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Your Doctor Says You Have Osteoarthritis, But Don’t Go Under The Knife Just Yet

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  Over the last 20 years, the number of Americans seeking acupuncture treatment has continued to rise.17 While less than 1% of the U.S. population sought acupuncture treatment in the early 90’s, over 12 million Americans received acupuncture in 201018 Another intervention that uses thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin is dry needling (DN). […]

Have You Been Told You Are Pre-Diabetic? We Can Help

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It has been a while since I have written about the benefits of exercise for pre-diabetes and diabetes.  I feel that, even though I have written about this topic before, it is well worth discussing again. Pre-diabetes is a condition where a person’s blood glucose is elevated and approaching the levels considered to be diabetic […]

A Breakdown of Adrian Peterson’s Latest Injury

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Vikings fans watched in horror last week as Adrian Peterson was assisted off the field in the Vikings’ first home game at US Bank Stadium against the Green Bay Packers. Although Peterson hadn’t made a significant impact for the Vikings’ running game so far this season, it was still a disappointment to see the Vikings’ […]

Why Does My Teen’s Neck Hurt? 4 Ways To Prevent Longterm Pain And Disability From Text Neck

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Kids these days with their cell phones…Snapchatting, Twittering, and Instagramming their free time away! About 90% of teenagers have a cell phone now, and on average each one spends 24 hours per day (at least) staring at their screens. So…what’s the consequence? Well, aside from decreased attention spans, increased agitation/irritability, and even increased depressive symptoms […]

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 [...]

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 […]

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 […]

What Is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)? If You’re An Athlete, Here’s What You Should Know

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A look at the evidence: The cloudiness of CTE and the long-term effects in athletes. – Michael Brown, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS   I love football. I played full contact tackle football for 13 years, from 5th grade through college including a redshirt freshman year. I love what it did for me; it taught me […]

Opioids and Prince…What Were His (and Your) Options?

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There are of course legitimate arguments on both sides of the discussion on whether health care reform is working or not. Just last week I listened to a news radio station discussing how U.S. health care costs are rising faster than the consumer price index and the middle class is yet again getting squeezed with […]

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