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5 Things You Need to Know About Starting Physical Therapy

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Have you been told to start pt? Here are five tips on what you should know before starting physical therapy! Tip #1: If you think you need physical therapy, don’t hesitate to reach out to the physical therapists directly. Minnesota is a state of direct access, meaning you do not need a doctor referral to […]

How to Treat Painful IT Band Syndrome

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IT Band Syndrome (ITBS) is one of the most common causes of leg and knee pain in athletes, especially runners. Unfortunately, it’s the kind of injury that really requires proactive treatment in order to really heal. Here are four important factors of an aggressive and proactive treatment plan to help your IT Band Syndrome heal […]

Superfoods to Get More Calcium and Vitamin D

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Calcium and vitamin D are both essential for your body to function properly, but are you getting enough? Many people aren’t. Luckily, there are some easy ways to get more of these nutrients. While you can take vitamins to boost your intake, there are also a number of superfoods that you can eat to get […]

How Aquatic Therapy Can Help Your Recovery Process

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As you might already know, physical therapy rehabilitation is a form of treatment to help you improve a condition or recover from an injury or surgery. But did you know there is a form of physical therapy that takes place in water? It takes some time to rebuild muscle strength and regain your range of […]

How to Recognize a Whiplash Injury After a Car Accident

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With roughly 20-50 million car accident injuries in the US every year, it’s no shock that as physical therapists, we treat many car accident patients in our clinic. Some of the obvious injuries we see include rehab broken bones, muscle injuries and ligament tears. However, some injuries can occur during an accident that may not […]

Having Knee or Ankle Pain? See a Physical Therapist First!

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In my practice as a Physical Therapist, I commonly see people with knee and ankle pains.  These pains could be due to any number of reasons, but often the pains are due to some kind of musculoskeletal issue – a sprain or a strain, poor strength or balance, or even a more chronic issue like […]

6 Facts About Blood Pressure That You Should Know

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May is National Blood Pressure Month! We feel it’s extremely important for you to understand the basics about blood pressure. So we’ve put together a quick run-down of some of the important things you should know. Fact #1: Blood pressure is important. It is the force of blood against the walls of your arteries. Blood […]

The Dynamic Duo: Physical Therapist & Physical Therapist Assistant

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When you go to the doctor or dentist, you have a team of professionals who serve you. Your physical therapy experience is no different.  A team approach of a Physical Therapist (PT) and a Physical Therapist Assistant (PTA) is always better and here’s why:  Both the PT and PTA must successfully complete their accredited programs and both […]

Take Your Spring Eating Routine from Drab to FAB

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It’s very common to eat a little heavier during the colder months. So things like soup, meat and potatoes, comfort foods like casserole typically have the spotlight because they keep our bellies full and bodies warm. However, now that warmer months are officially here, you’re probably starting (or ready) to make some adjustments to your […]

Thank You Letter: Perspective From a PT Student

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As part of the rigorous Doctorate of Physical Therapy curriculum, physical therapy students are required to complete 3-5 clinical internships at various clinics, hospitals, nursing homes and other rehabilitation centers for 6-12 weeks in each setting. Students are assigned to a clinical instructor/preceptor (“CI” for short) who serves as a mentor during their clinical rotation. […]

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