Tag Archives: physical therapy

Physical Therapy After a Spinal Fusion

While the physicians about Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery don’t perform back surgery, our Physical Therapists specialize in treating patients following complex surgical recovery.  One such surgery patients frequently need special attention following is a Spinal Fusion.  What is Spinal… read more

Tips to Follow During Physical Therapy

Walking into the physical therapy room can be daunting. You’re recovering from an injury and about to work the most tender part of your body. No one wants to go through physical therapy, but it’s the fastest route to a… read more

Trigger Finger – Part 2

In part 1 of our blog about trigger finger, we looked at the following: What it is: Stenosing tenosynovitis – more commonly known as “trigger finger” – is a condition that involves one of your fingers getting “stuck” in a… read more

Physical Therapy – Do I Have To?

A lot of referred physical therapy patients go simply because their doctor has told them that they need to go (which is great – we love it when patients follow instructions!). But, sometimes, patients feel as though they’re left in the… read more

News – Two Prairie Physical Therapists Attain Board Certification

Prairie Orthopaedic & Plastic Surgery is very excited to announce that two of our Physical Therapists have recently attained the advanced designation of Certified Hand Therapist (CHT) by the Hand Therapy Certification Commission. Julie Obear, DPT, and Erica Heiman, DPT,… read more

Running Done Right – Part 1

Here at Prairie Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery, we’re a pretty active bunch. We’ve got runners and cyclists in our midst, as well as hikers, walkers, swimmers, golfers…you get the picture, right? But, we’re also doctors and nurses and physical therapists… read more

A Little Bit About Physical Therapy – Part 2

Welcome back to part 2 of our blog series, A Little Bit About Physical Therapy! Today, we’re going to go over some of the most common techniques employed in the world of physical therapy, and let you know why we… read more

A Little Bit About Physical Therapy – Part 1

Here at Prairie Orthopaedic and Plastic Surgery, we’re really not sure what we would do without our amazing team of very talented – and highly trained – physical therapists. But, for those who don’t know much about the profession or… read more