Is Yoga Too Hard on My Shoulders?

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It can be! How old are you? Have you had shoulder surgery? Please consider advice from your Physical Therapist on this matter. General guideline that I use as a practicing  PT for 39 years is that if you are > 45 yr old and have had any shoulder symptoms then don’t do down dog.  It […]

Preventing Injuries During Your Weekend Workout

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It can be tempting to pack your weekends with a ton of outdoor activities after working all week, but are you doing too much? If you’re planning on activities like bicycling, jogging, or playing a weekend co-ed league for your favorite sport, be aware of your risk for an injury.  Many of the injuries that […]

5 Tips for Healthy Bones

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As you get older, your bones start to lose their density and can make you more prone to injury. Fortunately, there are plenty of ways you can halt the thinning bones, or osteopenia, and prevent osteoporosis. Tip #1: Eat calcium-rich foods or take supplements Dairy products and fish like salmon and sardines are high in […]

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 […]

Quick Exercises You Can Do at Home

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Do you often find yourself with a little extra time before going to work? Or some down time leading up to dinner? You could spend this time sitting around getting some extra rest, or you do something both convenient and quick while also remaining healthy for your body in the long run: a short exercise. […]

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 […]

Meal Prep: Healthy Lunches in 30 Minutes!

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There are so many of us that have a hard time finding healthy meals that are fast and convenient. What if we told you that you could have 4 healthy lunches made for the week in just 30 minutes? Check out these delicious lunch options that don’t skimp on flavor! They are so versatile to […]

An Easy Way to Increase Exercise and Eat Healthier

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Why drive to the local farmers market and fight the crowds? Increasing exercise and healthier eating can be as easy as walking out to your own backyard! If you’re willing to make a small investment and put in a little work you can have a mini farmers market in your own backyard. If you think you need […]

4 Resistance Band Exercises for a Stronger Core

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Having a strong core is crucial to support your whole body. Having a strong core isn’t about having chiseled 6-pack abs. Your core is actually made up of several different muscles. These main muscle areas include your front abdominals, obliques, lower back, and glutes. These muscles support your entire body, most importantly your spine. Your […]

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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