By Mike EnglingPT, DPT, LAT, Johnson County Healthcare Center Rehab Department Manager It’s true. Movement takes muscles, and to move better, faster, further you need to make muscles stronger. The most important muscle to flex is your heart muscle. Many diseases are correlated to inactivity. Activity or movement can extend your life and lower your…

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JCHC has added a new event calendar feature to our website.  Check out the calendar by clicking on the “about ” tab at the top of the page, and you will see the “events” link.  That will take you to all of our events in a handy format.  Enjoy!

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appointment

Starting physical therapy can increase feelings of stress and anxiety for many. We strive to make your time with us a positive experience. Below is a guide to prepare you for what to expect from your initial appointment. What should you do before your appointment? Before your first visit, we recommended that you:  Make an appointment. Our goal…

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Join us for a free educational seminar about understanding and treating headaches.  Tanner Spade, doctor of Physical Therapy, will present information and insight about headaches. If you are one of the 70 % of people who suffer from headaches, this seminar is for you! It will be held in the Lake Angeline Conference Room at…

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Occupational Therapy Month

APRIL IS NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL THERAPY MONTH! So to celebrate, we wanted to highlight this important profession and one of the many services provided by the OT practitioners at JCHC. Let’s begin with what occupational therapy is. Your life is made up of occupations—meaningful everyday activities. These occupations include all the activities you need to do…

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Tips for those who work at a desk all day Ergonomics Checklist to Correctly Position Your Computer Monitor Place the monitor in a location that eliminates glare on the screen. Reflected glare from your monitor can cause eyestrain, but sometimes it will also cause you to assume an awkward position to read the screen. Place…

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WHAT IS DRY NEEDLING? Trigger point dry needling is a physical therapy technique that decreases pain in your muscles. Our goal, as musculoskeletal specialists, is to restore normal muscle and joint function. The dry needling technique is used in conjunction with a comprehensive evaluation that complements other treatment techniques to decrease pain and restore function.…

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