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Physical Therapy and Cervical Traction: Effective Treatment for Cervical Radiculopathy

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Cervical radiculopathy is a neck condition where the nerve roots leaving the spinal cord at the neck level are compressed and the signals to and from the spinal cord are decreased. This can be a cause of neck and arm pain and sometimes causes weakness, numbness, tingling, and decreased reflexes in the arm. A common […]

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy:What you NEED to Know

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What is it? Short answer: a way to increase muscle size and strength without lifting heavy objects. Blood flow restriction therapy is a newer tool that is used in rehabilitation settings that utilizes a pressurized cuff to restrict blood flow in your veins. That piece of information is important, it is NOT complete occlusion of […]

Why Foam Rollers Are Often Used In Physical Therapy

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When it comes to their practice, physical therapists have a whole plethora of tools at their disposal. Ultrasound machines, therapy bands, Kinesio tape, yoga mats — you name it! Each of these play a role in a patient’s recovery in a unique way that can be tailored to each injury or situation. However, one key […]

The Role of Rest During Your Recovery

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Physical therapists are defined as “movement specialists.” As such, your therapist may stress the benefit of exercise and movement in a healthy lifestyle – and this is true. However, as important as physical activity is, rest is equally vital in recovering from an injury, a surgery, or in preventative care. There are several aspects of […]

DSI National Conference

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Tammy Kasprowicz from our Forest Lake location and myself were very fortunate to have been able to attend the DSI National Conference on Sept 14th/15th.  It was great spending time with Dennis and Susan Isernhagen, Ginny Halling and so many Injury Management Specialists from around the Country. Feel free to reach out to ask about our […]

Why Home Care After a Stroke is SO Important

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If you have experienced a stroke — or know a family member or friend who has had one — you know all too well that it is a very difficult experience. The road to recovery following a stroke can be long and arduous. It is a period when the patient needs major support, and will […]

How Activity & Physical Therapy Can Help Osteoarthritis

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Of the many ailments that can occur to the human knee, both mundane and severe, osteoarthritis is one that some skip over when considering the most tedious and frustrating issues. As anyone who has researched the illness or experienced it themselves, it can leave a person with an overwhelming feeling of pain, swelling, and stiffness […]

What To Do If You Hyperextend An Elbow

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Certain arm injuries are more likely to happen when we overwork ourselves. Whether it happens in the gym, while playing sports, or simply during an activity in our daily grind, we don’t always pay the most attention to our body and how much we may be pushing it. The most frequent kinds of arm injuries […]

How to Crush Your Home Exercise Program or Workout Session

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When it comes to completing your home exercise program or working out in the comfort of your home, many boast that it’s the most convenient way to sneak in a workout. After all, if you’re focused and dedicated to it, you’re likely getting just as good of a workout as you’d get by going outside or […]

The Major Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Do you often find yourself feeling fatigued without much feasible reason? Follow doctor’s orders to get better but nothing seems to work? Sufferers of what is more commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome know the dilemma all too well. However, although such an illness has been given a name, there is much mystery surrounding what […]

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