Wonder Why Physical Therapists Spend So Much Time On A Computer? Here’s Why

Ever wonder why your therapist spends so much time on the computer? Annoyed by the paperwork that is required of you? It is all part of the system. The health care system that is. The one thing that has proven consistently true over the 9 years I have worked as a therapist is that taking…
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How to Prepare for Your First Physical Therapy Appointment

When you arrive to your first physical therapy visit at Wenger Physical Therapy, you should expect that a physical therapist would be examining, evaluating, and treating your pain or injury. Your physical therapist’s overall goal is to maintain, restore, or improve your movement and help reduce any pain that you’re experiencing. Here in Minnesota, and…
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Top 5 Critical Secrets of Core Stability

  To understand the secrets of core stability, first we need to understand what it is and how it works. You can think of the core like a cylinder, it has a top, bottom, and a continuous side. Most people think about the six pack abs when they think about the core, but the muscles…
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High Doses of Vitamin D: A Risk for Seniors

Is there an really such thing as “too much of a good thing”? According to new research, when it comes to vitamin D, there is. A recent study, which was published in the January issue of Kale JAMA Internal Medicine, showed too much vitamin D could actually negate its positive health effects. More specifically, too…
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When Should You Use Ice vs Heat on an Injury?

Ice vs Heat: Which is the best treatment for aches and pains, and when?   We often have patients ask us when they should use ice and when they should use heat when it comes to injuries and pain. While both ice and heat are effective treatments to help with swelling and decrease pain, the…
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Common Signs Indicating You May Have Osteoarthritis (OA)

Popping, cracking, grinding, and knee pain during to or after movement alternativa. when performing daily activities can be an indication of osteoarthritis. Osteoarthritis (OA) is an inflammatory condition that can affect any joint in the body, but is more likely in the weight bearing joints such as the knees Probably or the hips. Over time,…
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