Written by Ashley Wood, PT, MPT It is probably not news to many of you that sleep dysfunction has become a major problem in our country.  The CDC has reported that 70 million Americans have extreme sleep problems while almost 50% of Americans feel sleepy during the day, at least three days out of the […]
Written by Ben Fern, PT, MPT Anyone who visits a physical therapist knows that you leave with homework. In the PT world, we call this a Home Exercise Program (HEP). Success with injuries oftentimes relies heavily on how well our patients comply with their HEP. Today I want to give each of my readers a […]
  Written by Jeremy Jordan, PT, DPT, ATC, CSCS Living in the Midwest often presents challenges for the “fair weather” runners. As spring/summer approaches many individuals have an increased desire to begin returning to a more active lifestyle, which oftentimes includes running. After a long Iowa winter, it is important to prepare your body to […]
Written by Natalie Krug Wierda, PT, DPT Stress, anxiety, depression & other mental health issues have no doubt been hot topics over the last year in our Covid-19 world. There is overwhelming evidence that exercise can help to overcome some of those feelings. Most people already know this but still fail to put themselves first […]
Written by Amanda Edwards, PT, DPT, CSCS There are many health and psychological benefits in participating in a resistance training program. You can also do it with little to no equipment in your own home if you are not comfortable going to a gym right now.   Here’s The Why Prevent Age Related Muscle and […]
  Written by: Brad Kruse, PT, DPT, EDD, SCS, ATC, CSCS Many things about this past year were far from normal. As we turn the page on 2020, one thing that remains is the tradition of making New Year’s resolutions. The 3 most common New Year’s resolutions are to: exercise more, eat better and to […]
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