Mrs. Carlson’s Story
They have always treated me with respect and as a partner in my care, and have helped me to make informed decisions. It is without hesitation that I refer others to Summit!
When someone asks me who I see at Summit, I ask them which body part. I was first referred to Summit back in 2009 for arthritis in one of my ankles that related back to an injury that occurred when I was only nine years old. Since then I have had multiple surgeries on my feet and ankles, extensive work done on a shoulder, two trigger finger releases, bilateral carpal tunnel surgery, several occasions of spinal injections, the list goes on.
One time I told a surgeon that I just wanted to be able to pick my grandchild up and walk with him/her without worrying about tripping, falling or falling. I am a retired special education teacher, and I used to tell my students that Mrs. Carlson never gives up. I am very grateful for all the input from doctors, physician assistants and physical therapists and their support staff that have helped me to keep moving. They have always treated me with respect and as a partner in my care, and have helped me to make informed decisions. It is without hesitation that I refer others to Summit!
How to Avoid Hockey Overuse Injuries
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Fans of autumn beware! With that lovely crispness in the air can come an increase in the potential for back pain. But never fear — with a little advance planning and awareness, you can enjoy the fall season while protecting your back. Here are five fall activities that can cause back pain, why it can happen, and what you can do to prevent it.
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Standing desks promise many benefits, including better overall health and less back pain. Research is ongoing into what, if any, benefits a standing desk might actually have, but if you’re used to sitting for long hours and staring at a computer each day, you know how tough all that sitting can be on your back and neck. Can a standing desk help?