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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 […]

Do I Need An X-ray? Simple Ankle And Foot Rules

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Do I Need An X-ray?  Simple Ankle And Foot Rules Ankle injuries are one of the most common injuries in sports and recreational activities.  An x-ray is useful in determining whether there is a bony injury like a fracture or broken bone.  Some simple rules (Ottawa ankle rule) can be helpful in deciding if you […]

Tips And Advice For My Henry Sibley Seniors & For All Seniors

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Tips And Advice For My Henry Sibley Seniors & For All Seniors Saying goodbye at the end of the year is always tough. Saying goodbye to the seniors often leaves me in tears (I am a big softy). This year I say goodbye to a group of seniors that have been around for my whole […]

Death To “Just In Case” Stigma

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Death To “Just In Case” Stigma Child loss is one of the hardest subjects to discuss for anyone whether it be the one who lost a child or not.  Most people don’t know what to say to someone who has lost a child and many times says the wrong thing in trying to make sense […]

Tips From ‘The Prose’: The Use Of SI Belts For Pregnancy

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Tips From ‘The Prose’: The Use Of SI Belts For Pregnancy Attention all you pregnant ladies our there!  Are any of you experiencing pain in your SI joint?  What’s the SI joint you ask?  Well if you look at your back in the mirror, at the very bottom there are two “dimples” on either side […]

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