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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The Amazing Benefits of Stretching

benefits of stretching
December 19th, 2016

Everyone knows that exercise is a part of healthy living, but do you consider a stretching routine part of your exercise program, or as an afterthought that gets done if “time permits?” Since no one ever has enough time, you may want to reconsider how you view exercise, as there are so many benefits to

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Sore muscles? Try Biofreeze! Available at Advantage Therapy in Springfield

November 30th, 2016

Do you have sore and aching joints or muscles? Biofreeze is a unique product provide fast relief to your aches and pains. Biofreeze products give a nearly immediate super cool sensation when applied. Advantage Therapy clinics sell Biofreeze spray and roll-on at our clinics in South Springfield, North Springfield, Monett and Ozark. Occasionally, we apply

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