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How Smoking Can Affect Your Physical Therapy Outcomes

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How Smoking Can Affect Your Physical Therapy Outcomes  My wife and I recently got back from an amazing anniversary trip to Riviera Maya; although we loved it there, we couldn’t help but notice how many people were smoking, including those that looked relatively fit. This got me thinking about how smoking can affect a course […]

5 Great Tips To Prevent Pain While Gardening

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5 Great Tips To Prevent Pain While Gardening One thing I love about summer is growing fresh fruits and vegetables in my backyard.  Unfortunately, gardening is a strenuous activity and can put a lot of stress through your joints, especially your low back. Use these 5 Great Tips to minimize your risk for injury so […]

4 Tips: The Ergonomics Of Breastfeeding

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4 Tips: The Ergonomics Of Breastfeeding Do your neck, shoulders or back get sore with breastfeeding? You aren’t alone and there are ways to help. Poor body mechanics are usually to blame when it comes to joint and muscle pain while breastfeeding. First and foremost, a comfortable chair is required. Tip #1: The Feet Your […]

Tips From ‘The Prose’: 4 Posture Tips While Sitting In The Car

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4 Posture Tips While Sitting In The Car For my family, Summer is the time of year we tend to take longer car trips.  The Dells are a yearly stop for us and last year we had our first multi day adventure in the car and drove out to Mount Rushmore.  I think there are […]

How To Keep Our Young Athletes Healthy

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How To Keep Our Young Athletes Healthy Now that Summer break is upon us (I hear some of you groaning and some of you cheering), kids often ramp up their athletic activity.  They aren’t in school, so often this is the time when they go off to camp to practice their favorite sport or increase […]

Shin Splints: Symptoms And Treatment

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Shin Splints: Symptoms And Treatment What are Shin Splints? Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), also known as shin splints, is inflammation 2-6 inches above the ankle, to the anterior or posterior muscles and tendons in the lower leg or adjacent soft tissue along the shin bone. (tibia) What causes MTSS? There are many reasons you […]

Important Info For Coaches And Parents (Saint’s fans must read)

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Important Info For Coaches And Parents Our baseball weekend, the good, the bad, and the ugly. *Important info for coaches and parents* Ahh baseball, the token summer sport for us in MN. Who doesn’t love to sit back, grab a beer and a dog, and enjoy the hot summer weather while watching some ball? You […]

A Physical Therapists Opinion On Physical Therapy

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A Physical Therapists Opinion On Physical Therapy So this may be more of a soap box than anything else but here goes: I recently read an entry from a website called Forward Thinking PT and their article titled “When will they quit viewing Physical Therapy as an intervention?”  This title struck a chord with me […]

10 Questions Parents Should Ask Their Child’s Athletic Trainer

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As parents, you may see the same athletic trainer on the field for many of your child’s games.  But do you know who they are or why they are there?  I have compiled a list of good questions a parent should ask their child’s Athletic Trainer.   10 Questions Parents Should Ask Their Child’s Athletic […]

When Should You Replace Your Running Shoes?

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When Should You Replace Your Running Shoes? This is such a common question I get from my patients and a really good one.  In the past, the running continuing education courses I attended consistently taught shoes should be replaced by 500 miles and a person should start breaking in their new shoes after about 350 […]
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