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Are You Receiving Olympic Athlete-Level Treatment?

The summer just wrapped up and with it, the end of the Rio Olympics. It was an action-packed and awe-inspiring few weeks of cheering for the USA, and the incredible display of performance, perseverance, and passion reminds me of how incredible the human body is. Some notable highlights for me include cheering for the local Olympians, including Alise Post, St. Cloud native who Silvered in Women's BMX, and watching former Gopher David Plummer taking Bronze in swimming

Foam Rollers: How to Improve Circulation, Mobility, & Prevent Injury Properly

If you haven't already heard of the reemergence of foam rolling on the American fitness scene, you're in luck. Foam rollers are increasing popular with individual of all fitness levels because the practice offers a variety of benefits. Whether you're lifting weights for purpose of muscle-building and performance competitions or simply looking for a great recovery aid following strenuous fitness classes at the gym, foam rollers are the perfect tool.

What Physical Therapy is Not

Pain is not friendly. It’s nagging, aching, and uncomfortable. However, pain is usually our guide to something that is going on with our body. It’s a delicate issue. I’m here to tell you that it doesn’t have to be. Your body deserves to be in tip-top shape, all of the time. Yes, you read that correctly. You deserve to feel your best.

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Is CrossFit Safe? Read a Chiropractor’s Take on the Sport

If you type Is CrossFit safe? into Google, you’ll be met with 1,390,000 results. So, if you’ve wondered that same thing, I can tell you you’re not alone. As a chiropractor at Williams Integracare Clinic, I’ve been on both sides of the sport as an athlete, and as a healthcare provider to competitors of the sport. Here’s my take on whether or not CrossFit is safe, plus a little insight from a CrossFit competitor himself.

What is Kinesio Tape?

Have you ever seen someone walking around the grocery store with bright blue tape up and down his or her arms? Or maybe your neighbor had orange tape all over his legs while mowing the lawn. No, this isn’t a new fashion trend. It’s kineseo tape, and it’s helping to heal muscles.

The Big 7: Common Running Injuries

Running is a sport for everybody. That’s right. Everybody. Because it takes only your body and a pair of shoes, it has wide appeal. There are seasoned runners and diehard competitors; the athletes you see pounding the pavement no matter the weather or day of the year. There are also fair-weather runners who lace back up when it is warmer and lighter. It does not matter which camp you fall in, you are still susceptible to the same types of running injuries.

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March Madness – Stay in the Game with Physical Therapy

It’s the week of the Big Dance; the NCAA’s men’s Division I basketball tournament. Each year, an estimated 50 million Americans participate in March Madness office pools. Television networks broadcast each of the 67 games over the course of three weeks, for a total of more 150 hours of live basketball games. For many fans, March Madness is considered another holiday.

Your Fitness Plan: A Progress Check

Believe it or not, it’s been three months since you set your New Year’s resolutions! It’s time to revisit the fitness plan and goals you set for 2015, and determine how you’re doing.

Resolutions are easy to start but the challenge is sustaining them. Most studies show only 40% of people actually stick to their goals to completion. There is no reason to beat yourself up at this point if you’ve failed to maintain your fitness goals; the point of a check-in is to assess what is working for you. Now is the time to regain confidence, find your motivation, and continue down the path of overall health and wellness.

How to Make a Realistic Fitness Plan you can Stick to

You’ve been saying you would start getting fit all year but something always seemed to come up. No one likes to work out on vacation, last week at work was really hectic and you didn’t have time, and you should really focus on keeping a tidy house first. There are endless excuses you can come up with to ignore your fitness goal, but there are also several ways you can make your goal easier to achieve. Take a look at these simple and effective tips to make a fitness plan that you can stick to for your New Year’s goals.


1. Set a Realistic Goal

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How do New Year's Resolutions Work?

Another year is almost over, which means it is time for everyone to start preparing for the celebrations of New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. There are a few things that are commonplace with every New Year’s celebration: champagne, countdowns, kisses at midnight, and resolutions. That last one seems to be the most unsettling part of any New Year’s celebration for millions of individuals. Whether it is a group of friends or coworkers at the office, people inevitably discuss their New Year’s resolutions.

New Year’s resolutions often end in disappointment for millions. Whether they set their goals too high or made altogether unrealistic goals, failure is common. Why do some resolutions work and others fail? Is there is a science behind making New Year’s resolutions? You can prepare for your 2015 New Year’s resolutions with a few of these helpful tips.