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The Mind, the Body, and the Art of Effective Physical Therapy

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How stress impacts pain: Negative feelings, in response to pain and injury, are common in physical therapy practice. This is usually in addition to the ever increasing amount of stress that the average American is suffering, especially during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies show that chronic presence of stress hormones in the body inhibit […]

Avoid Back Pain with Spring Yard Work and Gardening

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I hope that everyone is staying healthy during this unprecedented time with the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions that are in place to manage the spread of the virus. It is getting to be that time of year when we are all anxious to get outside and clean up our yards and gardens and put out our […]

How to Properly Store Dahlia Tubers For Winter

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Even the best gardeners hesitate to plant Dahlias because they are intimidated by the process of over-wintering the tubers that are left in the fall.  It’s easier than you think with a few simple steps, a couple pieces of equipment you probably have on hand, and a little extra effort! STEP ONE: After the first […]

How to Exercise at Home: and Why It’s So Important

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How to Exercise at Home: It is so Important During this Time We all know that exercise is vital for our mental and physical health. During this time of COVID-19 outbreak and Stay at Home Order, exercise may be even more important. This is because exercise can combat feelings of depression and anxiety during this […]

Avoid Running Injuries: Top 3 Running Injury Prevention Tips

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August is here and high school runners everywhere are gearing up for another cross country season. And with the Twin Cities Marathon just around in the corner in October, now is a great time for all runners to be thinking about injury prevention. As Physical Therapist and All- American Runner at the University of Wisconsin- […]

3 Tips for Parents Who Have Trouble Making Time for Working Out

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Life is full of schedules, and if you have kids, you know all too well just how crazy-busy life can feel. Ask any parent, old or new, and they would most likely tell you that they don’t even know how to find time to think throughout the day, let alone steal time for a workout or […]

7 Important Tips for Exercising in the Summer Heat

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Trying to get yourself ready for the pool or beach this summer? Let’s face it, summertime is the best time to head outside and get some exercise, but are you taking the right precautions to protect your body from the intense heat and humidity? Here are 7 very important tips to remember when you’re outside exercising […]

How to Get the Most Out of Strength Training

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When it comes to exercise, some take a “one size fits all” approach. Whether you’re jogging around town or hitting the gym, many people do each for the same amount of time and with the same type of intensity every. single. time. While this formula might help you in terms of consistency, it may not be the […]

4 Mindful Tips for Migraine Management

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Migraines are debilitating to those who experience them on a consistent basis. They can come out of nowhere and send your whole day into a tail spin. How can you help manage your symptoms and take small steps closer to a migraine free life? Tip #1: Sleep better and more consistently Sleeping is crucial for […]

Helpful Tips for Keeping Memory Loss at Bay

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As we all age, our memories will start to fade. The car keys will be harder to find. The grocery list will never make it to the grocery store. It’s a common occurrence for everyone as we get older. Don’t worry, you’re not alone! Memory loss can be frustrating and it’s definitely not something to […]

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