6 Ways to Avoid the Pit Falls of New Year’s Resolutions

As the New Year arrives, about 45% of people will make New Year’s resolutions. Research has shown that about 8% of people who set New Year’s resolutions will actually be successful. That means, in a given year, only 3.6% of people will successfully achieve their resolutions. This is a very small percentage of people. Keep…
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How to Avoid Common Winter Injuries

Winter is a beautiful time of year, especially here in Minnesota. White snow outside, hot cocoa around the fireplace, and the joy of the holidays all bring a lot of excitement during the cold weather season. However, there are some things about winter that make it a particularly dangerous time of year. To help you…
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Health Care Treatment Philosophies: What to Look For & What to Ask

Health care in the United States has become an extremely complicated system. The various insurance companies and various insurance plans add another level of complexity. Pharmaceutical companies relentlessly bombard our television screens and our politicians trying to get you to buy their product at the end of the day. In a world with so many…
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Urgent: Understanding Pain Could Save Your Life

  Understanding pain is a major issue facing our society. 18,893 people lost their life to prescription opioid pain relievers in 2014 alone, a number that is four times higher than 15 years prior. The opioid epidemic is real and it needs to be addressed. One of the most basic ways to help people with…
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4 Tips for Your Physical Therapy Job Interview

Congratulations! You’ve landed an interview for a physical therapy job and you’re prepping for the big day. You’re already taking the right steps towards getting the job. It’s pretty likely you aren’t the only one interviewing for the position, so how do you stand out from the other candidates? Here some tips to help you…
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Stand Up and Stretch: 3 Exercises to Fight Against Sitting

Sitting is dangerous. If you are unaware of how dangerous sitting is, check out my blog post on why you should consider standing up for yourself. Prolonged sitting is correlated with diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic disease, and certain cancers. Trying to add some standing time each day can be a big asset to your health….
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Why Does My Jaw Hurt?

You use your jaw and mouth to eat, drink, laugh, smile… basically everything, right? So when your jaw hurts, it can be one of the most frustrating issues. Pain in the jaw usually occurs in either the back of the head near your ear or more toward the side of your face where your wisdom…
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5 Keys to Treating Neck Pain After Whiplash

Accidents happen. Car accidents happen. Whiplash happens. Healing happens. Advances in technology can be great. Our ability to travel has made the world seem smaller. Prior to motor vehicles, a ten-mile trip could take upwards of a half a day by foot. Given the right roads and traffic conditions, driving ten miles could take less…
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Healthy Hot Chocolate: Your New Winter Favorite!

Brace yourself snow bunnies, we tracked down a delicious and healthy hot chocolate recipe to satisfy your cold weather craving! This recipe takes homemade goodness to the next level. It only takes two minutes to make, and whether you’re making it for yourself or a crowd, it is easy to adjust the amount you make….
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3 Keys to improving Low Back Recovery

  Most people will have back pain at some point in their life. Back pain is like the common cold of musculoskeletal injuries. If the back pain is especially painful or long lasting, most people will seek medical care. The initial decisions, in regards to what should be done with this back pain, are very…
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