Diabetes’ Impact on Muscles, Joints, and Bones

People with diabetes are at an increased risk for many medical conditions.  These medical conditions may include decreased sensation in the feet, heart, and blood vessels issues, kidney problems, and difficulty healing wounds on the feet. These are common problems that many people are aware of. Other issues with joints and muscles, though, often get…
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4 Major Lower Body Muscles’ Impact on Flexibility and Function

Muscles do a wonderful job of supporting all of the bones in the body. Each muscle has been intricately designed for a purpose. Some muscles work primarily to move the body and others work to position and support. It is the complex coordination of hundreds of muscles that allows a range of activities from walking…
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13 Health Facts That Might Surprise You!

Are you a pop quiz or fun fact expert? Think you know everything there is to know about health and fitness? These health facts may surprise you!   Sitting for over three hours every day can cut up to two years off of your life expectancy. (1)   Laughing 100 times a day is comparable…
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Recent Patient Feedback: Linda C. | Wenger Physical Therapy

We love getting positive updates & feedback from our patients –– it inspires us to do what we do! Check out this recent feedback from one of our patients! Thank you, Cathy for motivating me and keep me going and cheering me on when there was improvement. I so enjoyed you as a physical therapist….
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Injury prevention: Safe Landing Strategies for a Fall in Each Direction

Injuries from falls continue to be a large problem in the United States. In a given year, forty percent of people over the age of sixty-five will sustain at least one fall. The issue with falling, besides the need to get back up, is that thirty percent of these falls cause moderate to severe injuries….
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Healthy Cookie Recipes for a Guilt-Free Valentines Day

It’s almost Valentine’s Day, and it’s definitely a day filled with sweets and treats. This year, we want to help make your February 14th a little bit healthier. One of the most popular items to bake and share on this holiday are cookies. So we found five very healthy cookie recipes to share with you!…
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3 Signs of the Most Common Wrist Fracture & Prevention Strategies

Slipping on ice, riding a bike, rollerblading, slipping on the stairs, and catching a toe on a curb are just a few of the many ways a person may sustain a fall. Accidents happen. So let’s say you or someone you know fall and reach out to break the fall, landing on their wrist. The…
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What Are the Most Common Types of Basketball Injuries?

Basketball is a fast-paced, contact sport jam packed with running, jumping and high energy action. So, it’s no surprise to anyone that the sport results in a lot of injuries every year. But would you have guessed that basketball causes more injuries than any other sport? There are over 500,000 basketball injuries every year, which…
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Kids’ Bodies are Begging: “Less Sugar Please!”

Today’s youth are feeling the effects of sugary diets, and as adults, we need to make sure they start eating and drinking less sugar daily.  Alarming statistics show that over 60% of children have one sugar-sweetened beverage on a given day (1). Even worse, over 30% have two or more sugar-sweetened beverages each day. Now…
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Protein Packed Brown Rice Chili Recipe

It’s been awhile since we’ve shared a healthy recipe, so what better time than before this sports and tv filled weekend?! This chili recipe is packed with protein to help boost your energy. So whether you’re hitting the gym, or need to get a lot of stuff done around the house this weekend, this will…
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