Secrets to Selecting a Job for Life

Selecting a job or career can be a difficult decision. Numerous factors such as personal interests, job availability, wages, hours, and benefits are all common considerations. Numerous quizzes have been developed to try to match someone to a specific job or career. My experience is that they typically lack one important thing: what are the…
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Halloween Safety Tips for Trick-or-Treaters

No tricks about it, Halloween is one of the top three holidays that result in the most emergency room visits every year. From cuts to broken bones, hand injuries to sprained ankles, the range of injuries that commonly occur on Halloween is definitely no treat. However, many accidents and injuries that happen are preventable. Having…
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Great Facts And Tips For Warming Up In Cold Weather

  With the changing of the seasons, there comes a change in temperatures. As temperatures drop, it is no less important to stay active and healthy. Although some may choose to take exercise routines indoors, others may choose to brave the cold. As temperatures drop outdoors, the temperature of our muscles can also drop.  …
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Tips to Prevent a Ski Injury This Winter

  Even though it seems like it was just summer, winter is right around the corner. When the cold temperatures grace our state with snow, Minnesotans will be heading up to the slopes for one of our favorite winter activities: SKIING! However, the fun that comes with skiing can also lead to a common ski…
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Shoulder Instability Quiz: Are You At Risk For Shoulder Dislocation?

    1.     Have you ever dislocated a shoulder? 2.     Have you played any overhead sports, such as tennis, baseball, or softball? 3.     Does your shoulder ever shift or clunk when reaching or lifting above your head? 4.     Does lying on back, making an L shape with your arm, and letting it rotate backwards cause…
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The Truth About Shin Splints

  Shin splints are a very common (and hated) injury, typically encountered by runners, people in military training and people with either high arches or flat feet. They often occur if you are training/running on uneven terrain or unforgiving ground such as concrete. Shin splints are caused by repeated stress to the shin, and the…
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How Much Water Should I Drink In A Day?

  How Much Water Should I Drink In A Day? How Much Water did you Drink Today? Did you drink enough water today? How do you know and does it actually matter? You may have heard you should drink eight, 8oz. glasses of water a day. You may have some questions going through your head:…
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How to Avoid or Treat a Minor Injury

  Fall is an amazing time of the year –– school starts back up again and the weather starts to cool down. Autumn here Mankato is arguably the best time of the year from the changing colors of leaves to enjoying the outdoors. With all of the great reasons to be outside, people will likely…
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We’re Celebrating National Physical Therapy Month!

  A Little History on National Physical Therapy Month Did you know National Physical Therapy Month used to be National Therapy Week? Back in the 90’s (now we’re feeling old) it was originally celebrated during a week in June and not October. But the APTA had an annual expo and conference that conflicted with this…
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Just How Dangerous Is Sitting All Day?

  So you might ask, how dangerous is sitting all day? Before you read any further, please stand up. So how dangerous is sitting all day? Let’s do some math and makes some estimations. Let’s assume you sleep about eight hours a day. This leaves about 16 hours or 960 minutes for your daily activities….
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