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A ribbon cutting was held by the Hayward Area Chamber of Commerce for Hayward Physical Therapy & Wellness Monday, March 19. The physical rehabilitation center on Dyno Drive is under new ownership by Dr. Erik Larson.

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That's right, what was once called just Spooner Physical Therapy has become Spooner Physical Therapy and Wellness, INC (SPTW). There's a new logo, a new staff, a new mission statement and a new owner, and all in the same conveniently located building on the frontage road at 314 Service Road, east on Highway 70 in […]

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A friend of mine stopped by the clinic a few days ago with an article from the most recent “READERS DIGEST”. The article was titled “Avoiding Carpal Tunnel Surgery”.  What is carpal tunnel you ask? Carpal tunnel syndrome is a musculoskeletal condition in which the median nerve is compressed by a thickening of the transverse […]

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Over the past several weeks, I have seen a steady increase in injuries and strains related to golfing. When most people think of golfing they do not realize how easily one can strain themselves. However, when swinging a golf club you will use nearly every muscle in your body. Due to the right or left […]

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Spooner & Hayward Physical Therapy & Wellness is very proud to be the center of excellence in our community in the management of head injuries and concussions. As YOUR Doctor of Physical Therapy, my team is very well equipped to work with your athlete to prevent and treat concussions. Allow us to rehab and return […]

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As a father of children involved in athletics, coaching youth athletics and seeing countless young athletes in the clinic, I thought I would share with you a book I recently finished reading. The book is titled; Sports Without Pressure; A Guide for Parents and Coaches of Young Athletes. The book written by Eric Margenau , […]

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Do you or anyone you know suffer from either arthritis or bursitis? Chances are many of my readers or someone you know has dealt with or currently is experiencing these very debilitating conditions. Many people can be frustrated at the annoying pain and loss in quality of life caused by these conditions.  Most people think […]

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Whether it is our favorite athlete on TV, family member or friend, most of us have all heard of or have seen someone suffer an ACL injury. The ACL is clinically defined as; the anterior cruciate ligament. The ACL is the ligament in the knee that connects and stabilizes the Femur or long thigh bone […]

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Recently, I have seen an increase of cases in the clinic classified as a vestibular disorder, and more specifically; Benign Positional Paroxysmal Vertigo (BPPV). OK, I know big words right? What does this mean and how does one seek relief? Vertigo can be as simple as feeling unsteady or off balance but can also present […]

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This recent warm weather has turned me and many of my reader’s attention toward the yard and garden season!  While gardening is a fantastic hobby and very rewarding, the next few weeks will flood my office with people who pulled a muscle rather than the pesky weed they were aiming for! You wouldn’t plant your […]

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