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Pelvic Floor Clinic: Improving patients’ quality of life

Patients can get urogynecology help with therapy, classes and new habits
Alexa Olson 8 min read
Good Samaritan Society home health nurse LaToya Buzalsky talks to baby Murphy in his home.

Good Samaritan Society home health nurse helps baby, family

“He was my little rock star,” says LaToya Buzalsky of her infant patient Murphy.
Vanessa Carlson Bender 6 min read
Jackie Mrachek helping Eli balance on a beam

Pediatric physical therapy in the classroom

Sanford Health helps children with mobility or developmental delays learn skills needed in the classroom.
Jon Berg 6 min read
Woman playing the piano

Parkinson’s patients reclaim abilities with therapy programs

“I didn’t realize I was talking so softly before. Now I can speak out and be heard."
SHN Staff 9 min read
Female soccer player kicking soccer ball in goal

Don’t let asthma prevent you from sports

With some preplanning and good communication with your doctor, asthma should not prevent you from being the best you can be.
SHN Staff 4 min read
Matt and Bonnie Puro and his cracked helmet

Bicycling injuries leave man thankful for care

'I consider myself in the lucky to be moving department.'
Pat Miller 9 min read
shin splints: hysiotherapist assisting woman in performing exercise on foam roll

Shin splints: ‘Too much, too soon’ injury

What it is: Shin splints are a classic “too much, too soon” injury, according to Brett Beil, a strength and conditioning expert with Sanford Health. They are a common injury among newer runners or those who increase their mileage or intensity too quickly. They’re caused by micro tears to the anterior tibialis, and the pain […]
Jacqueline Palfy 4 min read
Paul Nelson working with his rehab team at ARU.

Flesh-eating illness strikes Minnesota man

The support of family and friends often can help turn the tide when a patient is facing a life-threatening situation. Paul Nelson of Fosston, Minnesota, and his wife, Liza, had such support in the spring of 2016 when Paul was stricken with necrotizing fasciitis (flesh-eating disease) that was consuming the muscles and tissues of his […]
Pat Miller 18 min read
woman smiling

Physical therapy options for pelvic floor pain, incontinence

Cancer treatments can affect the pelvic floor.
Jill Ehrmantraut 10 min read
Man working out with trainer

Veteran athlete finds rewards in aggressive therapy

Recovering from a surgery rarely goes as expected. In aging bodies, the recovery process combining with general wear can result in a humbling experience, with more challenges than expected. John Fountain, a retired anesthesiologist and former collegiate athlete, discovered just that after his partial knee replacement in August 2015. Fountain, a novelist and sports enthusiast […]
SHN Staff 6 min read