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Advice on Preventing an ACL Tear

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Okay, we have to get something off our chest first before we begin. Preventing ACL tears (or any injury) completely is close to impossible. But, now that we’ve addressed the elephant in the room, we want to talk about some ways to help prevent an ACL tear. Your ACL is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in […]

Ladies, Don’t Ignore Your Next Backache!

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Hi, this is Vicki! I am an active woman in her, well let’s say over 55, but not 60. I work with weights and love the elliptical and I might as well mention that I exercise on a regular basis and have for many years. I am writing this to reach out to other women […]

Physical Therapy Post-Cancer Treatment

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Cancer and the treatments patients receive can cause many physical problems. Did you know physical therapists can help people manage post-cancer health issues, improve health and function, and help with return to work and other activities? Some side effects from Cancer treatments include: Fatigue Numbness in feet and hands Muscle weakness Joint stiffness Loss of endurance Loss of strength Loss […]

Don’t Let Your New Pain Become a Chronic Condition

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We all have had injuries in our lives, some more than others, but many of these injuries go through the normal tissue healing and remodeling process.  After time, the pain from the initial injury subsides and goes away.  Pain is a good thing when a new injury occurs because it lets us know that an […]

Why Doing Squats is Important for Your Health

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One thing I get told by a lot of my patients is “I don’t squat” or “I was told not to squat.” Well, unless you have an injury or other medical condition you do in fact squat, and you do it multiple times a day even if you don’t realize it. Whether you want to […]

The Opioid Epidemic Affects Pain Management in Minnesota

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Unless you’ve been avoiding the news over the past year, you have likely heard about the opioid epidemic that is swiftly affecting the United States. Unfortunately, no state or city is completely immune to the effects of this, and Minnesota is definitely being hit hard by this issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

How to Bounce Back from a Sports Injury

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Suffering a sports injury can be a challenging and frustrating thing to go through. The experience of getting injured can sometimes have more of an impact on you than you might think. Once you’ve seen a medical professional to confirm your injury diagnosis, here are things you can do to help you through the recovery […]

Injury Preventing Sitting Positions for Video Gamers

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Does your ultimate form of relaxation (or fun) come in the form of video games? Believe it or not, playing video games is actually linked to some health issues, especially if you are playing for long periods of time. One of the most common conditions linked to playing video games is back pain. If you […]

Fun Winter Running Events Near Duluth in 2017

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Want to test your cold weather limits and winter running skills? There are some really fun events that are happening in and around Duluth this winter. Whether you’re an avid runner, have a new year’s resolution to be more active, or want to help a good cause in 2017,  here are some great opportunities to […]

Staying Happy and Healthy Through the Holidays

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The bustling malls. The present wrapping. The festive parties. The family visits. This time of year is meant to be a time of reflection and enjoyment. But for many, they become a blur of stress and diet-breaking events. So we put together these tips to help you avoid being a Grinch, and instead stay healthy, […]

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