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Back pain? Studies say get PT first,

During a time when people are growing more skeptical and concerned about the use of prescription pain medications, a recent study gives hope to the 80 percent of Americans who will experience back pain at some point in their lives, says McFarland physical therapist Brian Doolan.  The study, published by Health Services Research in May of 2018, found that those who […]

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Mind your Back(pack) during Back-to-School

From homework and tests to extra-curricular activities, students already shoulder plenty of weight during back-to-school time. Their backpacks should be the least of their worries, says McFarland physical therapist Brian Doolan.  “Backpacks are so practical, but they’re also so easy to misuse,” said Doolan, physical therapist of Back in Motion Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine in McFarland. “If they’re too heavy or just worn incorrectly, backpacks […]

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Protect Your Back in the Yard and Garden This Summer

Longer, warmer days mean more time outdoors – and more time in the yard and garden raking, lifting, digging, hauling, spreading, pushing, and so on. Whether you consider this work enjoyable or intolerable, McFarland physical therapist Brian Doolan has a message for all who partake in gardening and landscaping this summer: watch your back. “When […]

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