Bruises and Sprains and Strains!  Oh My!

Bruises and Sprains and Strains! Oh My!

Ouch!  You’ve sprained your ankle, tweaked your back, or twisted your knee and IT HURTS!  Now what?!?!? Movement is Medicine! In the not too distant past, the standard treatment for a musculoskeletal injury was immobilization or bedrest.  We now know that lack of...
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...
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...
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...