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 […]

Creative Ways to Stay Active When it Gets Cold Out

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In a way, fitness can be seen as a seasonal practice to some. During the Spring and Summer months, it seems to be “all systems go” for most, as those in search of better health can be seen training basically everywhere, from the park to the crowded city streets. As many see it, if the […]

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 […]

Can Compression Tights Make an Impact on Your Workout?

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It’s no secret that what you wear when you are being active has a direct impact on your performance. These effects can come in a wide variety of forms. When you wear clothing that is light and airy, it helps keep you cool and provides more ventilation. When you war sweat-wicking fabric, you stay drier […]

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 […]

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 […]

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