Category Archives: News

Gardening Stretches From A Physical Therapist

Unearth the Joy of Gardening with Stretches from a Physical Therapist As the seasons change and the allure of nature beckons, many find solace in the tranquil pastime of gardening. However, this seemingly serene activity can also be a source of strain and discomfort. But fret not, green thumbs! We’ve compiled a guide on gardening […]

Spring Cleaning Tips

It’s spring cleaning season As spring rolls around in Central Wisconsin, it’s the perfect opportunity to freshen up our living spaces with some good ol’ spring cleaning. While some of us eagerly embrace the challenge, others may approach it with trepidation. What many may not realize is that the highest risk of injury often lurks […]

Tips for Maximizing Your Physical Therapy Sessions

Ready to get the most out of your physical therapy sessions? Whether you’re just beginning your physical therapy journey or have been diligently attending sessions for a while, there are ways to amplify the benefits of each session with your physical therapist for longevity. At Sport & Spine, we recognize the importance of optimizing your […]

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 [...]

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  [...]