4 “Need to Know” Facts About Hip Osteoarthritis and 3 Hip Strengthening Exercises

  Do you know anyone with hip pain? Chances are you, or someone you know, experiences hip pain. Studies show that up to 28% of people over the age of 45 have hip pain with evidence of osteoarthritis1. Hip pain can cause difficulty walking, climbing stairs, getting out of a chair, squatting, and a myriad…
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1 Simple Way to Prevent Cancer, Type 2 Diabetes, Cardiovascular Diseases, Dementia, and Depression TODAY!

  Finally, after years and year of trying to figure out how to prevent some of the worst chronic diseases and medical problems, researchers have found the one pill to prevent it all. Cancer, type 2 diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, dementia, and depression are finally about to meet their match. All you have to do is…
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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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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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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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5 Keys To Understanding Tennis Elbow (lateral epicondylitis) And How To Treat It

  Ever have pain on the outside of the elbow? How about pain in the elbow while swinging a racquet or hammer or even just gripping? If you have, chances are high that you are a part of the 1-3% of people that have had “tennis elbow”1. Tennis elbow is the common name for lateral…
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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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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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