EXERCISE! Get Out and Move!

  Cold weather and the holiday bustle make the opportunity to exercise difficult, if not impossible. According to an article by In Motion, a publication of the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine, even just minimal exercise can make a big impact! Exercise is perhaps the closest thing to a “Miracle Drug” in existence. The…

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Julie Dunn, PT, DPT, CMPT

Julie Dunn: November 2018 Physical Therapist of the Month! Julie practices at the STARS Meridian Talus location. Julie is also a STARS provider at the Mulvaney OBGYN clinic on the Boise hospital campus. She received a Bachelor’s in Spanish from Boise State University, and her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from Idaho State University. After graduating,…

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October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month

October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is important to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.  Although many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, there remains much to be accomplished. It is important to stress that women need to be…

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October is National Physical Therapy Month!

In October, we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month. Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants from STARS Physical Therapy can help improve and restore motion to your life. This recognition is an opportunity to highlight the fact that we are your trusted experts in helping you to improve your quality of life by keeping healthy, fit,…

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Brian Murphy

Brian Murphy, PT “As a soccer player in high school, I suffered a knee injury. Following surgery I was in Physical Therapy so that I could return to soccer and play in college. It was then that I decided Physical Therapy was going to be a good profession for me to be in so that…

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Identify, Prevent, and Manage Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Ask Your Physical Therapist How!

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) occurs as a result of overuse or misuse of the body and it generally affects the upper extremities. It has been reported that approximately 60% of all occupational injuries can be attributed to RSI. This causes a significant decrease in productivity on a personal and professional level. Causes RSI usually occur…

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WorkSTAR and Workplace Wellness

Workplace wellness is an emerging concept given the increasing number of chronic health problems that arise from working long hours in a physically and mentally stressful job. One aspect of a regular desk job is long hours in front of a computer in a posture that is probably not the most ergonomic. Furthermore, repetitive strain…

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Ankle Injuries – by Wesley Flint, MD

Review diagnosis and treatment of sports related ankle injuries Management of ankle fractures Differentiate when to refer to the Emergency Department vs Specialist Number of contact hours: 1 CEU hours will be offered (This course is approved by the BOC) VENUE: Joint Preservation Conference Room 6165 W. Emerald St.Boise, ID 83706 DATE/TIME: August 28th, 2018…

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Beau Dobson

Beau practices at the STARS Nampa Rec Center location. He  received both his undergraduate degree of Kinesiology-Exercise and Movement Science and Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS) and recently achieved his certification as (OCS) Orthopedic Certified Specialist.

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Kristina LaFace

Kristina LaFace, PT, MPT, COMT  has worked at the STARS Boise Curtis location for 12 years. She is a Certified Orthopaedic Manual Therapist through NAIOMT ( the North American Institute of Orthopaedic Manual Therapy). Kristina enjoys treating patients with a variety of diagnoses, and understands the importance of working with people to achieve their functional goals, whether it’s return to sport,  community walking,…

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