You know what is really cool about her advice? It is achievable even for people like me and you! She doesn’t tell you to go to the gym 7 days a week. Or run 10 miles. Or eat nothing but pine cones every day. She gives advice that real people can follow.
I asked Natalie if she would be guest write this blog post and she agreed so most of this post is her words.
To listen to the podcast of the show (Healthy Matters show #523, January 20, 2019), including Natalie’s portion at time 22:05, click the logo here:
In this post you will find:
5 tips for staying healthy in the new year from Natalie Ikeman
I’ve been on a two month hiatus from writing but I’m back. Of course, I’ve still been filling the airwaves with medical shenanigans every Sunday morning on Healthy Matters (which you can hear at wccoradio.com at 7:30 Central Time). In fact, last Sunday was the first show of our 11th year broadcasting Hennepin Healthcare‘s brand of accessible, accurate, and hopefully lighthearted medical information. To all of you who listen to the show, THANK YOU!
We started 2019 by talking about Physical Therapy and what it can do for you and your painful and sore bodies. It turns out that Hennepin (my health system) has probably Minnesota’s most technologically-advanced Physical Therapy gym. That’s me in the zero-gravity harness which helps people with stroke, traumatic brain injury, or other injuries safely learn to walk again. The PT department also has a dizzying (pun intended) range of services.
Women’s prenatal, post-partum, and incontinence issues
Mobility issues, including canes, walkers, and wheelchairs
Pediatric physical therapy
And much more!
But more than machines and technology, the Physical Therapy department at Hennepin has awesome people. So to launch our 11th year, I invited two of them to help listeners navigate Physical Therapy (I’ll call it PT from now on). Joining me in studio were two Doctors of Physical Therapy, Beth Stegora and Kelly Rettman.
In this post, I’ll summarize a couple topics that we covered on the show, like how physical therapy can help people with rotator cuff injuries, knee injuries, and even women with incontinence. Read on for just a few words to get you thinking.