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Combat osteoporosis through exercise

Combat osteoporosis through exercise

To the 43 million Americans who have low bone density, putting them at high risk of osteoporosis, Eagle River physical therapist Chris Wilson, has an important message: exercise is good medicine. But not just any exercise – weight-bearing, muscle-strengthening...
Tennis elbow more common off the court

Tennis elbow more common off the court

While tennis elbow and its sister ailment, golfer’s elbow, sound like the unfortunate results of overly active country club memberships, these repetitive use conditions affect more than just those who regularly hit the links or swing a racket. In fact, tennis plays a...
Summer Pro Tip: Wear your flip-flops with caution

Summer Pro Tip: Wear your flip-flops with caution

Warmer weather means lighter clothing all around, and footwear is no exception. But before you grab the flip-flops for summer outings and activities, Eagle River physical therapist Chris Wilson of Ideal Motion Physical Therapy offers a word of caution: long-term...
Project your back in the yard & garden

Project your back in the yard & garden

As winter turns to spring and local green thumbs plan for a season of gardening and general yard maintenance, Eagle River physical therapist Chris Wilson has a message for garden and landscape enthusiasts: watch your back. “When gardening, a fact majority of your...
Back pain? Studies say get PT first!

Back pain? Studies say get PT first!

A recently published medical study on the role exercise plays in preventing the risk of prolonged back pain only reinforces the healing power movement has in our everyday lives – specifically when it comes to combatting back pain – says Eagle River physical therapist...