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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 […]

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 […]

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