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What to do When You Get a Sprained Ankle

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There are many ways you can get a sprained ankle. Even the slightest unexpected twist can injure your ankle ligaments. Ankle sprains differ than ankle strains because sprains involve the ligaments, but strains involve the muscles. Roughly 80% of all ankle injuries are inversion injuries. They happen when your foot rolls in and causes the […]

7 Tips for Improving Your Heart Health | National Heart Health Month

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February is National Heart Health Month! So to celebrate, we’ve put together some tips to help you live a heart-healthy lifestyle. Here’s what you can do: 1. Get moving! Being overweight will immediate increase your risk for who are overweight or obese should focus on losing weight by reducing calorie intake and exercising more. 2. […]

4 Tips for Incorporating New Healthy Habits

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Are you ready to kick your bad habits and replace them with healthy habits instead? As physical therapists, we work with people every day to improve their well-being after surgery, diagnosis or injury, but we also aim to help people improve their lives overall. Now, there are many types of “bad habits” out there, and […]

4 Post-Surgery Recovery Tips

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No matter what kind of surgery you have, there are things you can do to help make your recovery process go as well as possible. You can increase your chance for re-injury, infections or longer healing when you don’t take care of yourself. In order to help you have a smooth and speedy recovery, we […]

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 […]

Tips to Prevent Risky Cheerleading Injuries

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The sport of cheerleading has evolved through the years and has become not only competitive, but also pretty dangerous. Today’s cheerleading combines the enthusiasm of cheers with the athletic prowess of gymnastics –– without any mats. Studies show that the development of the sport has had a direct impact on the amount of cheerleading injuries. […]

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, […]

How to Warm-up Before Exercising Outside

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As Minnesotans, we are all too familiar with the sting of cold weather. If you’re an avid runner or skier, you probably don’t let cold temperatures stop you from maintaining your exercise routine. In fact, there are some benefits to keeping up your routine and exercising outside through winter, such as building your stamina and […]

Are You Prepared for Flu Season?

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It’s that time of year again, the seasons have officially changed and people are starting to show signs of cold and flu season symptoms. Before you know it, it seems like everyone has had or currently has the bug. The worst part about it is that it’s nearly impossible to avoid people who are sick […]

Balance – The Key to a Healthy Life

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According to the CDC; “Treating fall injuries is very costly.  In 2015, costs for falls to Medicare alone totaled over $31 billion.  Because, the U.S. population is aging, both the number of falls and the costs to treat fall injuries are likely to rise. • Each year, millions of people 65 and older are treated […]

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