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Working your core for more than just a six-pack

If there’s a trendy phrase that has made its way through gym culture of late, it has to  

New Year, New Fitness Goals

If frequenting the gym is on your list of 2018 resolutions, you’ve come to the right place. From stretching to correctly using gym equipment and creating healthy new habits, St. Elizabeth Healthcare is here to back up your 2018 fitness goals. Stretching: keep it simple and effective For both gym newbies and gym regulars, stretching  

What You Need to Know About Aquatic Therapy

The first question that most people have about aquatic therapy is, “is it right for me?” The answer to that is easy, yes! Aquatic therapy is right for almost anyone, no matter your age, fitness level or injury. Whether you are an athlete recovering from an injury, or someone with arthritis dealing with intense pain  

Knee Replacements Create a New Hobby for Mike Keipert

Is knee pain slowing you down and making it difficult to live your best life? Mike Keipert knows this struggle well. When his knee joints were bone on bone from years of heavy lifting at his job, he knew he needed to take action and called the St. Elizabeth Total Joint Center. Some knee pain  

What is the Difference between Alzheimer’s and Dementia?

Many times you hear people use Alzheimer’s and dementia interchangeably, but they are not the same. Dementia is a description of a group of symptoms, while Alzheimer’s is a specific disease. Many diseases or conditions can cause dementia. Alzheimer’s is the most common — with 60 to 80 percent of dementia cases due to Alzheimer’s.  

5 Tips for Preparing for Winter Sports on the Hardwood

Football, cross-country and soccer season are coming to an end, and student-athletes are moving indoors to the hardwood for the basketball and volleyball season. Here are five tips from athletic trainer Chris Unkraut, MHA, ATC, CSCS, Head Athletic Trainer for St. Elizabeth Sports Medicine, to keep you healthy as you transition from the soft outdoor  

Treatment Options for Vertigo Patients

What is Vestibular Physical Therapy? St. Elizabeth Healthcare is excited to offer a unique treatment option to patients suffering from dizziness, vertigo or balance disorders – vestibular physical therapy. Scott Schowalter, a Physical Therapist at St. Elizabeth, has been treating patients with vestibular therapy since 2003. He has taken a dozen different educational courses and  

5 Apps You Can’t Live Without

Tracking calories and exercise is just an icon away. Fitness apps are easy, intuitive and really hold you  

Dry Needle Physical Therapy

An Effective New Physical Therapy Technique for Chronic Muscle Pain For patients suffering from chronic or severe muscle pain, St. Elizabeth Healthcare offers dry needling, a type of physical therapy that inserts “dry,” non-medicated needles through the skin into a patient’s trigger points. Myofascial trigger points – most commonly called trigger points – are spots  

Is Your Flat Foot Causing Knee Pain?

We’ve all heard the saying about being caught flat-footed. But what may really catch you by surprise – your flat feet could be causing your knee pain. If you suffer with knee arthritis, you understand the familiar symptoms of joint stiffness in the morning or pain when walking and standing for long periods of time.