Cynthia Bauer's blog

Anti-Gravity Treadmill Makes Galactic Impact on Rehab

AlterG antigravity treadmillGravity is highly overrated – at least when it comes to recovering from an injury or surgery. Gravity, the natural force that causes objects to pull toward the center of the Earth, has a significant, and often painful, impact on joints, such as hips, knees and ankles.

Aquatic Physical Therapy Aids Bariatric Patients

Aquatic Physical TherapyPeople who are overweight may suffer from joint and back pain, fibromyalgia, arthritis and other medical conditions. When these individuals are referred for physical therapy, the thought of physical exercise may seem daunting, painful or intimidating.

The Benefits of Barefoot Running

If you are a runner, you have probably heard about the recent trend to run “barefoot.”  Barefoot runners may actually be running without shoes or with minimal cushioned footwear – shoes with thin soles. What are the benefits of running barefoot?

New Therapy Technique Offers Relief from Pain

Graston TechniqueAs a physical therapist and director of outpatient musculoskeletal services at Good Shepherd, I am always pleased when we can offer our patients a new treatment that can help them recover from a painful condition or injury. We’ve recently introduced our patients to the Graston Technique®, a form of manual soft tissue therapy involvi

Safety Tips for Raking Leaves

It’s official – autumn has arrived! And, I think most of us can agree that the changing leaves are beautiful on the trees but troublesome on the ground. Raking leaves can be hard work and an excellent form of exercise, but the task also poses risk of injury. If you’ll be raking fallen leaves, consider these important safety tips: 
 
  • As with any exercise program, stretch gently before starting and cool down when finished.

Getting Back To Life after a Knee Replacement

Does walking up a flight of stairs cause pain in your knee? Do you feel stiffness and pain even while doing simple, everyday tasks or pain in your knee while sleeping? Is your lifestyle hampered by pain, causing you to not do some of the things you love because your knee can’t handle it?

It might be time for knee replacement surgery.

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