Why I Hired A Personal Trainer…And You Should Too!

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Staying healthy spiritually, mentally, physically and also nutritionally is really important as I am building into a stronger version of myself.  I practice my faith through studying with teachers.  I read and debate understandings to strengthen myself mentally. I also like to stay fit and that is where I feel it is important to have […]

You Can Get An Incredible Amount Accomplished If You Don’t Care Who Gets The Credit

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“You can get an incredible amount accomplished if you don’t care who gets the credit. Be patient-centric.” – Unknown This is one my favorite quotes. I heard it a couple years ago. I can’t tell you where or from whom, but I can remember it word for word. It is the theory in this statement […]

We’re Are Stronger Together

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Events like this evening take both my inner athletic training and public health nerds and absolutely feed them! I will fully own the passion and excitement for both areas, and admit that teaching, learning, and practicing emergency management techniques is fun and exciting! This evening, we invited the athletic trainers, physical therapists, and physicians we [...]

4 Helpful Tips To Prepare For Physical Therapy

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Often times when you need physical therapy , life can be hectic so today I’m going to share a few quick tips to make sure that you have a good experience at physical therapy. 1. Wear appropriate clothing  While we do have some shorts and t-shirts to provide patients if needed, it’s best to arrive […]

My Back Hurts…Now What?

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With an incidence rate of 80% (80% of people will get back pain at some point in their life) and $80 BILLION spent annually (that is slightly less than the amount we spend on foreign aid each year) in the treatment of low back pain, it is a HUGE issue. Those expenses include surgery, medication, […]

Let’s Get Your Golf Game On Par (Oh Yes We Did)

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With summer here, it’s great to see all the outdoor activities start up. Golfing is one of those great summer sports in Minnesota.  Conditioning for this sport can be challenging through the winter, and once the opportunity to get out and swing a club arrives, we head out to the practice range or just head […]

Why Did The Doctor Send Me To Physical Therapy If I Have Arthritis?

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Working in outpatient orthopedics, I get this question a lot but what I’ll explain is that it’s the best place for you to be! The most common type of arthritis is osteoarthritis, which is basically “wear and tear” of our joints. Our bones are lined with cartilage which helps to protect our joints and allows […]

Do You Work On A Laptop? Then You Need These 9 Must Know Ergonomic Tips

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Tip #1 Consider setting up a laptop docking station including use of a commercial laptop riser or reams of paper/telephone books on a table/desktop to allow optimal monitor height for neutral neck positioning. Keep monitor viewing distance approx. 14-20” away.   Tip #2 Attach an external keyboard and pointing/mousing device; wireless models with Bluetooth capability […]

5 Tips To Overcome Gym-timidation

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Grunting, sweating, throwing weights: this is often what people think of when they think of going to the gym. This can lead to GYM INTIMIDATION. In my practice as a physical therapist, our goal is to not only get you back to your “normal” level of activity, but we love it when we can help […]

America’s Prescription Opioid Epidemic: 7 Staggering Facts

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Recently the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), released guidelines to encourage healthcare providers to try safer alternatives like physical therapy to help manage pain.  They also released the following 7 statistics regarding the dangers of opioids abuse.   Fact#1:  Prescriptions In 2012, health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid pain medication, […]

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