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Advice for Getting Back to Pre-Pregnancy Shape

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There is only one thing that is for certain when it comes to pregnancy and that is that no experience is the same. So when it comes to how much weight a woman gains while pregnant, it is definitely going to vary. Weight gain can be a concern for some, but it is necessary while […]

Having Knee or Ankle Pain? See a Physical Therapist First!

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In my practice as a Physical Therapist, I commonly see people with knee and ankle pains.  These pains could be due to any number of reasons, but often the pains are due to some kind of musculoskeletal issue – a sprain or a strain, poor strength or balance, or even a more chronic issue like […]

Helpful Tips for Your Physical Therapy Job Interview

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Are you preparing for an upcoming physical therapy job interview? Whether you’re a pt student getting ready to graduate and take your boards, or you’re already in the field and ready for a job change –– you can never be too prepared for an interview. Here are some tips for your next job interview to […]

Just for Runners: How to Improve Your Cadence

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Hello all you runners out there! Whether you are a seasoned marathoner or new to the sport of running, I have one word for you that may make a big difference in how you run and reduce potential injuries – CADENCE. What is Cadence?  Cadence is how many steps you take in a minute.  It […]

How to Maximize Your Physical Therapy Sessions

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So you’re scheduled for physical therapy, but now what? If you’re the type of person who likes to get prepared and know what to expect, we have some tips for you. Because there are things that you can do that will help you get the most out of your physical therapy sessions. Here are the […]

Advice for Reclaiming Your Health This Spring

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It’s that time of year! Climbing temperatures, trees budding, birds singing and rushing waters.  Just like spring, there is a great opportunity for us to start new and reclaim what winter has stolen.  Setting your sights on reclaiming your health doesn’t have to be a chore.  I want to challenge all reading this to make […]

The Importance of Drinking Water & How Much You Should Drink

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Drinking water should already be part of your daily routine. But, even though you drink water, chances are you’re not drinking ENOUGH water. To get the most out of drinking water throughout the day, you should start as soon as you wake up. When you think about it, you’ve just gone 7-8 hours without any […]

3 Reasons to Get Physical Therapy First Before Contacting Your MD

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During the cold, Minnesota winters, ice commonly becomes a danger and can lead to injury.  Imagine on one of these cold, slippery days you slipped and sprained your ankle, bruised your knee, or hurt your back.  You try and manage the pain for a few days or weeks on your own, but you feel no […]

4 Post-Surgery Recovery Tips

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No matter what kind of surgery you have, there are things you can do to help make your recovery process go as well as possible. You can increase your chance for re-injury, infections or longer healing when you don’t take care of yourself. In order to help you have a smooth and speedy recovery, we […]

How to Warm-up Before Exercising Outside

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As Minnesotans, we are all too familiar with the sting of cold weather. If you’re an avid runner or skier, you probably don’t let cold temperatures stop you from maintaining your exercise routine. In fact, there are some benefits to keeping up your routine and exercising outside through winter, such as building your stamina and […]

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