Viverant's physical therapists help clients lengthen their stride or smooth out their swing, optimizing strength, balance, and motion to reduce the risk of injury and improve the chance of victory. During the one-hour biometric sports analysis, therapists observe the athlete's body as it swings a golf club, trots on a treadmill, pitches a baseball, bikes, or eats 50 hot dogs. Fitness experts then analyze a videotaped record to identify characteristic motions that prevent the body from achieving optimal performance. Athletes dealing with pain, as well as those trying to avoid injury, learn to adjust their body's motion to avoid straining muscles or grinding joints into sweetened Pixy Stix dust and get acquainted with workouts, stretches, and equipment that can aid balance and form.
Angie Byboth wields her extensive training and certifications to add permanent makeup to faces or erase the tattoos from an impulsive youth. With a tattoo gun and topical anesthetics, Angie fashions defined brows, lined lips, and dramatic eyes while clients rest comfortably listening to music or paying their last respects to their laid-off makeup. Each tattoo treatment comes with a four- to six-week touchup, filling in spots that didn’t fully take during the first bout of tattooing. Angie is also trained in Tattoo Vanish treatments, which can remove unwanted ink from past tattoos without the pain of laser treatments. She can also outfit brows and lashes with dyes to enhance the impact of Ernest Borgnine impressions, and optional lash perm treatments can add subtext to any glance without having to learn to wink in Morse code.
Studio One Yoga & Massage's team of dedicated instructors fosters an inclusive, noncompetitive atmosphere in which students of all abilities can hone health and wellness through yoga classes and therapeutic massage work. Mirrored walls and polished hardwood floors create a serene setting for students to perform empowering Vinyasa flows, a series of continuous postures linked together with deep, cleansing breaths and balance-challenging transitions. Instructors bump the temperature to a balmy 105 degrees with 30%–40% humidity during hot-yoga sweat sessions designed to detoxify the body through sweat while simultaneously warding off confrontational snowmen. Yoga teacher, massage therapist, and Studio One owner Sarah Stormoen eases physical and emotional tension with 10 different massage modalities, including deep-tissue work, pregnancy massage, and hot-stone therapy.
For nearly a century, Children’s Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota has provided medical care for children along with clinical and surgical services. With 380 staffed beds at two campuses, the hospitals care for more than 125,700 kids each year. Their pediatric services subscribe to the most current research models and employ innovative practices to maximize the quality of care it provides.
Children’s cultivates a positive and welcoming environment for patients by providing kid-friendly diversions as well as resources for their families. Kids can take part in programming from Star Studio, the in-hospital TV channel, and parents can turn to interpreter services or parenting professionals for assistance.
Children’s will soon complete state-of-the-art renovations on both campuses, which will include private patient rooms, expanded surgery and triage centers, and an internal Ronald McDonald House. The additions will foster an open and airy atmosphere that provides comfort for patients, with designs that integrate science, art, and nature.
A major concern in sports where high-speed impact is possible, concussions pose a particular danger to young people, since their bodies and minds are still developing. In an effort to prevent concussions, youth leagues such as the Edgcumbe Hockey Association in Saint Paul have begun recommending players wear special helmets that absorb impacts and reduce the threat of sustaining a concussion from a collision. Not all families can afford this equipment, however, leaving some children unable to participate in the game. In an effort to help these kids safely take to the ice, Regions Hospital provides protective helmets to youth players who cannot afford them.
Run or Dye is making race running a little more colorful, one major city at a time. This 5K is divided up into four separate courses of varying lengths, each designated by a separate color??which also reflects the color of safe, eco-friendly powered dye the participants get splashed with. At the end of the race, they'll cross into the aptly-named Dye Zone?a polychromatic free-for-all, where fluorescent color is thrown freely from all sides, allowing runners to splash their fellow runners or get colorful revenge on their friends, family members, and any cranky art-history teachers that happen to be walking by.
Unlike some races that rank runners by time, Run or Dye only measures success in color and fun. While the safe-to-eat dyes should wash out of clothing, runners are encouraged to wear things they don't mind getting dirty, preferably in white, gray, or another neutral color to give the dyes maximum visibility.