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Dec 08

Pelvic Health and Cross Country

If you’ve ever been a spectator at a cross-country or a track and field event, you know how strenuous these sports can be. Some signs of this exertion are familiar – red faces, sweaty bodies, and… urinary leakage…?

In some sports, urinary incontinence has become a hallmark of “giving it your all,” but is actually abnormal, and may indicate weakness or incoordination of the pelvic floor musculature. Even if you’re not experiencing urinary leakage, low back pain and hip pain can indicate a need to assess the function of the pelvic floor.

The good news is that pelvic floor physical therapy is a conservative and effective solution (and prevention!) of pelvic floor dysfunction.

 

For more information on pelvic floor health, check out Viverant’s page http://www.viverant.com/physical_therapy/pelvic_health/

For specific information on the prevalence of pelvic floor dysfunction in athletes, check out this article: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4327384/


Nov 23

Healthy Holiday Eating: Tips for Successful Holiday Weight Management

It can seem impossible not to gain weight over the holidays with the endless amounts of scrumptious food everywhere you look. In fact, the average weight gain over the holiday season is two to five pounds. Though it may not appear significant, research shows that the weight tends to stay on after the holiday season, and then increases each year. Weight gain during the holidays isn’t a given- -it can be prevented by maintaining a balanced diet all year round, in addition to practicing a few simple tips during the holiday season. With just a few strategies, you can avoid holiday weight gain while still enjoying friends, family and the holiday feast!


Oct 21

Continued Education

"Success is no accident. It is hard work, perserverance, learning, studying, sacrifice, and most of all, love of what you are doing or learning to do."

The following PTs have continued to learn and evolve in their profession by completing courses that allow them to treat a wider variety. Congratulations all on your course completions!


Oct 18

Hydration

Your body is 70% water, and with almost every chemical reaction that occurs in the body requiring H20, it’s a necessity to make hydration a priority. From person to person, all things nutrition look very different, even with water. One way to estimate your body’s needs is to weigh yourself before and after a workout and calculate how much weight you lost during that exercise. That weight loss in that period of time is loss of water, and to replenish that, you should drink about 20-24 ounces per pound lost. It is also recommended that per 15 minutes of exercise, you should drink 4- 6 ounces during the workout. Staying hydrated prior to your workout will lessen the amount you need to drink during, as well as take strain off of your heart by improving blood circulation.

 

For more info on staying hydrated here is a hockey specific hydration post from Pro Stock Hockey 


Oct 03

The Edina Team

Meet our awesome Edina Team! Rhondi, Colleen, Kathleen, and Caryn will all be there when we open in mid October!


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