Chuck’s Medical Mission Trip – Part 4

February 10th, 2017

Chuck just called the clinic from the roof top of the hospital (where he gets the best cell phone reception) to give us an update! There are 6 surgeries scheduled this afternoon, and tomorrow they will have post-op clinic and begin packing up supplies. Here are more photos from the hospital in Santo Domingo, Dominican

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Where Is Your Chronic Pain Coming From?

where is your pain coming from
February 9th, 2017

If you live in Springfield, MO, Ozark, MO, or Monett, MO and you are dealing with any kind of chronic pain (yes, we are talking low back pain with numbness and tingling down your legs; headaches that never go away; and neck pain that keeps you awake at night)… we think you will find this blog

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Chuck’s Medical Mission Trip – Part 3

February 8th, 2017

Chuck has sent more photos from his medical mission trip to the Dominican Republic! Headed to the hospital to start the day. Chuck’s team worked from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m. Chuck says the start each morning with a bang… things get busy, fast! The surgeon is giving this sweet boy a pep-talk before surgery.

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Chuck’s Medical Mission Trip – Part 2

February 7th, 2017

We’re happy to post more photos from the Dominican Republic… if you missed out on our first post about the trip, you can find it here. Surgeries are now underway! Families have started arriving before 7 a.m. The operating room is a very busy place. You can see 2 surgeries taking place, side by side.

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Chuck’s Medical Mission Trip – Part 1

February 7th, 2017

Advantage Therapy‘s Chuck Renner, OTR, CHT is part of MACLA (Medical Aid to the Children of Latin America)… a Kansas City-based group of medical professionals that take annual trips to the Dominican Republic to provide much needed service to the needy. Here’s how it works… Chuck travels with MACLA to Santo Domingo with lots of

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How to Put the Spring Back in Your Step

January 20th, 2017

There’s no avoiding it; with age can come a whole host of new challenges, and with them seemingly random aches and pains. Fingers and joints may become sore after mundane chores, and physical undertakings that once brought joy now result in discomfort. It can be easy to become discouraged away from participating in activities that

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Suffering from Arthritis, in Springfield, MO? Find Out How to Stop the Pain & Get Relief

January 10th, 2017

Arthritis pain is a common and growing problem for many Americans today. According to recent statistics compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), osteoarthritis (OA), is the most common type of arthritis and now afflicts at least 13.9% of the adult population, aged 25 or older. OA and other types of arthritis

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Has your health insurance changed?

December 30th, 2016

Will your health insurance change in 2017? Please be sure to let us know! For a comprehensive list of the insurances we accept (hint: all of them!) please check out our insurance list. Many patients choose Advantage Therapy because we are in more insurance networks than any other therapy clinic in southwest Missouri! As your

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Are Aches and Pains Ruining Your Day? Discover Why You Hurt and How You Can Lessen the Pain

December 20th, 2016

As people age, many develop aches and pains that become progressively worse and begin to interfere with their normal work requirements, daily activities and even healthy sleep patterns. In many cases these aches and pains are worse upon awakening in the morning and ease as the person arises and begins to move about. Although this

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How does Kinesiotape work?

December 19th, 2016

Have you seen this funny looking tape on your favorite professional athletes? It’s called Kinesiotape, a product that we use right here at Advantage Therapy in Springfield, MO! In this blog post, our K-tape expert Seth Owens, DPT will talk about how K-tape is used in our clinic and how it can be combined with

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