Technology And Physical Therapy, A Perfect Blend

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Technology And Physical Therapy, A Perfect Blend When I entered the field of physical therapy in June of 2010, the extent of the technology I had at my disposal was an archaic Toshiba laptop that worked, some of the time. I also had a video camera that I could use to do video feedback with […]

Mmmm…Homemade Protein Bars (Recipe Included)

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Homemade Protein Bars (Recipe Included) I appreciate that the coaches I work with are continuing to address the importance of nutrition in fueling the needs of their athletes, and that most of the athletes I work with are striving towards improving their nutritional intake. It may not be perfect, but we are all really a work […]

Should A Kid Specialize In Only One Sport?

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Should A Kid Specialize In Only One Sport? This is one PT’s opinion on kids specializing in one sport. It seems to be the norm these days in regards to kids and sports that kids start in one sport early in life (kindergarten), practice and play that sport year round, and continue to focus on that […]

Are Your Allergies Acting Up?

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Are Your Allergies Acting Up? Spring is here and so is allergy season.  Almost 20 percent of Americans have allergies so many understand how annoying the symptoms can be.  So, what are allergies and why do they make us itch and sneeze? What Are They? Allergies are an abnormal response of the immune system. The […]

Tips For People Over 60 And Suffering From Hip Pain

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Tips For People Over 60 And Suffering From Hip Pain ARE YOU OVER 60 YEARS OLD WITH HIP PAIN AND MORNING STIFFNESS? CHECK OUT THE CURRENT EVIDENCE SURROUNDING HIP OSTEOARTHRITIS   INTRODUCTION Hip osteoarthritis is the most common source of hip pain for older adults, and studies show that it has a prevalence rate of […]

Looking For Free Things To Do This Weekend? Try These Things…

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Looking to make some plans for this weekend? Here are some free things to do this weekend April 25-27. Go to a Tartan Girls Lacrosse Game  11:30 and 1 PM April 26th at Tartan High School Visit the Minneapolis institute of Art – http://new.artsmia.org/ Visit Como Park Zoo and Conservatory  – http://www.comozooconservatory.org/ Walk around Lake […]

Joke Of The Day: Baseball in Heaven?

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Baseball in Heaven? Two buddies Bob and Earl were two of the biggest baseball fans in America. Their entire adult lives, Bob and Earl discussed baseball history in the winter, and they pored over every box score during the season. They went to 60 games a year. They even agreed that whoever died first would […]

Tips From ‘The Prose’: The Importance of Wearing Protective Gear

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The Importance of Wearing Protective Gear I work with a really great lady named Jess, who last summer was getting up before work and roller blading.  I admire her ambition as some mornings I feel like it takes all my efforts to make sure my children have their teeth brushed before I rush out the […]

My Cleats Hurt My Feet!

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My Cleats Hurt My Feet! It’s the start of spring soccer practice and I watch my 10 year old daughter limp off the field. It’s become a familiar scene in the last couple years as I have seen several young athletes become sidelined with heel and ankle pain due to running in cleats.  An athlete […]

Saying Goodbye To A Colleague And A Friend

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Saying Goodbye To A Colleague And A Friend  I’ve known Travis Leong since September 2006 when he was a freshman at the College of St. Scholastica. Travis was one of those guys who was always studious, but always fun to be around. He and I became closer buds when we started playing rink rat hockey […]

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