Is Aquatic Therapy Right For You?

  No matter your age, nearly anyone can benefit from aquatic therapy and exercise. The benefits from exercising in the water range from better circulation to reduced anxiety. Why exercise in warm water? In a warm water environment, you can work on stretching, balance, strength and posture. Warm water can help decrease pain and even…
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New Study Sheds Light on Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain

  A new study now shows that rheumatoid arthritis can affect hip joints and knee joints at varying levels. People with rheumatoid arthritis experience pain and inflammation all throughout the body in their joints. It’s long been unknown why different joints are affected differently, but the study shows it’s due to there being different genetic…
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Cupping Therapy: Rio Olympics’ Breakout Star

  While watching the 2016 Olympics, you’ve probably noticed big red dots or welts on the skin of many athletes including swimming star Michael Phelps, and gymnast Alex Naddour. In fact, the markings have become a major topic of conversation during this year’s Olympic Games. So, what are they? –– These red dots are the…
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How to Spot & Avoid a Heat-Related Illness

  Heat exhaustion and heatstroke are heat-related illnesses that can occur when your body can no longer keep itself cool. As temperatures rise, your body uses sweat to stay cool. However, there are times when sweating just isn’t enough to cool down your body temperature. When that happens, and your body temperature rises to extreme…
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4 Tips to Avoid Back Pain While Traveling

  If you’re a frequent traveler, it’s very likely you’ve experienced some type of back pain. From walking (or running) across terminals to sitting uncomfortably in between two strangers for hours –– traveling often leads to sore muscles in your back.  To help you during your next trip, our physical therapists put together these four…
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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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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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Professional Wellness Tips: 6 Bad Habits to Avoid at Work

June is Professional Wellness Month, so we figured it would be a good time to discuss office habits that over time, can take a bad toll on your health. Some of these actions happen mindlessly, but all of these workplace habits influence our health and well-being. Read on for our list of common office habits…
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4 Great Tips For Sleeping After Shoulder Surgery

  Wenger Physical Therapy’s tips to help you sleep after a shoulder surgery   If there is one thing you can’t avoid after shoulder surgery, it’s sleeping. But an activity that we often take for granted, or at least don’t give much thought about before we head into surgery, is sure to be a point…
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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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