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Walk the Walk

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One of the biggest parts of curriculum in physical therapy school is gait assessment, which is essentially looking at how people walk.  The way a person walks can affect many different parts of the body, and cause pain or stiffness originating anywhere from the ankles to the low back. The Normal Stride A normal walking […]

FOTO Conference | Minnesota Nice Meets Southern Hospitality

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FOTO Conference | Minnesota Nice Meets Southern Hospitality Peter Larson, TJ McLeod, and myself had the pleasure this past weekend of attending the annual FOTO (Focus on Therapeutic Outcomes) conference in Knoxville, TN.  Aside from the great deal we learned about the outcome measure (more on that later), it was hard not to notice how […]

Headache Relief For Frequent Headache Sufferers

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Headache Relief For Frequent Headache Sufferers Not all headaches are created equally.  There are those that suffer from migraines, which may be preceded by visual aura and have trigger factors such as hormonal changes, certain food additives, alcohol, and weather pressure changes.  Then there are tension headaches, which are the most common type, and are […]

Chronic Pain: Why Do I Always Have Pain???

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Chronic Pain: Why Do I Always Have Pain??? There are many reasons for chronic pain.  Fibromyalgia.  Chronic regional pain syndrome (CRPS).  Post-operative pain.  Back pain.  And on and on.  Regardless of the reason, your nervous system and its sensitivity is always involved when it comes to persistent, chronic pain. Without our ability to sense pain […]

Who’s Your Physical Therapist, and Treating the Whole Patient

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Choosing Your Physical Therapist Recovery When Molly Abel first started  physical therapy in the Spring of 2013 she was worried she’d never be able to run again due to her sharp right hip/groin pain.  In addition, as a nursing student she needed to be able to be mobile and get to stations quickly. A thorough […]

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