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Fillmore County has a new physical therapist


Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Lisa Stensrud opened a physical therapy office in Preston. Photo by Jade Sexton

It wasn’t until recently that Fillmore County residents were able to receive physical therapy close to home. Lisa Stensrud opened up her Preston practice in the same building with Arndt Chiropractic at the beginning of December.

Lisa Stensrud grew up in Indiana, and she showed horses as a child. She got into an accident with her horse, and the horse broke its leg badly. A friend of the family that was a physical therapist came and worked with the horse, and eventually the horse was up and running again like nothing had ever happened.

“That definitely put a spark into it,” Stensrud said of her interest in physical therapy.

She attended school at the Mayo Clinic College of Medicine in Rochester, and that’s when she met her husband. She moved to Minnesota, and now lives on a farm outside of Preston.

Stensrud knew that the area needed a physical therapist. “I wanted my own practice, but I didn’t want to step on anyone’s toes,” she said.

She walked into Arndt Chiropractic to inquire about using office space. Dustin Arndt felt it was a good opportunity for a sort of partnership between the two businesses. Stensrud said Arndt has been teaching her the business aspect of her work, and it has been working out really well.

“The community has been awesome,” said Stensrud.

There is a difference between the physical therapy that Stensrud does and the chiropractic work that Arndt does, but there are also similarities.

“We both are all about equilibrium, having everything centralized, and making sure people are pain free,” Stensrud explained. “I get more into the rehab part of it, the muscle work, strengthening, and stretching.”

Stensrud treats people with injuries, shoulder and back pain, and just overall pain issues. She also does gait training and coordination. She is working on having physical therapy on horseback at her farm one day.

“For example, I could have a child with CP and could work on balance and strengthening on horseback,” explained Stensrud. “I love working with kids!”

Stensrud also does some educational work, helping out people with lymphedema problems, and supplying them with the necessary supplies.

Working with a chiropractor has proven to be a learning experience for Stensrud. “I have learned a lot from Dr. Arndt,” she said. “We bounce .....
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Yoga as heart opener

Mon, Feb 27th, 2012
Posted in All Health & Wellness

Yoga is more than exercise. Everyone knows that exercise is an important determinant of health; we all should strive to get 150 minutes of moderately intense activity or 75 minutes of vigorous activity each week, as recommended in the 2008 Physical ..... 
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Tables for cancer

Fri, Jan 6th, 2012
Posted in Health & Wellness

The American Cancer Society's Relay for Life of Fillmore County will be hosting a Tables for Cancer event on January 22 from 12:00 noon to 2:30pm at the Christ Lutheran Church in Preston. Cost for attendance is $5 at the door, which includes a light ..... 
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Harmony bloodmobile collects 58 units

Thu, Dec 22nd, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

The blood drive held in Harmony on December 13, 2011, succeeded in collecting 58 units of blood. There were 57 donors that presented with one first-time participant. Congratulations to these 10 donors who reached the following milestones:

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New data: Affordable Care Act helps 2.5 million additional young adults get health insurance Expanded coverage from the health care law has continued to grow

Thu, Dec 15th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness



Today, the National Center for Health Statistics at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data illustrating that the Affordable Care Act continues to significantly increase the number of young adults who have health in ..... 
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Ban the Bug: Give the gift of protection from influenza for the holidays

Thu, Dec 15th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness



It's not too early to give yourself and the people around you a gift for the upcoming holidays: protection from influenza. By getting vaccinated for influenza now, you can greatly reduce your chances of getting influenza - or spreading it to ..... 
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State awards grants to build local capacity for addressing health hazards in homes

Fri, Dec 9th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

The Minnesota Department of Health has awarded grants totaling $250,000 to seven local health agencies to develop and implement programs that address health hazards frequently found in homes; hazards such as lead, radon and other indoor air pollutan ..... 
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Free cholesterol and glucose screening offered at Breakfast with Santa

Fri, Nov 25th, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness

Fillmore County Public Health (FCPH) was recently awarded a $27,000 grant from the UCare Fund. The goal of the grant is to reduce obesity-related diseases by targeting the risk factors of nutrition, physical activity, and access to preventative care ..... 
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Ban the Bug: Give the gift of protection from influenza for the holidays

Tue, Nov 22nd, 2011
Posted in Health & Wellness



Health officials say influenza vaccination needs repeating every year

It's not too early to give yourself and the people around you a gift for the upcoming holidays: protection from influenza. By getting vaccinated for influenza now, y ..... 
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