Meet Kris Bundy, Medical Receptionist!

Name: Kris Bundy Clinic Location: Wittenberg, Wisconsin Title: Medical Receptionist Kris is the smiling face that greets you when you first walk in the doors of Sport & Spine in Wittenberg, WI. Raised in the Home of the Hodag. Rhinelander, WI, Kris is a transplant to the Hatley area. While a patient of Sport Spine, Kris […]

Meet Dr. Luke Wirkus, DTP!

Name: Dr. Luke Wirkus Clinic Location: Wittenberg, Wisconsin Title: Partner/Director of Sport & Spine What do you like most about working in Physical Therapy?:   “Seeing the success of our patients”  JB: Luke, thank you for chatting with me! I’m excited to learn more about you and your community! First off, where are you from? Luke: […]

Meet Diane Fortek, PTA!

Name: Diane Fortek Clinic Location: Wittenberg, Wisconsin Title: Physical Therapy Assistant What is your favorite quote or saying?:   “If you’re the smartest person in the room, you’re in the wrong room.”    JB: Welcome to the Sport & Spine team, and thank you for taking the time for this interview so our followers and patients can get […]

Fall Prevention Tips

Ever wonder why fall prevention is such a big deal? Fall prevention becomes increasingly crucial as we age, especially for those 65 and above.  According to the CDC, an alarming average of 36 million falls occur each year among this age group, affecting a staggering 1 in 4 people. To ensure the well-being of both [...]

6 Easy Ways To Reduce Stress

Are you looking for ways to reduce your stress? As the holiday season rapidly approaches, stress levels tend to soar. Striving for perfection in holiday gatherings, choosing the right gifts for loved ones, and juggling multiple festive events can be overwhelming. If you have kids, the stress levels multiply. Fortunately, Sport & Spine is here [...]

Physical Therapy in Sport

The new school year is here! Athletes are starting back up for the school season. Injuries can occur due to overtraining after the summer relaxation period or through an accident while playing the sport. Physical Therapy services are here to prevent injuries or to get you back to playing your sport again after the injury.  [...]

How to avoid a Pickleball Injury

How to Avoid a Pickleball Injury Do you love the sport of Pickleball? It’s quickly gaining popularity in our area, so we asked our DPT, Luke in Wittenberg, for tips to avoid injury. Click here to watch Luke go through a proper stretch for pickleball. Warm-ups Warm-ups are an essential part of any physical activity, [...]

Proper Pickleball Gear

Proper Pickleball Gear Proper gear is key to a great Pickleball game. We discussed in our first blog why pickleball is gaining popularity so quickly, but what should you wear? Proper gear is essential for a great pickleball game. The right gear can help you play at your best, stay comfortable and safe, and follow [...]

Tips For Gardening

Tips For Gardening   As we get closer to spring, many people start to think about their gardens and what seeds they're going to plant for the coming season. Gardening can be hard on the body and lead to back, neck, knee, and hip pain. To help you prepare for your gardening endeavors, here are [...]

Why is Pickleball so Popular?!

What is Pickleball and why is it so popular? What is Pickleball? Photo by VOSStudios Pickleball is a paddle sport that combines elements of tennis, badminton, and ping pong.  It is played on a smaller court than tennis, with a solid paddle made of wood or plastic or higher quality composite materials and a plastic  [...]

The Importance of Proper Posture

Is your back sore after a long day of work? Do you get neck pain after sitting in the car for a long time? It may be your posture. Poor posture can lead to a variety of symptoms and pain in your back and neck. With the increased use of phones and computers in recent [...]

Hip Pain: Causes, Symptoms & Treatment

What is hip pain? Hip pain can be caused by a variety of factors, ranging from injuries and overuse to medical conditions such as arthritis or hip dysplasia. Here are some common causes and potential solutions for hip pain: 1. Arthritis: Arthritis is a common cause of hip pain, particularly osteoarthritis. Treatment options may include […]

Why You Should Care About Your Pelvic Floor

The pelvic floor is the band of muscles that make up the hammock that supports all your abdominal organs. When your pelvic floor is healthy, it helps support and lifts your abdominal and pelvic organs. The pelvic floor needs to be flexible to allow things to pass through it, but also be strong enough to [...]