Physical Therapy: A Non-drug Option for Chronic Pain

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The CDC released guidelines earlier this year to assist with the growing opioid addition crisis. These guidelines include recommendations for physical therapy and other non-drug options for chronic pain management. “Physical therapists partner with patients, their families, and other health care professionals to manage pain, often reducing or eliminating the ...

Women's Health: It's time to Know your Pelvic Floor

Therapyworks

If I have heard it once I have heard it a thousand times, “I didn’t know you guys treated that”. We do treat “that”. In pelvic floor physical therapy, also known as women’s health, we get the opportunity to help individuals get their lives back by treating urinary incontinence, bowel ...

Physical Therapy Can Fix THAT?

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I did not grow up wanting to be a physical therapist. When I was in kindergarten I wanted to be a doctor, nurse, dentist, or veterinarian, depending on which day you asked me. I only found and fell in love with physical therapy after tearing my ACL in high school ...

We've Got Your Back: What You Need to Know About Back Pain

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Back pain affects millions of individuals every day and can lead to decreased quality of life interfering with your daily activities of work and social life. Low back pain is one of the leading causes of disability around the world. In the United States, the cost of treating low back ...

How to Mitigate the Effects of Backpacks and Keyboards

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As summer is coming to an end, and school is back in session, here are a few tips to help you transition back into the school year and stay on top of your game. Whether you have children who are just starting school or you are attending college, most of ...

Why Do My Feet Hurt?

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Your feet are made to last a lifetime, which is why maintaining proper foot care is so important for overall health and well-being. Your feet bear the most weight as they are the foundation for most functional activities, such as walking, running, jumping and daily tasks. As we age, many ...

Block Party for Health

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Food truck, fire truck, ice cream truck OH MY! Enjoy some food and drink while the kids play games, do fitness testing, and visit with a variety of health/sport/fitness experts. Kids can bring a bicycle and ride a small course to test their road safety as well as get some ...

Men's Health - Some Tips to Keep you Healthy

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Kick off to summer and Fathers’ Health Summer officially kicks off in June and is a wonderful time to kick off a new exercise and health program! June also is a time to celebrate fathers and father’s to be. Men need to care about their health above the waistline as ...

To All Mothers of All Ages

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Mother’s Day is quickly approaching. It is the time of year when we celebrate the mothers, grandmothers, and great grandmothers in our lives. On our end of things at TherapyWorks we are wishing health and wellness to all the mothers out there both young and old. More than just wishing ...

Physical Therapy: Another Resource to Counter Pain

Therapyworks

The new [guidelines][1] released from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention yesterday sends a strong message. The growing numbers of overdoses and addictions to opioids is startling and this prescribing guideline is meant to help medical providers and patients get to the pain-free stage safely. TherapyWorks is proud to ...

Runner's Clinic

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http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2016/jan/26/302357/ Interested in knowing what a professional thinks about your running stride? Is there an injury waiting to happen if alignment is off? Are there strengthening and stretches that can get me ready for race season? Join us for our annual free Runner's Clinic on Saturday, February 13 from 8:00 ...

Overweight or out of shape? Review your numbers

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Hear from family physician Dr. Carla Phipps why eating less is not always the solution to losing weight. Learn new options for those who have “tried it all.” You will receive a print-out of your individual body fat percentage and caloric requirements too! Sarah White-Hamilton, DPT of TherapyWorks will preview ...

Diabetes: Let's Get Serious

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Diabetes is a sneaky gremlin. It is a disease that quiet, yet the damage it can leave is astounding. It is preventable and there are measures one can take to keep the gremlin at bay. Getting a diagnosis of diabetes is stunning. The idea of changing one’s diet to restrict ...

Expect street closures for half marathon on Sunday

Madi Schulz

Lawrence area businesses, residents and visitors can expect temporary road closures around the [Kansas Half Marathon][1] race route on Sunday, Nov. 1. The race begins and ends at Watson Park near downtown. The half marathon starts at 7:30 a.m. and the 5K starts soon after at 7:45 a.m. Anyone planning ...

HALLOWEEN - LAWRENCE DEATH CAFE

Constance Whiston

HALLOWEEN LAWRENCE DEATH CAFÉ “To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their finite lives” Saturday,October 24th 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Room B at the Lawrence Public Library RSVP: constancewhis@gmail.com *Please bring a $4.00 or more donation, arrive on time & plan ...

Running helps connect family

Madi Schulz

Penny Durr found a way to spend more time with her family including her daughter, Sienna. She began running with them. It brought them closer and strengthened their relationship. "#whyirun" is a new digital video series produced & directed by Lawrence locals Andy White and Elliot Johnson. The stories showcase ...

Running helped son deal with father's disease

Madi Schulz

To deal with the stress of his father’s illness and death, Chris Lempa picked up running. It did more than he hoped for and he now runs to raise awareness about amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, or ALS. Help Lempa's Run to Defeat ALS at the 2015 Chicago Marathon by [donating][1] to ...

Lawrence Death Cafe - Sat. August 22nd

Constance Whiston

**LAWRENCE DEATH CAFÉ** “To increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their finite lives” Saturday, August 22nd 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Room C at the Lawrence Public Library RSVP: constancewhis@gmail.com *Please bring a $4.00 donation & plan to stay for the whole ...

LAWRENCE DEATH CAFE

Constance Whiston

LAWRENCE DEATH CAFE - Saturday, July 25th at the Lawrence Public Library in room C 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm - open to all - bring a $4.00 donation and a snack to share http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/jul/21/294551/

Concussions - What You Need to Know

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http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/jul/10/294142/ Join us for a presentation about Children's Health at noon on July 22 at [TherapyWorks][1] to hear about sports injuries, concussions and other health concerns for kids with Dr. Chris Koster of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine. Here is some quick reading about concussions for you in the mean time. ...

Therapy group plans Men's Health seminar

Therapyworks

Father's Day may be behind us, but June is Men's Health Month, and there are many opportunities to celebrate dads. Instead of the traditional grills, electronics, recliners or a buffet full of delicious food, maybe it is time to change it up and start thinking on the healthier side of ...

Adult Immunization Questions

Madi Schulz

Kansas University School of Pharmacy students will answer questions about adult immunizations for Adult Health Month at the Lawrence Public Library. Students will be there to answer questions and provide immunization information. This opportunity is open to the public. Please stop by their booth this Sunday, June 21st. The booth ...

LAWRENCE DEATH CAFE

Constance Whiston

“At Lawrence Death Café people gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death” Saturday, June 27th 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm Room C at the Lawrence Public Library *Please bring a $4.00 donation & plan to stay for the whole meeting RSVP to: constancewhis@gmail.com “To increase awareness of death ...

Therapy group offers tips on easing pain from gardening

Therapyworks

Spring is once again upon us. As the rhyme goes April shower brings May flowers, or April rain brings more May rain this year. Once it starts to dry up many of us will be out and about planting, tilling, hauling mulch, and anything else we can fit in before ...

Free Talk on Successful Weight Management

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Hear from Dr. Malati Harris, Lawrence Family Medicine & Obstetrics, and Anthony Roberson, PTA about tips for losing those extra pounds and keeping them off permanently! Both are busy working parents who will share their successes in fitting in physical activity into their daily routines. Thursday, May 14 at 7:00 ...

Spinning Ride a Success

Madi Schulz

Lawrence, Kansas – March 23rd, 2015 - [Free State Ride][1] & [Body Boutique's][2] first ever Spinning Ride for Charity was a success by both promoting women's heart health and raising $1,350.00 for [Health Care Access][3]. The participants donated a base amount to participate in a 90 minute workout led by ...

Runners: Be prepared for race season

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With racing season quickly approaching, it is important for all runners and walkers to be prepared. To best prepare for the season, it is important to avoid injury as you eagerly begin signing up for races. Some excellent ways to avoid injury prior to hitting the pavement and trails is ...

Spinning Ride Promoting Women's Heart Health

Madi Schulz

http://wellcommons.com/users/photos/2015/feb/17/287005/ Lawrence, Kansas – February 18th, 2015 - [Body Boutique][1] will be hosting a [spinning ride][2] (indoor cycling) event that promotes women's heart health on Saturday, February 28th from 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM. The event will take place at a brand new spinning facility, [Free State Ride][3], located at ...

Running Injuries - What You Need To Know

Therapyworks

The race season is almost upon us! For seasoned runners and newcomers alike now is the time to prepare for the 5K’s and beyond. With the ups and downs of Kansas weather you can almost smell spring in the air. In preparation for hitting the running trails we at TherapyWorks ...

Free Talk on Back Pain

Therapyworks

Our Helping You Help Yourself topic this month is back pain, featuring special guest Jeff Glasgow, CRNA of Advanced Specialty Anesthesia and our PT, Sarah Hammons. It will be Wednesday, September 17 at 7:00 at TherapyWorks 1311 Wakarusa Drive. Plenty of time for your individual questions. For more details see ...

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