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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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Guest Author Series: Balanced Fitness & Health: Getting You BACK to Being YOU!

This month, we are continuing our series of informational blogs authored by guest writers doing business in our community. Our goal is to equip our readers with varied and quality information, promote careers in Hiawatha, and spotlight our guest...

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What is Dry Needling?

What is Dry Needling?  Dry needling is the process of inserting tiny filiform needles precisely placed in your muscular and connective tissues to improve muscle movement and reduce your pain. The technique uses a "dry" needle, one...

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Physical Therapy for COVID-19 Recovery

COVID-19 Recovery from Lingering Effects COVID-19 has been a challenge for all of us since March 2020. These past nine months have affected us all, whether that be due to quarantine, job loss, home schooling, getting sick with the virus, losing...

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Boosting Immune Function!

Obviously with the current Covid-19 virus effecting thousands of people, staying healthy is at the front of many of our minds. So, what can we do to try to prevent illness or shorten the time frame if we do get it?   First and foremost,...

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Therapy & Our Aging Workforce

  Take a moment to consider the age of your workforce. We know that the workforce grows older each day—in fact, 1 out of every 4 workers is over the age of 55! Unfortunately with age comes an increased chance for injury, and if those...

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