Hey, Frontenac! Meet Bene Hanquet!

Say hello to Bene Hanquet, MPT and clinic manager at our Frontenace, Missouri facility!

Bene attended the University of Louvain-La-Neuve in Belgium and received her bachelor’s degree in physical therapy and rehabilitation. Her hard work and dedication has also led her to obtain her European master’s degree in adapted physical activities. She has practiced in various rehabilitation settings for over 15 years including hospitals, home health agencies, skilled nursing facilities, and private practices, making her very well-rounded in the industry.

3 Surprising Reasons for Weather Related Joint Pain

Having more joint pain with the recent weather changes? You are not alone. Individuals suffering from chronic, arthritic, or lower back pain complain of increased pain during the cold or damp weather changes—but why is this?

Recent studies suggest several factors that contribute to this perception. So bundle up (in seven layers if you want) or grab your electric blanket and learn why you may experience more aches when the weather drops.

Elbow Pain? It Could Be Tennis Elbow

When people begin to have elbow pain, the most common diagnosis that comes to mind is tennis elbow. Lateral epicondylitis, the proper name for tennis elbow, is a specific diagnosis most commonly caused by the overuse of the muscles surrounding the elbow joint. The name lateral epicondylitis literally means inflammation of the lateral epicondyle within the elbow. Many carpenters or workers who complete repetitive motions on a daily basis acquire this injury over time.

Choosing Your Physical Therapist

There are many choices for physical therapy. You are the most important member of your healthcare team. It is important for you to advocate for yourself in today’s healthcare atmosphere, to ensure that you get the best possible treatment. The American Physical Therapy Association has provided the following information to help you choose a physical therapists.

Live In or Near Clinton County? See Us For All of Your Physical Therapy Needs at Our Breese Location!

We know how important it is for patients to receive exceptional physical therapy treatment without having to drive all the way to St. Louis. That’s why ApexNetwork Physical Therapy is proud to provide excellent care in many different locations around the Greater St. Louis Region and beyond, including Breese, Illinois!

Meet Our New Godfrey Clinic Manager, Jaime Haar!

We want to give a warm welcome to our new Godfrey Clinic Manager, Jaime Haar!

Before working at Godfrey, Jaime received her Doctorate of Physical Therapy from Saint Louis University. Her experience resides in outpatient physical therapy, specifically with pain management and with workman’s comp.

Her interest in physical therapy developed years ago from a PCL injury in high school. The injury forced Jaime to spend many hours in physical therapy sessions to rehab her knee. From there, her interest in the subject flourished, which led her to where she is today!

Early Birds and Night Owls, Rejoice! We Have 24-Hour Fitness Centers at Two Locations!

To reach your full potential, you need to keep your body in sound shape. That is why the ApexNetwork Physical Therapy Highland and Smithton locations not only offer physical therapy options, but also contain state-of-the-art fitness centers!

ApexNetwork Physical Therapy Attended the Missouri Self-Insured Conference!

Our Director of Business Development, John Hettenhausen, spends the majority of his days on the road. Last week he traveled not too far from home to attend the Missouri Self-Insured Conference, which is hosted by the Missouri Self-Insurers Association (MSIA).

The annual event provides attendees the opportunity to meet with associate members who provide them with services and products throughout the year. It also boasts a strong line of recognized speakers who discuss crucial workers’ compensation topics.

Speech Pathology Help is Available for All Ages at ApexNetwork Physical Therapy!

Language is a very fascinating aspect of human life. From the moment we are born, we are wired to learn a totally new language with only our parents, guardians, and loved ones to guide us. Sometimes, though, individuals can run into certain obstacles including speech problems, fluency, cognition, and pronunciation issues. That’s where a speech language pathologist comes into the picture!

Prevent Bodily Injury During Exercise With These Warm-Ups and Cool-Downs!

Do you remember doing warm-ups and cool-downs in gym class? You might be one of the students who felt annoyed that your instructor made you all take the time to do certain stretches and activities before and after engaging in running, basketball, or dodgeball. After all, why waste time with lame stretches when you can just get to the fun activities right away?

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