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9 Years Celebration
Thank you to all our patients, doctors and community members who have supported us throughout the last 9 years. We celebrated the grand opening of the Performance Center and the last 9 wonderful years in the Clear Lake community.
Bell Ring for Salvation Army
On December 19th the staff from both the Clear Lake and Turtle Lake Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists spent the day ringing the bell for the Salvation Army outside of Nilssen’s Foods in Clear Lake. We had fun engaging with the community and enduring the cold for a good cause. We plan to make this an annual thing.
The Clear Lake Fastbreak 5k was held on Saturday, June 24th. There were 79 participants. Winners for the event were Johanna Meister with a time of 19.46.7 and Earl Blodgett with a time of 20.53.3. Over $2300 was donated to the Clear Lake school athletic programs with the help of Clear Lake Physical Therapy and 27 other local businesses. We look forward to next year’s event!
Clear Lake Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists presented on postural awareness at the Ridgeview Apartments in Clear Lake. Britt Ruden, Student of Physical Therapy, and Emily Monson, Clinic Owner and Physical Therapist, discussed the effects of poor posture and how we can benefit from doing stretches and exercises. Keeping a proper posture keeps a person’s center of mass over their base of support which is important for maintaining balance while walking and performing daily activities. There are a variety of abnormal postural changes that causes you to be off centered. Postural changes can occur because of many reasons; poor posture throughout the day, medical conditions and sedentary lifestyles are only a few occurrences. With the assistance of physical therapy, you can prevent and correct poor posture. We really enjoyed presenting to the group and are excited for the next presentation. If you are interested in attending future presentations or would like some assistance in correcting poor posture, please contact us at (715) 263-4103 for more information.
Turtle Lake Community Pantry Drive
Turtle Lake Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists hosted a community wide Pantry Drive. A shout out goes to the following businesses for participating in the drive; Lake Country Dairy, Dairy State Bank, Cesa 11, Austads, St. Croix Casino Hotel, The New Frontier, Turtle Lake Municipal, and World Food Processing. Turtle Lake Physical Therapy would like to thank everyone for participating and bringing items in to these businesses. We collected 667 pounds of items that were donated to the Turtle Lake Pantry! It’s amazing to see a small community come together and donate such a large amount. Thank you to the community for participating. The pantry was astonished at how much we were able to collect!
Clear Lake Community Pantry Drive
Clear Lake Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists hosted a community wide Pantry Drive. A shout out goes to the following businesses for participating in the drive; Advanced Food Products, CB Styles, Clear Lake Community Center, Clear Lake Municipal Court, Clear Lake Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, Clear Lake Library, CR Convenience, Nilssen’s, Paulson Chiropractic, SCS Coating Center, Unipunch Products Inc., Ridgeview Apartments, Berghammer Builders, 7 Brothers and Clayton BP. Clear Lake Physical Therapy would like to thank everyone for participating and bringing items in to these businesses. We collected 515 pounds of items that were donated to the Clear Lake Lifeline Pantry! It’s amazing to see a small community come together and donate such a large amount. Thank you to the community for participating, the pantry was astonished at how much we were able to collect!
Pictured above is Clinic Owner and Physical Therapist, Emily Monson, and Front Desk Coordinator, Tina Siebert with majority of the donations that were collected.
11th Annual Holiday Stroll
Saturday, December 3rd, the Town of Clear Lake hosted the 11th Annual Holiday Stroll. Clear Lake Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists Clinic was open for this fun Holiday event! Physical Therapist, Emily Monson, Front Desk Coordinator, Tina Siebert, and Public Relations, Mallorie Moon, informed people of our Physical Therapy services and played a minute to win it game. We also gave away Snowmen string cheese and jar openers. Kathlyn won the $15 Community Club Holiday Bucks, and Natalie won the Minute to Win it Contest.
Turtle Lake Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists attended the Colonial Craft Health Fair in October! There were approximately 50 employees that attended and stopped at our booth! Pictured below is Athletic Trainer, Mel Waytashek holding a bottle containing thera-tubing. People that stopped at our booth put their guess in to see how much tubing was in the bottle! The winner got to take home a bunch of our logo gear!
Taping Techniques with Coaches
Athletic Trainer, Mel Waytashek hosted Taping Techniques with the coaches at the Clear Lake Clinic! We had 8 coaches in attendance and we went over many different taping processes and a couple wraps for injuries that athletes typically get! Keep your eyes open for future taping classes that we will be doing!
October was Physical Therapy Month
Clear Lake, Turtle Lake & Rice Lake all participated in the Soles 4 Souls drive! Soles 4 Souls is a not for profit global social enterprise committed to fighting poverty through the collection and distribution of shoes and clothing! The community members dropped off their lightly used shoes to our donation drop boxes! The Rice Lake High School FBLA members tied the shoes together and dropped them off at F/G Products who then shipped them off to the United States donation drop off! They are then shipped to people in the US who are in need to shoes!
PT Month’s Patient Compliance Winner
Physical Therapist, Emily Monson and Savannah Grancorvitz, SPT, from Clear Lake Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists, were at the Ridgeview Apartments presenting on Falls Prevention. They discussed the common reasons for falls and went over activities to help decrease the likelihood of a fall. Some of the reason’s a fall may occur include tripping hazards, obstacles that are difficult to see as result of poor lighting, effects of aging, medication side effects and weather hazards. They also talked about what to do when you experience a fall; don’t panic, perform a system check to ensure you are without injury, use only stable furniture to help you rise from the floor if appropriate, call for help (911 or relatives), and report your fall to your health care provider. Are you interested in learning if you are at risk of falling? Start by screening yourself by asking the following questions: Have you fallen in the past year? Do you feel unsteady when standing or walking? Do you worry about falling? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may benefit from further intervention including physical therapy. Contact your physician or your physical therapist to learn more so they can help walk you through the next steps.
August 17th, Mel Waytashek and Mallorie Moon attended the SCS Health Fair. They ran a competition using the Pegboard; a fine motor tool. The person who could put the pegs in the fastest won Clear Lake Physical Therapy items including a t-shirt, water bottle, cup and a stress ball. The fastest person did the project in 27 seconds! We had over 55 people come and test their skills with the board and it was a great competition! We had a lot of fun interacting with the employee’s and can’t wait to do another one. Thanks SCS for having us at you Health Fair.
Warrior Prep Day was a huge success! Athletic Trainer, Mel Waytashek planned an event where athletes can come in and get all their testing done! We saw over 100 students and many parents! We had nutritional snacks, a foot screening, SWOL sign up, and ImPact testing! The event just keeps growing every year! Thank you to all who came out and made this event so amazing! Dale & Mel greatly appreciate it!
August 2nd, Turtle Lake Physical Therapy attended the National Night Out! Many people were in attendance and the event was a huge success! Thanks to all who came out to National Night Out! We kept busy doing drawings, giving out prizes and testing grip strength!
On Saturday, August 6th, Clear Lake Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists (CLPTRS) hosted a hole at the Lion’s Club Golf Scramble. It was a gorgeous day outside and many people were in attendance! CLPTRS raised $310 that was donated back to the Lion’s Club, the best fundraising the team has done at this event and hope to top it again next year! At our hole, people had to chip the ball into the net. Those that participated received a book of tees; if they made it into the net, they got a table prize which consisted of sleeves of golf balls, towel or a visor. Every time they made it into the net, they were also entered into a drawing for a cooler with some drink mixes! There were 24 people who made it into the chipping net. A huge congratulations goes out to Rick Becker for winning the Cooler with the Bloody Mary kit! Clear Lake Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists would like to thank all who came out to support the Clear Lake Lion’s Club! We also want to thank the Lion’s Club for being such an amazing part of our community!
September 2005 Turtle Lake Physical Therapy & Rehab Specialists saw it’s very first patient in a tiny exam room at the Turtle Lake Medical Clinic, at that time, owned by Dr. John White. Quickly, Emily outgrew her space and moved to the downtown location. Renting a larger location, she brought on some additional staff and the business continued to grow. Ground was broke in late 2007 for a new building, their current location. March 2008 the new location was open and running. Today, there are 3 full time Physical Therapist, 2 Physical Therapists assistants, 4 front desk coordinators, and an athletic trainer. Thank you to everyone that has supported the business over the last 1o years, we look forward to many many more years!
On September 25th, Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists of Rice Lake, Spooner, Hayward, Clear Lake and Turtle Lake hosted an event for local industries, their leaders, HR managers, Safety Coordinators, Work Comp Case Managers, and Nurse Case Managers. This event was to educate them on how PTRS is a local industry injury prevention leader. Speakers at the event included George Jerome from Rice Lake Weighing Systems, Dr. John Berschback, Orthopedic Hand Specialist from Chippewa Valley Orthopedics, Erin Timm, DPT, OTR, Physical and Occupational Therapist at Clear Lake Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists and Peg Martin, PT from Rice Lake Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists.
The staff of Turtle Lake and Clear Lake Physical Therapy attended yet another successful National Night Out event on August 6th in the Turtle Lake Village Park. Participants could go ‘fishing in the PT pond’ for many prizes and test their grip strength at our booth! Alicia Bruder, Massage Therapist was giving chair massages all evening as well! Hope to see you next year!
The community came together on May 4th in teams to raise money for cancer research. 6 teams walked for 10 miles to raise money. Many vendors also attended and did demonstrations for all who attended. It was a wonderful day full of inspiration, hope and remembrance!
Thank you to all who participated in the 5K Preservation Run/Walk that took place September 8th sponsored by Clear Lake and Turtle Lake Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists, Amery Regional Medical Center, and the Clear Lake Medical Clinic.
A taping clinic was put on at Clear Lake Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists by Melissa Waytashek, LAT for all Clear Lake Fall Sport Coaches.
Industrial rehabilitation training was hosted at our Turtle Lake office for all provider staff from our practice to attended, as well as the staff from Rice Lake, Spooner, and Hayward Physical Therapy and Rehab Specialists. Mark Smith, PT and Emily Monson, PT spent the two days to teach the staff how to use an Industrial Rehabilitation software program as well and work through best strategies for managing the injured worker. 16 professionals from the 5 clinics attended.