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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 […]

Are You Prepared for Flu Season?

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It’s that time of year again, the seasons have officially changed and people are starting to show signs of cold and flu season symptoms. Before you know it, it seems like everyone has had or currently has the bug. The worst part about it is that it’s nearly impossible to avoid people who are sick […]

Your Doctor Says You Have Osteoarthritis, But Don’t Go Under The Knife Just Yet

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  Over the last 20 years, the number of Americans seeking acupuncture treatment has continued to rise.17 While less than 1% of the U.S. population sought acupuncture treatment in the early 90’s, over 12 million Americans received acupuncture in 201018 Another intervention that uses thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin is dry needling (DN). […]

Tips For Rescheduling Your Appointment

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Happy Fall Everyone! Hope you are enjoying those beautiful colors thus far! I would like to touch base with you on the importance of rescheduling your appointment. We understand things come up such as emergencies, sickness, and work. If you are calling to cancel your appointment, please make sure you reschedule that appointment with us […]

Pokemon Go Players At Risk

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Pokeman fever the plus and minus of it all from a business and health care point of view With more than 21 + million users daily in the US in it’s first week Pokeman Go has reportedly become the most popular US mobile game ever. One might wonder how does Pokeman play affect your health and the […]

4 Helpful Tips To Prepare For Physical Therapy

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Often times when you need physical therapy , life can be hectic so today I’m going to share a few quick tips to make sure that you have a good experience at physical therapy. 1. Wear appropriate clothing  While we do have some shorts and t-shirts to provide patients if needed, it’s best to arrive […]

Let’s Get Your Golf Game On Par (Oh Yes We Did)

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With summer here, it’s great to see all the outdoor activities start up. Golfing is one of those great summer sports in Minnesota.  Conditioning for this sport can be challenging through the winter, and once the opportunity to get out and swing a club arrives, we head out to the practice range or just head […]

Do You Work On A Laptop? Then You Need These 9 Must Know Ergonomic Tips

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Tip #1 Consider setting up a laptop docking station including use of a commercial laptop riser or reams of paper/telephone books on a table/desktop to allow optimal monitor height for neutral neck positioning. Keep monitor viewing distance approx. 14-20” away.   Tip #2 Attach an external keyboard and pointing/mousing device; wireless models with Bluetooth capability […]

Is Your Smartphone Causing Your Neck Pain?

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In this high tech world we are living in, we are dependent on our phones, tablets, and laptops. We don’t leave home without them.  It is a great convenience and allows us to access information in seconds, however it also puts your body in prolonged positions that stress your muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissue structures. It can also cause […]

Do You Need An MRI or Physical Therapy? Find Out Here

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Don’t I need to have an MRI before you can help me in physical therapy so that you know where my low back pain is coming from? That is a common question that we as physical therapists will get when beginning treatment of a person with low back pain.  The answer to that question is […]

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