The Power of the Pomegranate

This time of year, pomegranates are in season. But because they are not native to the Midwest, many people don’t know how to use them, what they taste like or how to eat them. Pomegranate arils are the edible seeds of the pomegranate that add a...

Read More

Healthy ways to Deal with a Stressful Fall

    September, or should we say “Stresstember,” can be one of the most anxiety-inducing months of the year. A few reasons include the shift in routine occurring with kids returning to school, weather changes causing...

Read More

Dangers of Outdated Job Descriptions

  When were your company's job descriptions last updated? Are your job descriptions objective and describe the physical and functional tasks performed? If you answered “no,” read on. Udated job descriptions protect companies...

Read More

Partnership Decreases Time Away from Work

  The previous work injury physical therapy provider ran employees through the same routine and didn’t communicate or give us feedback. We wanted better results and service and didn’t feel we were getting our money’s...

Read More

Recovering Well from Knee Replacement

  In late September 2016, I had a complete left knee replacement. I spent four days in the hospital before starting physical therapy. I started with the staff at Balanced Fitness & Health within days of coming home. Everyone was great from...

Read More

Injury Prevention Education Long Overdue for Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program

Working with Balanced Fitness & Health to develop a health curriculum focused on stretching, injury prevention and health topics has been an amazing experience for our three-year Ironworkers Apprenticeship Program. I have worked in the trade for...

Read More

Sitting is the New Smoking

More and more research shows that a sedentary lifestyle is linked to many chronic diseases. Like smoking, sitting for long periods of time at the desk jobs many of us perform means that our movement throughout the day is minimal. Even if you exercise...

Read More

Celebrating 5 Years at our Hiawatha Location!

It’s our 5th anniversary in our Hiawatha Clinic! So glad we chose this location and have made it into a great place for our clients and us to call home.  Over the past 5 years at this location, we have grown to be a top ranked physical...

Read More

Do you have Tech Neck?

  With the pandemic that began in 2020, many found their workspace being uprooted from their office and moved to their home. Working from home can have many benefits, but it also creates a new set of challenges. Most employees don’t have...

Read More

Local Companies Working Together During the Pandemic to Keep Food on the Table

In many ways, 2020 has been the “Year to Forget”. Our memories of empty store shelves during the early stages of the pandemic seem to be fading. However, let us not forget everything about 2020. There are shining moments to remember as we...

Read More