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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Hit the Weights to Improve Your Weight and Health

Recent studies have shown that American’s are in for some big trouble when it comes to chronic disease and health issues. It is reported that American children have the highest percentage of overweight children in the entire world at approximately 1/3 of kids being overweight. Adults are not in any better situation as 2/3 are…
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Upcoming Running Races in Duluth, MN

Itching to sign up for a running race to end your summer with a KICK?? We’ve rounded up some great running events that take place right in our very own backyard! Well alright, not quite in our backyards, but close to home here in Duluth… and we all know convenience can be clutch when it…
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Neck Contributions to Post Concussion Symptoms

Concussions can lead to a variety of symptoms. Identifying concussion symptoms is important to ensure optimal treatment to avoid prolonged recovery. Many concussions and their associated symptoms will improve from 1-4 weeks if proper rest is taken. When someone continues to have headaches, dizziness, fatigue, irritability, insomnia, concentration difficulty, or memory difficulty weeks after a…
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