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Not Stopping Your Physical Therapy Too Soon

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Not Stopping Your Physical Therapy Too Soon Most physical therapists in an outpatient setting can relate to the fact that your caseload typically suffers after the New Year due to an exodus of unplanned patient discharges. Insurance deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses roll over with the start of a new year, making patients concerned about having […]

Is a Total Knee Replacement Right for You?

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Is a Total Knee Replacement Right for You? Total knee replacements are one of the most common orthopedic surgeries and the most commonly performed joint replacement in America. In 2011, almost 1 million total joint surgeries were performed in America and over the past decade more than double to rate from a decade ago. For […]

‘Choosing Wisely’: Reducing Unnecessary Tests & Procedures

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‘Choosing Wisely’: Reducing Unnecessary Tests & Procedures The American Board of Internal Medicine started a campaign called Choosing Wisely to help start conversations between doctors and patients in order to reduce unnecessary tests and procedures. The American Physical Therapy Association is one partner in this effort who has published a list of five things patients […]

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 […]

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