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Male basketball player shooting

Athletic trainer helps keep ankle injury from ending season

An ankle injury interrupted but didn't stop basketball player Troy Hilz
Alexandra Johnson Alexandra Johnson 7 min read
A woman lies on her stomach during a cupping procedure.

Cupping and dry needling in physical therapy help with pain

'I could feel the improvement right away' as cupping helped lower back pain
Mick Garry Mick Garry 9 min read
Ethan Erickson sits in a wheelchair petting a fish.

Cancer patient, 12, gets one last fishing trip — at hospital

Sanford Health and state agency quickly pulled off surprise for boy & family
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 19 min read
anti-gravity treadmill: therapist coaches patient ethnic diversity

Anti-gravity treadmill promotes healing with weightlessness

By protecting weaker tissue, technology helps all ages and experience levels
Avatar Michelle Erpenbach 4 min read
A man stands in profile with a bow and arrow -- one hand on the bow and his mouth on the arrow. Sanford Health offers adaptive sports like archery to veterans and others in the community with physical disabilities.

Adaptive sports program provides fitness, fellowship

Archery, kayaking, sled hockey allow veterans of all abilities to participate
Mick Garry Mick Garry 9 min read
Physical therapist Tonya Onstad works with Halle Houchins, who's standing on a small trampoline.

Physical therapy helps young children reach milestones

Looking at Halle Houchins' 'whole system' helps pinpoint methods to try
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 15 min read
Steve Stark, aka Mr. History, stands in front of a classroom wearing a black frock coat, black hat and holding a pocketwatch.

Mr. History heads to front of the class again after stroke

After rehab, Steve Stark gets back to telling and illustrating historical events
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 11 min read
Physical therapy assistant Jamie Thompson works with Mataya Duvall as she swings at Sanford Bemidji Children's Therapy.

Preschooler born with cancer now works at being a kid

Coping with effects of neuroblastoma, Mataya Duvall enjoys her physical therapy
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 16 min read
Deb Warner gives two thumbs-up signs as she runs on a gravel road. Her shirt says "gotta run."

When brain aneurysm ruptured, runner defied death

Good health and Sanford neurocritical care team helped beat 10% survival rate
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 39 min read
The Kamrath family portrait, with Molly holding Collin and Shawn holding Bryce.

Home care nurse crucial for families needing constant care

Role can help when children need an hour of care or nonstop vigilance
Jane Thaden Lawson Jane Thaden Lawson 13 min read