Improving Home Safety

Blog Post: February 8th, 2021 Clint Lutterman, Doctor of Physical Therapy “Improving Home Safety” Everyone wants to stay in their own home as long as possible, but there are certain activities that need to be done in order for that to happen. For many people with illness, injury, or age related changes, these activities become … Continued

Physical Therapy Postpartum

Blog Post: September 13th, 2021 By Abbi Mathis, Doctor of Physical Therapy Why is physical therapy important postpartum?The musculoskeletal changes that occur during pregnancy, such as the expansion of the belly to accommodate for the baby, happen automatically. Therefore, it is commonly assumed that following birth, the body will automatically return to it’s pre-pregnancy state. … Continued

Proper Body Mechanics: Lifting & Carrying

Blog Post: August 23rd, 2021 By Trina Stone, Doctor of Physical Therapy Injuries to the body can occur from one traumatic event or as the result of repetitive stresses that compound over time. However small the forces may be, this is why it is important to follow safe lifting/carrying body mechanics  each time a person … Continued

Do I Need a Referral for Physical Therapy?

Blog Post: January 4th, 2021 By Matt Wanderscheid, Doctor of Physical Therapy This is a question that we get asked daily, so I thought I’d take advantage of our new blog to help clarify this question. As with most things, there is no clear cut answer, but I will do my best! Iowa, like the … Continued

Adding Plant Diversity to Your Diet

Blog post: August 9th, 2021 By: Jill Buesch, Doctor of Physical Therapy Have you ever heard that eating the rainbow will help you find your pot of gold? What about the quote, “If you have your health, you have it all!” In this article we will consider your health as your pot of gold. The … Continued

I’m So Dizzy, My Head is Spinning!

Blog Post: January 25th, 2021 Dani Weber, Doctor of Physical Therapy “I’m So Dizzy My Head Is Spinning!”   You’ve heard these song lyrics, right?! Maybe I just aged myself, but either way, if you’ve ever dealt with dizziness you may know the feeling. If you google the word “dizzy,” you will see there is an … Continued

Running: Dynamic Warm Up

Blog Post: July 26th, 2021 By Doctor of Physical Therapy, Jason Meyer Research has clearly shown that passive stretching of “cold” muscles before exercise can lead to injury, rather than prevent it, as was originally thought. In fact passive stretching actually “switches” the muscle off! We also know that stretching effectively after exercises is a … Continued

Learning About Lymphedema

Blog Post: July 12th, 2021 By Beth Meyer, Doctor of Physical Therapy, Certified Lymphedema Therapist My interest in becoming a physical therapist started in high school after having physical therapy myself for plantar fasciitis and shoulder surgery. I also enjoyed anatomy and science classes. Then my interest in lymphedema came a little while down the … Continued

Why (Or Rather How) I Became a PT

Monday Blog: June 28th, 2021 By Doctor of Physical Therapy, Kevin Bultena It has been said that many paths can be taken that will all lead to the same destination. This is certainly true as one looks back over the paths taken during their life as to how they ended up in whatever spot they … Continued