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What You Might Want To Know Before Slipping On Your Next Pair Of Flip Flops

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As a Physical Therapist in an outpatient orthopedic clinic for the past 18 years, I have seen numerous foot and ankle conditions.  A common theme for most of these problems is a result of improper foot wear.   In Minnesota we love when the weather starts to warm up after a long cold winter.   Spring cleaning […]

Outdoor Running Season is Upon Us-Are You Ready???

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Outdoor Running Season is Upon Us-Are You Ready???   Like the geese migrating back North, the daylight lasting longer, and the grass reappearing, Spring in Minnesota signifies the return of the outdoor runner. If you’re like me, most of your running over the past few months have been spent on a treadmill like a gerbil. […]

What You Need To Know About Total Knee Replacement

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What You Need To Know About Total Knee Replacement Total knee replacements are becoming more and more popular with our aging population and the high success rates with improved technology and surgical techniques.  People may choose to undergo a replacement to help with their pain and function after other noninvasive treatments no longer provide enough relief (physical […]

A Roadmap: Great Tips For Losing Weight

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A Roadmap: Great Tips For Losing Weight   Quick Fix? As a doctor of pharmacy and certified personal trainer for The Training Room in Somerset, I get asked health-related questions all the time.  One of the most popular questions as well as requests I get is “How Do I/Help Me Lose this Weight?!” I am all about being real.  […]

9 Great Tips For Your Kids And Their Helmets

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After a 60 degree day in February we have spring fever at our house and the first thing my son wants to do is ride his bike. After digging the bike out of the back of the garage our next step is to make sure his helmet still fits. One of the leading causes of […]

Early Physical Therapy Important for Children with Down Syndrome (and Orthopedic conditions too!)

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Early Physical Therapy Important for Children with Down Syndrome (and Orthopedic conditions too!) The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has worked to educate the public on the importance of early treatment for children with Down Syndrome. Due to the low muscle tone, decreased strength, poor coordination and balance, difficulty with feeding and coordination of hand […]

Make More Friends Than Enemies

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A few seasons ago, I encouraged the manager of our athletic training department to have our athletic trainers set goals each season. Goals are to be individual and can be designed around the interests, strengths, and specialties of our athletic trainers. So for the past couple years, I’ve set season goals, most of which are […]

Tips For Back Pain in Pregnancy

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Tips For Back Pain in Pregnancy Being an active individual, I was very motivated to continue my regular exercise regime during my first pregnancy: running, yoga, kickboxing, volleyball.  I wanted to stay as active and strong as I could knowing how good this is for your body.  Well, that all went down the toilet the second I […]

3 Things You’re Neglecting At The Gym That May Catch Up To You Someday

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As I was working out today, I became acutely aware of the fact that we live in an irrational society. The gym happens to be a particularly great place for a physical therapist like me to become in tune to such facts because as a PT, it is my job to observe, analyze, and correct […]

Physical Therapists…Why We Need To Trust Our Instincts And Make The Appropriate Referrals

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Physical Therapists…Why We Need To Trust Our Instincts And Make The Appropriate Referrals I recently evaluated a patient who suffered a traumatic fall and landed on the left side of his head. Soon after he went to see a physician specializing in internal medicine. The X-ray taken was negative for fracture or other bony pathology […]

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