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Couch to 5K: Tips to train for a 5K

It’s that time of year in Northern Kentucky, training for the Flying Pig Marathon. You may be thinking, that you can’t even get off the couch, let alone run a marathon— there is a program just for you. The couch to 5K is a running program designed with you in mind. It can transform anyone  

An Innovative New Procedure for Chronic Ankle Instability

A sprained ankle vs Chronic Ankle Instability Many of us have experienced a sprained ankle at one point in our lives, which is when the ankle ligaments tear when you “turn” your ankle. Typically, this minor injury is treated with a splint, rest and staying off the ankle for a few days or weeks. However,  

Low Back Pain in Young Athletes Could be Spondylolysis

Low back pain in a young athlete can be much more than muscle soreness or pain after a tough game. Athletes who participate in sports like volleyball, dance, football, diving, baseball, hockey and gymnastics are at risk for Spondylolysis. If a young athlete is suffering from low back pain for more than a few weeks,  

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