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Toy Tips
Pregnancy & Parenting Nov 29, 2021

Toy tips: Inspire imagination with open-ended and simple toys

With the holidays around the corner and a multitude of toys to choose from, it can be hard to find the right gifts for the little ones in your life.

Michelle Laurent, SLP, a speech language therapist at St. Francis Capable Kids Pediatric Therapy, has tips to help you inspire your little one to turn off the electronics and plug into their imagination, because imagination is where the magic of learning happens!

Post-stroke acupuncture care at St. Francis provides a multi-level healing journey
Healing & Treatments Nov 15, 2021

Post-stroke acupuncture care at St. Francis provides a multi-level healing journey

After experiencing a stroke affecting her right side in December 2019, Waconia resident Debbie Z. began her healing journey through rehabilitation and occupational therapy. To build upon her recovery efforts, she decided to add acupuncture to her care routine.

Debbie began post-stroke acupuncture visits with Kristianne Schultz, licensed acupuncturist and doctor of acupuncture and Oriental medicine practitioner at St. Francis Regional Medical Center, in early 2020. Using general acupuncture techniques and a special acupuncture technique called Xing Nao Kai Qiao, Kristianne began to treat Debbie’s symptoms once a week.

Backpack Tips
Health & Wellness Oct 21, 2021

Back to school backpack safety tips

Kids may enjoy being back on campus, but carrying books from class to class can be a pain in the back!

Learn how following a few simple backpack guidelines can help your child avoid back pain, with tips from an expert at St. Francis Capable Kids Pediatric Therapy.