Spotting the signs of a concussion

Back to school time means back to sports for kids of all ages. Participating in a sport always brings a …
Foot and ankle screening at the Senior Health Fair

Early detection key in preventing foot and ankle complications for seniors

Older adults are at increased risk for a variety of foot and ankle issues. Decreases in circulation and sensation, wounds, …

Good news for physical therapists, great news for patients

Physical therapy often can help patients recover faster, more fully and with less invasive and expensive procedures from conditions ranging …
Tai Chi is a great exercise for older adults and those with arthritis.

Try out Tai Chi with free classes July 21 and 23

Looking for a way to reduce stress, build strength and increase balance and flexibility? Try Tai Chi! Des Moines University Physical …
Dr. Bennett performs a foot examination on a patient at Des Moines University Foot and Ankle.

Diabetic foot care: Recognize early signs to prevent potential problems

Diabetes is a complicated disease that leads to a host of secondary complications. Some of the most common problems occur …

Keep cool during summer workouts

Sunny days and warm weather draw even infrequent exercisers outside in summertime. Every workout feels harder in the heat, but …
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Skin care tips for when you feel the burn

After a cool, wet spring, we’re anxiously awaiting the sunny days of summer. But sunshine has a way of making …
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Starting your marathon training? You better have a plan

Running is one of the most convenient and effective forms of exercise. It is also one of the most natural …

Proper bike fit can reduce injury risk, increase performance

As cycling season kicks into high gear, it’s important to slow down and think about bike safety. While accidents are …

Physical therapy eases pelvic pain in mothers

Each May we spend a Sunday celebrating mothers, taking time to appreciate the women who brought us into this world. …

Physical Therapy Clinic launches fall prevention program

Des Moines University Physical Therapy Clinic is adding another exercise class to its growing list of offerings. With Tai Chi for …

Home for dinner

The home-cooked meal has practically vanished. Whether eating out, picking up or pulling some processed, ready-to-eat food out of the fridge, we …