What is Aphasia?

Aphasia is a communication impairment affecting the production or comprehension of speech and the ability to read or write. Aphasia is the result of an injury to the brain, most commonly from a stroke or head injury. According to the National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD), there are an estimated 180,000 new…

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Dry Needling for Pain Management

Dry Needling for Pain Management Physical therapy is one of safest ways to manage pain symptoms, whether chronic or acute, and prevent future injuries. From osteoarthritis to fibromyalgia, neuropathic pain and even chronic headaches, physical therapy is highly effective in helping patients become stronger, move better and live pain-free. Dry needling is one type of…

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What to Expect from Your First Visit to Physical Therapy

What to Expect from Your First Visit to Physical Therapy Physical therapy treats a wide variety of aches, pains and ailments. From the young to the elderly, from the active to the post-surgical, physical therapy can aide in pain management and help you move and feel better long-term. If you are post-surgery, physical therapy will…

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5 Benefits to Physical Therapy

5 Benefits to Physical Therapy Physical therapy can benefit anyone who is recovering from surgery, healing from an old injury or experiencing aches and pains from the rigor of daily life. Other reasons to visit a physical therapist could include balance issues, pain management or help with breathing problems, diabetes, Parkinson’s disease, or decreased mobility.…

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Experiencing Incontinence? Pelvic Pain? Pregnancy or Post-Pregnancy Pain?

Stephanie Erickson, DPT Joins Spooner Health for Pelvic Health Rehab Services SPOONER, WI (April 27, 2021)— Spooner Health announces a new physical therapist to the Rehabilitation Services department, Stephanie Erickson, DPT. Erickson received her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the College of St. Scholastica in 2015 and specializes in pelvic health rehab. She brings advanced techniques…

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3D Mammography at Spooner Health

More than two-thirds of women over 40 have had a mammogram within the past two years. And it’s no wonder, as mammograms can aid in the early detection and diagnosis of breast diseases, and are an important tool in monitoring and protecting our health. That’s why we are pleased to announce that Spooner Health and…

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Frequently Asked Questions: 3D Mammography

A mammogram is an x-ray of the breasts that enables doctors to identify breast problems. An essential screening tool in the early detection and diagnosis of breast cancer, mammograms can show changes in the breast years before a patient or physician can feel them or before noticeable symptoms occur. Spooner Health is pleased to offer…

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C-Arm Machine Makes Advanced Surgical Procedures Possible at Spooner Health

As technologies continue to move healthcare forward, doctors are able to perform complicated procedures with better results and fewer complications. In keeping with our tradition of bringing advanced technologies close to home, Spooner Health is pleased to announce a new C-arm unit is now available that enables are surgeons to provide even greater services for…

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Care and Recovery Are Sweeter Close to Home

When it came time to replace a failing hip in June 2015, Barbara Sweet traveled to Duluth and Rochester to have her replacement procedure done. “The social worker from Spooner Health arranged all the transportation,” Barbara recalls. “They made it very easy. After my surgery, I was happy that I could get back to Spooner…

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Saying Farewell to Tom Tallant

Ever since Tom Tallant was a little boy, he has called the hospital a second home. From its very inception as Community Memorial Hospital where his dad was the first administrator to Materials Management Director at the current Spooner Health, Tom’s life and memories are delicately interwoven with the history of the hospital. Tom Tallant…

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