Health & Wellness Blog

Breast Biopsies in a Clinic Setting

Monday, October 05, 2020
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When someone hears an abnormality, like a lump, was found on their mammogram it can bring a tidal wave of emotions and questions. Fortunately the field of breast care has made significant advancements over the last 10 years. Treatments have become more abbreviated, better tolerated, and less invasive with faster…

Mellowing Mindfulness

Friday, October 02, 2020
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If you feel excess stress and anxiety creeping into your day, try taking a step back and resetting your mind with these exercises. Discover which one works best for you. Pay attention: Slow down and experience the things that are going on around you. Be nice to yourself: Say to…

Sudden Hearing Loss

Friday, September 25, 2020
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Hearing is important in how we conduct our daily activities. When hearing suddenly changes, it can mean something may not be right. Sudden hearing loss can be caused by a variety things like sensorineural hearing loss, viruses, acoustic trauma,  or head trauma. If you experience sudden hearing loss, it is important…

The Right Kind of Help for Lymphedema

Tuesday, August 25, 2020
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Lymphedema is a persistent buildup of tissue proteins, fluid, and inflammation of an extremity that causes swelling. This abnormal accumulation of fluid can be caused by developmental abnormalities of the lymphatic system (primary lymphedema) or damage of the lymphatic system. Damage can be caused by the removal of lymph nodes…

Does hurt equal harm after surgery?

Tuesday, August 18, 2020
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The nervous system is comprised of approximately 400 nerves that are all connected like a series of highways and functions as our body’s living breathing alarm system.  When the alarm system is triggered, pain is produced to grab our attention so that we can take action or get help.  This…

Helping Athletes Be Their Best

Tuesday, August 04, 2020
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Keeping yourself in good physical condition is an important part of competing in sports and enjoying recreation activities. Physical therapists and Athletic Trainers work together at Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services to help student athletes be their best. "A physical therapist with a special interest in sports medicine often evaluates and…

Recover at home with physical therapy

Friday, July 31, 2020
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Physical Therapy is a healthcare profession that seeks to improve the mobility, function, and quality of life through specialized techniques, modalities, exercises, and education in a variety of locations including in your own home.  A Home Health Physical Therapist works closely with you, your family and caregivers, and doctor. Goals…

Inner Ear Crystals, Vertigo, and Dizziness

Wednesday, July 22, 2020
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Imagine rolling over in bed and suddenly the room begins to violently spin.  As you lay there and try to regain your focus, within a minute or so, the sensation stops.  This is one of the ways that an individual describes the symptoms of vertigo.  Benign paroxysmal positional vertigo (BPPV)…

Getting Back to Activities with Occupational Therapy

Tuesday, July 14, 2020
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Many people think occupational therapy refers to helping people find a job.  In a sense they are correct.  Occupational therapy helps people with the job of living and taking care of one’s self.    Occupational therapists help individuals regain their level of independence to perform daily activities including eating, dressing,…

Would Aquatic Therapy Help Me?

Thursday, July 09, 2020
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The HydroWorx 2000 Series aquatic therapy pool is a part of Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services in Watertown. The therapy pool is designed to reduce pain, improve range of motion and enhance rehabilitation outcomes. Stacey Thury, Physical Therapist and Kristine DeBerg, Physical Therapy Assistant answer some frequently asked questions (FAQs) during the video below.  Therapy Pool…