One of the questions that I most commonly get from patients and people in general is 'Do I use heat or ice on (injury, pain, post-surgery, etc.)?'  My answer is always: 'It depends!'.  

Here are a few medical guidelines for when to use ICE:

-When the injury is...

Happy New Year Friends!  I hope that 2018 has begun bountifully for you.  For those of us here in Iowa, it began with one word: FRIGID.  But while insanely low temps and winter weather might be here for a few more months, triathlon season will be here before we know it...

A frequently asked question that we receive in our clinic is, 'How Often Should I get a Sports Massage?'

The answer is highly variable, as it depends upon several different factors.  In order to answer that question, therapists take into consideration several items, inc...

When I am asked what I do for a living, my response is typically, 'I'm a sports massage therapist.'  The next question that I typically get is, 'What is sports massage and how is it different from regular massage?'  Have you ever wondered or inquired about the differen...

October 18, 2017

At the IMT Des Moines Marathon Scheel's Sports and Fitness Expo this past weekend in Downtown Des Moines, I had the opportunity to learn more about a local small business that is geared towards runners and athletes and is owned by another female entrepreneur, Claire Ri...

October 13, 2017

Marathon weekend is here!  

As we approach this weekend, it is exciting to be a runner in Des Moines, with the annual running of the IMT Des Moines Marathon held this Sunday, October 15th, with the start and finish line in Downtown Des Moines.  

While the marathon i...

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