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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
Fargo Medical Center Renderings

Peak performance

Ryan Anderson pauses at the top of a snow-capped mountain. He pulls his ski cap down over his ears, watching the other skiers take off ahead of him. He can hardly believe he’s here: Vail, Colorado, in January 2012. When it’s his turn, he launches himself downhill … on one leg and two specially equipped […]
SHN Staff 7 min read
wound care

Wound care: Inside-out healing

If a difficult, slow-healing wound has worn you down, whether it’s from a procedure, an accident or disease, help is available.
SHN Staff 7 min read
Lower legs of two people in physical therapy room.

Postural restoration: Imbalances and patterns of the body

Differences between the left and right sides of your body shouldn't cause you pain
SHN Staff 3 min read
a teenage athlete receives physical therapy

Rehabilitation: Information for patients and families

Specialists from a variety of fields create a unique plan of care tailored to your condition, abilities, and expected outcomes.
SHN Staff 5 min read

Sanford Health announces new physical therapy services

Sanford Health is pleased to welcome Physical Therapy Solutions to the family. Now named Sanford Physical Therapy Solutions, the physical therapy team is skilled in all types of therapy, with a special emphasis in Postural Restoration, an innovative therapy strategy that focuses on the influence of posture and correct body movement as the foundation for […]
SHN Staff 3 min read