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What is Dry Needling?

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Dry needling may sound scary, but we promise that it’s not! It is a completely safe technique where a physical therapist can treat myofascial pain by using a dry, or unmedicated, needle and inserting it into the skin at trigger points. TDN uses a small, solid needle that is inserted in a painful knotted muscle […]

The Dos & Don’ts of Knee Pain

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Knee pain doesn’t have to stop you from enjoying the things you love to do. There are tons of ways you can alleviate the aches and pains, whether the pain is from a recent injury or arthritis. Follow these dos and don’ts to help you feel your best. Don’t rest too much Find a way […]

How to Help Your Elderly Loved Ones Avoid Falls

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Falls can result in serious injured like hip fractures, broken bones, and head injuries. And even falls without a major injury can cause any older adult to become fearful or depressed. These are several factors that can cause a fall in an elderly person: Balance and gait – Loss of coordination, flexibility, and balance can […]

What is a Physical Therapist?

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Also commonly referred to as a PT, a physical therapist works in the healthcare industry. Physical therapists typically evaluate and treat patients with physical symptoms/conditions. As stated by the American Physical Therapy Association, a physical therapist “examines, diagnoses, and evaluates the extent of physical problems requiring physical therapy interventions, and treats patients who are suffering […]

6 Foods That Ease Arthritis Pain

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Did you know that there are foods out there that can help reduce arthritis pain? Scientists have been diving into research to determine if there is a proven link between food and pain reduction. While it hasn’t been proven just yet many people suffering with arthritis report a definite decrease in their pain after eating […]

Anterior Cruciate Ligament: ACL Tears 101

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What is the ACL? The anterior cruciate ligament, or ACL, exists from the front of the medial femoral condyle and passes through the middle of the knee between the tibia plateaus. The ACL’s main job is to prevent the thighbone, or your femur, from sliding backwards on your tibia and preventing the tibia from sliding […]

Occupational Therapy vs. Physical Therapy

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If you’ve never been prescribed physical or occupational therapy before, you may not know the difference between the two. The practices are very different, but can help treat similar conditions in different ways. Many patients may benefit from both physical and occupational therapy in order to get back to their maximum potential. What is occupational […]

Common Causes & Treatment for Shoulder Pain

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Shoulder pain can make it pretty difficult to carry out everyday tasks, like getting dressed or even bathing. But how do you know what is causing your pain? Here are three common causes of shoulder pain and how to treat them. Rotator cuff injuries The rotator cuff is a group of muscles and tendons that […]

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 […]

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