Lazy Summer or Deconditioning?

August 5th, 2020

The weather is hot, your gym membership expired, and you’ve been relaxing – enjoying the lazy, hazy days of summer. Taking a day off here and there is no problem, but if you’ve been consistently missing your regular run, bike ride, or gym session and notice some aches and pains showing up, you might have

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Why You Need a Physical Therapist on Your Healthcare Team

July 7th, 2020

With health in sharp focus as a result of the pandemic, now may be a good time to look at the team of experts you have in place and see if there are any improvements you could make. You probably have a family doctor, dentist, and optometrist. Maybe you have some specialist physicians, a trainer,

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Get PT First During the COVID-19 Pandemic

June 8th, 2020

Because of the closures of physician’s offices, stoppages of elective surgeries, and social distancing guidelines resulting from COVID-19, many people with pain or joint issues have had appointments or surgeries delayed. If you’re one of them and you haven’t seen a physical therapist yet, you should. Here are some reasons why: Early Physical Therapy leads

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Reduce Opioid Consumption and Feel Better with Physical Therapy

May 5th, 2020

Do you take opioids to manage your pain? Well, you’re not alone. Health care providers in the US write over 200 million prescriptions for opioid pain medication every year. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention has even issued guidelines about this and urged safe nondrug alternatives, such as physical therapy. And a recent study

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Unstructured Play for Child Development

May 5th, 2020

Between school closures and home offices, many children and their parents are trying to develop new schedules to manage the COVID-19 challenges. While we may miss the structure of school and extra-curricular activities, let’s celebrate the benefits of unstructured play. A 2018 report by the American Academy of Pediatrics underscores this, and lists some great

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Are Your Workouts Giving You What You Want?

April 20th, 2020

How much thought have you put into the exercises you’re going to use for your next workout? Did you choose them yourself, or did you find them on the internet or in a magazine? What’s your workout designed for? Do those goals match yours? Are you doing too many sit ups? Are the exercises even

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Exercise and Your Mood

April 17th, 2020

Exercise has great benefits for your physical health – it can strengthen your muscles, improve your cardiovascular system, and reduce your risk of diseases like stroke and diabetes. But, did you know that exercise can have benefits for your mental health too? Why exercise lifts your mood Exercise causes your brain to release chemicals including

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4 Resources for Physical Activities Parents Can Do with Their Kids at Home

April 14th, 2020

COVD-19 has eliminated the question of what stay-at-home moms/dads do. Now the bigger problem comes, how do they fit in the daily physical activities their children desperately need? Many public resources such as playgrounds and parks are no longer open, so the need to get creative for home activities is in high demand. Running, jumping,

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Telehealth Physical Therapy

April 8th, 2020

ProActive Physical Therapy and Sports Rehab is excited to announce we now have a additional way to serve you through telehealth.  With the addition of telehealth, you will be able to access ProActive’s Physical Therapists and receive care in the event you aren’t able to access the clinic! We can use the telehealth tool in

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Updated Information on the coronavirus/COVID-19–We’re Open

March 24th, 2020

At ProActive Physical Therapy and Sport Rehab, the health and safety of our patients and our employees is always our top priority. Considered an essential critical workforce in managing musculoskeletal conditions by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, our locations in Sioux Center and Sheldon will remain open to serve our patients and medical community.

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