The Role of Nutrition in Injury Recovery

The Role of Nutrition in Injury Recovery

Nutrition and the foods you eat play an important role in preventing and recovering from injuries. Minimizing muscle loss during injury recovery can be impactly largely by the composition of your diet. Inflammation and weight management can also be attributed to the...
Health Optimization:  Survive or Thrive?

Health Optimization: Survive or Thrive?

With the spread of COVID-19, many among us have shifted from “living my best life” to survival mode.  Contrary to popular belief, surviving and thriving are not mutually exclusive. In fact, optimizing your health increases your chance of surviving an infection from...
Ankle Sprains: 3 Steps Physicians Should Follow

Ankle Sprains: 3 Steps Physicians Should Follow

Ankle sprains are one of the most common injuries in athletes and physically active people. When working with patients who have an ankle sprain, it is important that clinicians work hard to get these individuals back on their feet and functioning normally as soon as...
Healthy Holidays: Mobility On The Go

Healthy Holidays: Mobility On The Go

It’s about that time of year where snow paints the branches of the trees, ice coats the lakes, and the cool winter air hits your face as you step outside each morning. To most people, you’d think it’s January, but here in the northland this is called your...
Dry Needling for Recovery

Dry Needling for Recovery

Recovery is a buzzword in the health, fitness, and sports worlds.  Optimizing nutrition, sleep, gentle movement, and mental stress management techniques are important and effective.  But many of us still struggle to get our nervous system in a true recovery state! ...
Safety Guide to Running After Dark

Safety Guide to Running After Dark

This morning, I laced up my shoes in the glow of the porch light, flipped on my flashlights and hit the pavement for a quick 3 mile run before work.  If you are a runner in the northern latitudes, you spend a good portion of your year running in the dark. Are you...
Improve your vertical jump with “The Finisher”

Improve your vertical jump with “The Finisher”

There are many products and programs out there to improve your vertical jump.  Some have merit, others do not.  Isolated calf strengthening exercises aren’t likely to produce a drastic increase in your vertical.  The biggest thing that will help you get above...
Clinical Diagnosis: Beyond A Radiology Report

Clinical Diagnosis: Beyond A Radiology Report

Healthcare providers have used the clinical diagnostic method since the inception of medicine.  Over the last hundred years, there has been a boom in medical technology.  As a result, the way we evaluate, diagnose, and treat patients changed dramatically.  Between...
5 Things Physicians Need To Know About Physical Therapists

5 Things Physicians Need To Know About Physical Therapists

Physical therapists and physicians have worked alongside each other on the healthcare team since the inception of the physical therapy profession.  However, many physicians do not understand or utilize a physical therapist’s education and skills to their full...
Summer Safety: Heat Illness

Summer Safety: Heat Illness

You may have recently seen a story on ESPN or local news about an independent investigation into the heat stroke-related death of Garden City Community College football player Braeden Bradforth.  Bradforth, a nineteen year-old offensive lineman with his whole life...