Quick, Easy & Healthy End-of-Summer Recipes

With the end of summer right around the corner, now is the perfect time to take advantage of the fruits (and vegetables) of summer. Along with being outside, eating fresh and healthy is a great nod to the season. The great thing about these end-of-summer recipes below is that not only do they celebrate the…
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Knee Pain Without Trauma: Why Treatment Order Matters

The amount of people with knee pain continues to rise, especially as we age. Typically, if knee pain becomes a big enough problem, you may go see a physician. As long as there is no trauma associated with the knee pain, placing one at a higher risk for bone and ligament injuries, a decision needs…
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What to Expect with Ankle Sprains

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries to the lower leg. 23,000 people on average will sprain their ankle each day in the United States. An ankle sprain can vary in its effect on one’s ability to move and continue in normal activities. Some sprains result in minor loss, while others can set…
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Is Cycling Causing Your Low Back Pain?

Cycling can be a great way to get the recommended amount of exercise in a week. Many great options exist for competition and recreation with triathlons, road races, and other events such as the week-long trip across Iowa, known as Ragbrai. With aerodynamics being an importance consideration, especially when racing, cyclists often find themselves in…
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Aquatic Exercises for Hip and Knee Osteoarthritis

Hip and knee osteoarthritis is one of the leading causes of disability throughout the world. Being the most common type of arthritis, osteoarthritis is characterized by inflammation, localized loss of cartilage, and remodeling of surrounding bone. Three major problems of osteoarthritis are decreased quality of life and increased pain and disability. Although there are no…
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Why Aquatic Therapy Could Be Just What You Need

Aquatic therapy is a growing form of physical therapy that can help patients of all ages. The water is soothing and really appeals to those who are in need of treatment that can heal the body, while also rehabilitating and building fitness levels.   What is Aquatic Therapy? Aquatic therapy is form of physical therapy…
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Correcting Your Forward Head Posture

Ever find notice your head being drawn in towards a computer screen or cellular device? It may seem like there is a strong magnet between your head and the screen that seems too hard to overcome. Ideal head posture is when your head is lined up with the shoulders, rather than a foot in front…
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5 Things That Help to Reduce Stress

Let’s face it, life can get pretty crazy. Taking some time to just sit back and relax is good for you when trying to reduce stress. Between work, family, socializing with friends, and unexpected life events –– it’s important for you to take a few moments for yourself every day. However, you might not be…
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Avoiding Knee and Hip Arthritis: To Run or Not to Run?

Is running safe? If you are thinking about long term joint health, especially of the knees and hips, does the repetitive stress and pounding of running wear out joints faster? Some people argue a very mechanical nature of the knees and the hips and argue the more use, the faster the break down. Others believe…
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What is Incontinence?… What You Should Know

Incontinence is when a patient loses their ability to control their bladder or bowels. In reality, it is a widespread issue that can range from just a small leak to a complete loss of control. It’s actually more common than you think! Luckily, incontinence can be managed. Here’s what you should know about the two…
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