Kingsford

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a common form of joint disease affecting the neck, back, hands, hips, knees, and other areas. It is often a progressive disease: initial pain can lead to worsening symptoms with time.  Risk factors include: gender (women are more likely to get knee...

  By: Paul Stefanac, PT, DPT | Doctor of Physical Therapy | UP Rehab Services | Kingsford   When the foot hits the ground and the ground hits back, making sure the body manages forces in a healthy way is important for efficiency and injury prevention. Cadence, or step-rate, is...

  Research has shown that staying active will reduce your risk of falls by improving your ability to assist in a loss of stability. There are several benefits of exercise in the aging population, including increased strength and stamina, enhanced balance, improved walking patterns, and quicker...

  [caption id="attachment_5174" align="aligncenter" width="1024"]  [/caption] Lymphedema occurs as the result of a compromised lymphatic system in which localized fluid retention and tissue swelling occurs.  The presence of lymphedema can greatly impact mobility and increase risk of infection in the affected area.  Aquatic physical therapy is a...

                by Paul Stefanac, Physical Therapist | UP Rehab Services Hamstring muscle strains are prevalent in soccer, rugby, football, and individual sports like track and field, cross country skiing, and downhill skiing. These injuries can be debilitating and require extensive recovery time. What’s worse is that one...

  Sara Edlebeck-Gunville, PT, DPT | UP Rehab Services   As a clinician treating and specializing in clients who are new moms and mommies-to-be, it is important to discuss the impact childrearing and childbirth can have on the body. The female body is nothing short of amazing....

Sara Edlebeck-Gunville, PT, DPT | UP Rehab Services   “If you don’t like the weather, wait five minutes. It’ll change.” Truer words were never spoken, especially in the Upper Peninsula. We have no control over what Old Man Winter throws at us; although, we Yoopers can be...

Sara Edlebeck, PT, DPT | Ashley Bracco, PTA | UP Rehab Services Fall has returned and every self-respecting Yooper knows what that means: It’s time for bird, deer, turkey, and bear hunting seasons. The statistics on injuries from accidental shootings and falls are shocking. We’ll...

Treatable Dizziness Caused by the Inner Ear by Paul Stefanac, Physical Therapist | UP Rehab Services BPPV stands for benign (harmless) paroxysmal (sudden attack) positional vertigo and is caused by an inner ear problem. BPPV is relatively common and is more prevalent as we age. While it...