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Getting Outside Has Benefits for Your Mind & Body

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You may think that hiking outside is just an exercise for your physical needs. However, it is as much of an activity for your mental health as it is for your body. A nature walk, a trail hike or just spending time gardening in your backyard –– no matter how extensive, being outdoors is one […]

How to Prevent Serious Injury Playing a Contact Sport

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Playing sports is a great way to stay in shape and it teaches kids and young adults about responsibility and teamwork. Unfortunately, it also can teach us the tough lesson of having to sit out of the game due to injury. While it is impossible to completely prevent or guarantee protection against an injury, there […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Starting Physical Therapy

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Have you been told to start pt? Here are five tips on what you should know before starting physical therapy! Tip #1: If you think you need physical therapy, don’t hesitate to reach out to the physical therapists directly. Minnesota is a state of direct access, meaning you do not need a doctor referral to […]

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 […]

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