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Physical Therapy & Running Tips

Denise Smith was very excited to be interviewed on Ten Junk Miles, a podcast dedicated to runners to talk about the fun/crazy/different/controversial sides of this great sport.

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​This spring we were lucky to have an intern from Prairie Ridge High School, Jena Berkland. This rock star student spent 5 weeks learning about physical therapy with a special focus on running-related injuries and concussion prevention. Jena is headed to Concordia University in St. Paul, MN where she is playing soccer and hopes to attend physical therapy school after completing her undergraduate degree in Exercise Science. Read below to learn what Jena experienced in her time with Dana and Denise:

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Friday, March 23, 2018

PT Moment with Dana and Denise

PT Moment - Episode 2: Understanding a Vestibular Exam

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Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Running Injury Prevention

Watch this Facebook Live video with Denise to learn her 3 tips for as you kick off this running season to prevent injuries and improve your performance. Make it your goal to run faster, run longer, and run without an injury this year!

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Thursday, February 01, 2018

Holey Shoes

Holey Shoes! Does this picture look familiar to you? Do you ask yourself why this happens? I can tell you the top 3 reasons it happens and it is not because the shoe designers don't have enough stitching...

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You’ve been diagnosed with a rotator cuff tear. Now what? Is surgery your best bet for a full recovery? New research suggests not...

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Tuesday, October 03, 2017

Preventing Knee Meniscus Surgery

A 2013 study found physical therapy was a reasonable choice to avoid meniscus surgery to the knee. The study found that when a patient participated in therapy and continued with strengthening exercises, they were successfully able to avoid surgery. The meniscus acts as a cushion between the lower leg bone (tibia) and the thigh bone (femur).

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Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Return To Learn

Following concussion, it is essential to allow the brain to heal. This involves physical as well as mental (cognitive) rest. It is not uncommon for children to have to miss school or modify school activity until their concussion symptoms subside...

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Kids Get Headaches Too

Do you ever hear your child complain that their head hurts? Once we rule out that they are not sick, we often dismiss a child’s headache as them being tired or even hungry. The truth is, children deal with the same types of headaches as adults...

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Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Concussions: Are Boys & Girls Equal?

When we compare girls and boys in the same sport, did you know that girls suffer from a higher rate of concussion than the boys do? Not only that, but females report more symptoms that take longer to recover than males. The severity of their symptoms is reportedly worse as well...

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