Therapist completes Graston Technique course

A Choice Therapy physical therapist recently completed a course on advanced techniques to improve body function by decreasing pain, increasing range of motion, and improving movement patterns.

Brady Miller attended Graston Technique, LLC’s course in Bloomington, MN from June 9th – June 10th. The Graston course teaches physical therapists how to detect and treat areas of soft tissue dysfunction in muscles, tendons, and ligaments.

Miller, originally from Fosston, MN, is a physical therapist at Choice Therapy’s Bemidji clinic. He is experienced in a number of techniques, including dry needling, fall prevention, and spinal rehabilitation.

Founded in 2009, Choice Therapy is a private-practice physical, occupational and speech therapy provider serving Bemidji and the surrounding areas with outreach clinics in Bagley, Clearbrook, Blackduck, and Kelliher.

 

35th Annual Injuries in Baseball Course

 

Two of Choice Therapy’s occupational therapists have returned to Bemidji after completing a rigorous three-day course on the prevention, treatment, and rehabilitation of common baseball-related injuries.

Joe and Naomi Kapaun, occupational therapists at Choice Therapy in Bemidji, attended the American Sports Medicine Institute’s (ASMI) Injuries in Baseball course, which covers the latest advancements in treatment and rehabilitation of baseball injuries. Hosted in Dallas, Texas, the course provides instruction for those coaching or treating athletes with baseball-related injuries.

 

“Hearing the latest injury trends will help Naomi and I both in the clinic and when coaching and volunteering with Bemidji Youth Baseball in the summer months,” Joe said. The couple is committed to promoting America’s pastime and keeping Bemidji-area kids safe while they enjoy the sport of baseball.

According to ASMI, their mission is “to improve the understanding, prevention and treatment of sports-related injuries through research and education.” In 2015 alone, the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System reported over 120,000 emergency room visits due to baseball-related injuries. For more information on ASMI, visit http://www.asmi.org/.

“We were able to learn from the top doctors, trainers, and therapists in the nation about the latest treatments and preventions for common baseball injuries,” Naomi said. “We are looking forward to using these new skills to help athletes and others with injuries get back on the road to recovery.”