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A Tip To Avoid Training Errors

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A Tip To Avoid Training Errors As the weather seems to be improving, I hear friends and patients alike getting out and being more active. I also hear about more aches and pains as activity increases. This is most often associated with doing too much too soon. My advice for everyone is this: don’t increase […]

How To Use A Bike To Train For Running During An Injury

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Tips From ‘The Prose’: How To Use A Bike To Train For Running During An Injury If you are a runner and suffer an injury, it can be terribly frustrating to take time off to heal from that injury.  Those who have had to do this may feel like they lose their cardio or lose […]

Type I Diabetes and Exercise

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(Image via ESPN) Type I Diabetes and Exercise In February, I was glued to the TV, obsessed with the Winter Olympics in Sochi.  I love the Olympics and just about any sport is worth watching, in my opinion.  I got pulled into the cross country ski races more than usual this year because the announcers […]

Anterior Hip Pain In Dancers & Gymnasts

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Anterior Hip Pain In Dancers & Gymnasts I see a fair amount of dancers and gymnasts in the White Bear Lake PT clinic and often the area of pain these patients complain of is  due to pain in the front of their hip.  The pain usually is one that comes on gradually, might start as […]

Which 4 Muscle Groups Should Every Female Athlete Be Training?

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Which 4 Muscle Groups Should Every Female Athlete Be Training? When I see athletes, especially female athletes, they notoriously come in with some vey specific muscle groups that are weak and undertrained.  I don’t treat my patients with a cookbook approach.  Every one is different and has specific needs, but it is amazing that such […]

“Tips From the Prose” A Public Service Announcement: Wear Sunscreen

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A Public Service Announcement: Wear Sunscreen So the weather looks like it is finally turning and warmer days are ahead.  Did I say Finally?! If you are like me and my family, this means many more hours outside.  And if you are like my family, sunscreen did not usually cross our mind.  That was until […]

Dynamic Stretches For Runners

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(Above: Running Tips, Dynamic Stretches for Runners – #2 Butt kicks) Dynamic Stretches For Runners When most people think of stretching, I think many people think back to phy ed class, sitting on the floor, reaching towards their toes or pulling their heel back towards their butt, hold the stretches for some length of time. […]

Tips From ‘The Prose’: How To Make A Homemade Ice Pack

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Homemade Ice Pack I’ve written several blog posts about a variety of things, but thought the readers might like something a bit different. In case you are ever in a situation where you need an ice pack, but don’t have access to a store to buy one or a bag of frozen vegetables, here’s an […]

Part 2 Of How To Do A Proper Squat: Free Throws

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Part 2 Of How To Do A Proper Squat: Free Throws It’s March Madness, my favorite sporting time of the year.  And I am the wife of a basketball coach, so we live a breath basketball nearly year round.  And I went to a basketball school  (Marquette University – go Warriors), so I have lived […]

Music To Run To At 170-180 Beats Per Minute

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Music To Run To At 170-180 Beats Per Minute When I see runners, I am always talking to them about their running cadence, or how many steps per minute they take.  I wrote a blog a short time ago that talked about how to improve running cadence, but here is a short list of examples […]

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