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Mar 15

Prevent ACL Injuries with D.A.R.T.

The number of ACL injuries is on the rise. Many factors influence non-contact ACL injuries and research has shown that these factors are more commonly found in females. Poor hamstring to quadriceps ratio, decreased muscle mass, slower muscle recruitment and improper knee to ankle alignment found in females all lead to weaker and less efficient deceleration skills. Although certain factors cannot be changed, it is extremely important to address any weaknesses and imbalances that are present. Viverant has developed D.A.R.T. (3 Dimensional Agility Reactive Training) to combat weakness and bio-mechanical inefficiencies in the athlete. D.A.R.T. appropriately prepares any athlete for the challenges of their sport. It is a biweekly, 6 week ACL injury prevention program. Is it designed and instructed by physical therapists at Viverant. Focus will be on proper form and muscle recruitment during all exercise performance. To allow the ACL to function optimally and prevent abnormal stresses through the knee it is essential that we receive help from the muscles and joints that surround it. Realizing how crucial it is that our ? 'friends (for example, the hip, thoracic spine and foot) help with our knee function, we must train the entire body. We developed this total body, three dimensional approach to allow the ACL and surrounding structures to function together optimally. This ACL program is different, as we train the athlete to be strong, successful and bio-mechanically efficient in all three planes of motion. The athletes will learn to properly decelerate their body during their sport or activity. The exercises are meant to challenge the athlete with three dimensional lower extremity, upper extremity and core movements. This three dimensional, total body approach is implemented through a progression of warm up, strength, endurance, plyometric and flexibility exercises. Incorporated throughout this program, athletes will receive specific, comprehensive deceleration and jump technique training. D.A.R.T. allows the athlete to train the entire body for the demands of any sport or activity, therefore reducing the risk for ACL injuries and improving their performance on the field or court.

*Monday & Thursday nights

*April 2, 2012 thru May 10, 2012 *6:00-7:00 PM *$240 per athlete *Space is limited to the first 10 participants Call 952.469.2101 today to reserve your spot or with any questions!

Mar 09

Introducing Sport Injury Assessments at Viverant

Is a new or nagging injury limiting your ability to compete at the level you would like? See a licensed physical therapist at Viverant for a Sports Injury Assessment. During your visit, the therapist will assess your strength, range of motion, flexibility and any muscle or movement imbalances. The severity of the injury will be determined along with a recommended course of action for ongoing care. This may include a recommendation that you follow-up with a physician for further examination or initiate ongoing physical therapy for rehabilitation. You will be educated on your injury and may also be instructed on basic stretches and exercises to help manage your current symptoms. The initial cost is $30.00 (*covers initial assessment-ongoing cost is unique by patient) Assessments are available at any of our locations (St. Louis Park, Lakeville, Vadnais Heights or Oakdale) Our experts are athletes and players so they understand your challenges. Our treatment approach is unique. We start by understanding our patients and gathering their input on specific challenges and goals. We develop an individual physical therapy plan of care program that includes detailed printouts of home exercises. We work closely with the patient to not only help them understand their plan, but ensure compliance and results. Call today to get scheduled! 952.469.2101

Feb 17

Viverant "Spring Training" Golf Classes

Join us for our 2nd year of Viverant "Spring Training golf classes! Viverant ? 'Spring Training is a combination of golf instruction and physical therapy that is personally designed to help you reach your full potential on the golf course. Each participant will receive an individual assessment from Viverant physical therapist Steve Kraushaar, DPT as well as follow up exercises and treatment. Participants will also receive a golf assessment with individualized instruction. At each class, there will be two golf professionals and one physical therapist providing hands on instruction and training. Classes begin on Tuesday, February 21 at our newly improved space in Vadanis Heights. We now have two hitting bays, a large practice space, opti shot golf simulators and V1 golf video equipment. Class times are 5:30-6:45pm or 7:00-8:15pm with a limit of six participants per class. The cost for Spring Training is $350.00. You can reserve your spot by calling Viverant at 952-835-4512. Golf Professionals: Brent Heit-Head Golf Professional at Hillcrest Golf club, Matt Garber-Head Golf Professional at Clifton Hollow Golf Course and David Branstad-Head Teaching Professional at Oak Ridge CC Viverant is located at 3200 Labore Rd, Suite 102 Vadnais Heights, MN 55110 Map

Dec 07

Viverant Junior Golf Camp is Starting Soon!

Viverant Junior Golf Camp will begin on Saturday, January 7th; this first session will be one hour and scheduled at an individual level (between 8:00 AM and 5:00 PM). It will include both physical (PT) and golf evaluations. The eight week camp sessions being Saturday, January 14th and the final camp session will be on Saturday, March 10th. To finalize a spot in the camp or for more information, please call Laura at 651-484-5369 by Friday, December 23rd!

Dec 01

Mini Survey

Please take a few minutes out of your day to complete this survey for a high school DECA class that is doing a project on Viverant and homeopathy. Thank you in advance for your participation!

Nov 10

Viverant Golf Open House

A quick reminder about the Viverant Golf Open House on Wednesday, November 16, from 5:00 PM to 8:00 PM. Stop by to see the new facility, ask questions about our new junior program, golf leagues, instruction, and new simulators. The event is at our new Vadnais Heights location - 3200 Labore Road, Suite 102. Directions are on our website under 'locations'. Own your body. Live your life.

Oct 28

Friday Laughs...

It is healthy to laugh! When you laugh, you release pain relievers and endorphins and 15 facial muscles are activated. A good old fashion belly laugh can exercise your diaphragm, contract your abdominals and shoulders then leave all your muscles more relaxed! Own your body. Live your life.

Oct 24

Tummy troubles?

If you just had a baby and do not feel like your ? 'core is working well you may have a split in your stomach muscles called a diastatic recti. Proper physical therapy can teach you how to strengthen and pull those muscles back together again to help prevent future problems in your body. Own your body. Live your life.

Oct 17

Suffering from Incontinence...There are Solutions...

Do you sometimes say "uh-oh" and leak urine when you cough, laugh, sneeze, jump, or run? Strengthening of your pelvic muscles can help minimize all of these problems plus it is simple and easy! And YES, Physical Therapy can help strengthen your pelvic muscles! Own your body. Live your life.

Oct 12

Viverant Winter Golf

Don't put those golf clubs away just yet. Viverant is launching our new golf program this fall/winter, to be showcased in our Vadnais Heights location. We will be offering golf leagues, dynamic golf lessons (golf pros working with PTs to get your body working the way it can), and a junior camp to help prepare young athletes for spring golf. Learn more about our golf approach on the website, or call today and ask for Dennis, Pete, or Maurie. Own your body. Live your life.

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