Concussion Symptoms can Improve with Managed Exercise & Physical Therapy

Concussions, Exercise & Physical Therapy - Ideal Motion - Eagle River Physical Therapy

With high school sports starting up soon and NFL training camps in full swing, concussions are certain to ramp up within the mainstream consciousness. And, while talk will often point to conventional wisdom which states that “time and rest” are the best and only options for recovery from concussion, Eagle River physical therapist Chris Wilson […]

Rethinking back pain treatment paths during National Physical Therapy Month

While an estimated eight in 10 people will experience back pain at some point in their lives – up to 30 percent of Americans, in fact, over the past three months – few people actually get to the bottom of the cause of the pain.  This is a problem, says Eagle River physical therapist Chris Wilson.  “When you don’t […]

Eagle River PT Offers Health and Fitness Tips for College Freshmen

The struggle new college students experience is real, says Eagle River physical therapist Chris Wilson. The ability to stay active and lead a healthful lifestyle is such a common challenge to young adults entering college, Wilson points out that it’s often stigmatized up in the term “The Freshman 15.”  “When a recent high school graduate first goes off to college, they’re […]

Mind your Back(pack) during Back-to-School

From homework and tests to extra-curricular activities, students already shoulder plenty of weight during back-to-school time. Their backpacks should be the least of their worries, says Eagle River physical therapist Chris Wilson.  “Backpacks are so practical, but they’re also so easy to misuse,” said Wilson, owner of Ideal Motion Physical Therapy in Eagle River. “If they’re too heavy or just worn incorrectly, backpacks can cause […]

Bad posture can ‘sneak up’ as shoulder pain as you age

Shoulder pain in older adults often appears suddenly, as if caused by a sudden trauma or injury. But for many, says Eagle River physical therapist Chris Wilson, shoulder injuries are often the result of musculoskeletal conditions directly associated with aging and, more specifically, weakening posture. “Some people may think ‘I slept on it wrong’ or […]

Repetitive movements can cause pain, injury in new parents

While injuries such as tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow — known as repetitive stress injuries (RSIs) — are often linked to an occupation or some type of sports or recreation activity, Eagle River physical therapist Chris Wilson points out that the physical rigors of parenting can often lead to a similar level of pain and discomfort.  The continual lifting, carrying, reaching […]

Shovel intelligently, save your back this winter

With winter just around the corner, Eagle River physical therapist Chris Wilson would like Eagle River residents to keep in mind that shoveling is a strenuous activity that shouldn’t be taken lightly. When done correctly, says the owner of Ideal Motion Physical Therapy, it can offer you a beneficial, full-body workout. If approached haphazardly, however, […]