March Is Brain Injury Awareness Month

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month! According to the Brain Injury Association of America, each year an estimated 2.5 million children and adults in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), and another 795,000 individuals sustain an acquired brain injury (ABI) from non-traumatic causes. TBIs can affect the functionality of the brain–affecting thinking,…

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The Importance of Physical Therapy on Women’s Health: All You Need To Know

Ever since the #1 New York Times bestseller entitled “Men Are From Mars, Women Are From Venus” by John Gray was published, more and more people have asked the question “What makes men and women so different?”. Gray’s use of analogies and metaphors to highlight key differences between genders has made the book a modern classic….

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Free Incontinence Seminar

Do you find yourself running to the bathroom or closing your legs as you sneeze? Trust us, you are not alone. Saint Alphonsus physicians and STARS Physical Therapist, Julie Dunn are specialists that can offer solutions for incontinence and pelvic floor weakness. Our goal is to help facilitate return of normal bladder control and teach…

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Happy New Years!

We always start January with the best of intentions–this is the year I will lose weight, eat healthier, find that work/life balance and finally travel more— but it’s always easier said than done. While a lot of people who make New Year’s resolutions do break them, research shows that making resolutions is useful. People who…

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Winter Paralympic Athletes Challenged with Injuries Too

The first Winter Paralympic Games took place in Sweden in 1976, and 53 athletes participated in two sports. The Games have grown exponentially since then with more than 670 athletes participating in 80 events across six sports in the most recent PyeongChang Paralympics in 2018. This growth can be attributed to several factors, including the…

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Tips for Better Sleep and Recovery

If you want to improve your athletic performance, proper rest and recovery are critical. In some ways, they are even more important that your training. Getting better sleep is an important component of rest and recovery. Entire books have been written on sleep and how to improve your sleep. There are some easy steps you can…

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