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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How Physical Therapy Can Help Common Baseball Injuries

With summer sun comes outdoor fun like bbqs and pool parties. It’s also the time of year for one of America’s favorite pastimes –– baseball! The popular outdoor sport can be enjoyed by athletes of all ages, but unfortunately, there are also common injuries associated with playing the game. From pitcher’s elbow to bicep tendonitis,…
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Baseball Pitch Counts and Curve Balls

Fastballs, home runs, steals, and squeeze bunts are but a few of the things that make baseball exciting. Although baseball may be slower than other games, the arms are as fast as can be. Arm speeds can reach up to over 7000 degrees per second while throwing a baseball. As baseball season approaches and games…
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What Are the Most Common Types of Basketball Injuries?

Basketball is a fast-paced, contact sport jam packed with running, jumping and high energy action. So, it’s no surprise to anyone that the sport results in a lot of injuries every year. But would you have guessed that basketball causes more injuries than any other sport? There are over 500,000 basketball injuries every year, which…
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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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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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3 Common Lifting Mistakes To Avoid

  Low back pain is about as common as a cold. Nearly everyone will have one at some point in their life1. No program or training has been proven to completely remove the risk of back pain, but I want to give you some tools to help you keep your back as healthy as possible,…
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Concussions Are Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries. Here’s What You Need To Know

  It is football session again! With all the fun, excitement, and hard hits comes the occasional serious injury. Even though football may not be the most dangerous sport when it comes to concussions, it seems like a fitting time to discuss the topic. Studies have showed that nearly one-third of athletes have sustained concussions…
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6 Ways to Keep Young Athletes Healthy and Strong

  The summer Olympics are here! What a wonderful time to enjoy the amazing capacity of human potential. Enjoy it. Be amazed. Watch in awe. They are the best of the best. However, before you take your kids and start training them to be the next Olympians, here are a few things you should consider….
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6 Common Myths About Concussions

With the end of summer creeping into the horizon, one word comes to mind for many: FOOTBALL! While parents, athletes and coaches gear up for the fall sports season, there’s another word that seems to loom over it all. Yes, we’re talking about the dreaded c-word: CONCUSSIONS. There has been a lot of new research…
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