“What is e-Stim?” – A Common Physical Therapy Question

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Electrical stimulation, or E-stim for short, is a modality used in physical therapy treatment. It works by stimulating your muscles with a light and customizable level of electrical current. It may be a part of your treatment plan if your therapist believes it will help your recovery process. Typically, the modality is used if your […]

Why Doing Squats is Important for Your Health

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One thing I get told by a lot of my patients is “I don’t squat” or “I was told not to squat.” Well, unless you have an injury or other medical condition you do in fact squat, and you do it multiple times a day even if you don’t realize it. Whether you want to […]

5 Healthy Game Day Snacks

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Sunday is just around the corner, and you’re probably starting to think about the other star of the day –– the food! So if you’re having people over to watch the big game, or going somewhere to watch with friends, why not surprise everyone with some healthy options. There’s nothing better than chowing down on […]

Should You Use Heat or Ice on Your Injury?

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Patients commonly ask if it’d be more beneficial to use heat or ice for their injury. Although it’s important to still ask your PT on an individual basis, the following are some guidelines to help determine which modality may be most appropriate. Heat is typically not used for any injury that is acute (occurred less […]

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 […]

3 Reasons to Get Physical Therapy First Before Contacting Your MD

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During the cold, Minnesota winters, ice commonly becomes a danger and can lead to injury.  Imagine on one of these cold, slippery days you slipped and sprained your ankle, bruised your knee, or hurt your back.  You try and manage the pain for a few days or weeks on your own, but you feel no […]

The Opioid Epidemic Affects Pain Management in Minnesota

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Unless you’ve been avoiding the news over the past year, you have likely heard about the opioid epidemic that is swiftly affecting the United States. Unfortunately, no state or city is completely immune to the effects of this, and Minnesota is definitely being hit hard by this issue. According to the Centers for Disease Control […]

How to Bounce Back from a Sports Injury

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Suffering a sports injury can be a challenging and frustrating thing to go through. The experience of getting injured can sometimes have more of an impact on you than you might think. Once you’ve seen a medical professional to confirm your injury diagnosis, here are things you can do to help you through the recovery […]

Muscle Recovery Methods: Are Ice Baths Safe?

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As physical therapists, most of the questions we get asked from athletes are about muscle recovery and injury prevention. One common practice that we are asked about is the use of ice baths. Some athletes incorporate ice baths into their post-workout routine when they increase their running mileage, have a grueling game or have had […]

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 […]

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