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Discussing Back Pain in Women on eightWest

Did you know that back problems are more common in women than men? Many women turn to pain meds or even surgery, but there is a much safer solution and we're talking about it on eightWest. Gina Otterbein and Denise Jongekrijg stopped by the WOOD TV studios

New Kalamazoo Physical Therapy Clinic Opening August 12

Back when we announced our partnership with Ivy Rehab, we were excited for the many opportunities that we’d have to grow and help even more people in the future. We’re pleased to share that we’re working with Ivy Rehab to bring the brand to Kalamazoo, with an

Physical Therapy is Changing Lives with Direct Access

If you listen to your body it will often tell you exactly what it needs. Those back aches that you get after a long night’s sleep, or the shin pain you get every time you run – that’s your body’s way of telling you that something isn’t

8 Exercises to Reduce A Limp After Hip Replacement Surgery

Everyone wants to come out of surgery being told that things went smoothly – but we’re not all so fortunate. After a routine hip replacement Elizabeth was left with nerve damage, causing her uncontrollable pain and a limp. Feeling worried, but not hopeless, she worked with her

Michigan’s 2019 Physical Therapy Legislative Advocacy Day

When it comes to healthcare we’ve all felt like our voices weren’t being heard, at one time or another. Corey Kuipers is trying to bridge that gap by working alongside state legislators to advocate for better patient outcomes and advancements in the field of physical therapy. Corey

Marathon Training & Quick Tips

Is running a marathon on your bucket list? Right up there with writing a book, climbing a mountain, and jumping out of an airplane – it takes a lot to get there. If you’re one of the lucky ones to accomplish this incredible feat, you’ll join the

Pelvic Floor Pain Shouldn’t Be Ignored

Do you feel like you’re always running to the bathroom, leak a little when you laugh, cough or sneeze, or avoid intercourse because it hurts? These are embarrassing problems that most people don’t talk about – bladder problems, frequent urination, and pelvic floor pain. If you’re feeling

Treatment for Pediatric Constipation, Bed Wetting, & Leakage

I never imagined that bowel movements and urination would become a daily topic of conversation. Then I had kids. It instantly became the norm to pay attention to whether the baby went poop each day, what it looked like, how many times, etc. As my child got

An Athlete with Spina Bifida Uses Physical Therapy to Keep Her Game in Check

Susie Kluting has used a wheelchair or crutches to get around her entire life, but one could argue that she's equally comfortable on the ice. Despite being born with spina bifida, 26 year old Coopersville resident Susie has never let that get in her way. Susie has

Injuries In Young Athletes – What Parents Can Look For

As a parent, it's tough to watch your student athlete get benched due to an injury. They want nothing more than to get out there and play, and you love to cheer them on. As a new season approaches and we start gearing up for spring sports,