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Starting from when she was a little girl, Hillary’s passion has always been in living a healthy way of life through movement and eating right. She played many sports when growing up but ended up sticking with volleyball and softball through college at Concordia College in Moorhead. While at Concordia, she earned a double major in exercise science and nutrition, graduating in 2015. After moving to the cities from my long-time home of the Fargo area, she was not quite sure what her passion was until she started working as a personal trainer. She learned from brilliant personal trainers and physical therapists, which led to her discovery of corrective exercise being her passion. She has decided to finish up the classes needed to apply for physical therapy school, which she plans on doing soon! She is excited to be at Live Your Life Physical Therapy to learn as much as she can from Dr. Norman and all the physical therapist on staff!
Ariel Ruper, B.A.S.
Ariel Ruper graduated with a degree in Exercise Science at the University of Minnesota Duluth in 2020 and she is currently working toward her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. Ariel is open to working with all populations as a future DPT, but is very interested in working with the geriatric population. She enjoys hiking, reading, baking, and is currently training for her first half marathon. Ariel is very excited to work with Live Your Life and learn more about the field from Dr. Eva Norman outside of the standard class setting.
Brandon Trifiletti, B.S.
Brandon Trifiletti earned his degree in Kinesiology from Iowa State University and is currently working toward his Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. At Iowa State University, he studied abroad in Ireland, where he learned about their healthcare system and how it differs from the U.S. He enjoys watching and attending sporting events. He loves to be outside active, fishing and being around friends in his free time. Through his observation of physical therapists in various settings, he developed a passion for the profession and is eager to learn from Dr. Norman and the therapists at Live Your Life to help promote overall wellness in his community.
Meghan Hennessy earned her degree in Kinesiology Exercise Movement Science from the University of Wisconsin Madison and is currently working toward her Doctorate in Physical Therapy from the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. In my time off between college and graduate school, she lived in southern Thailand and taught English to 4-6-year-old children and had the opportunity to travel to many neighboring countries. She enjoys yoga, running and fitness classes, as well as walking outside when the weather is nice. In the future, she hopes to work in health and wellness, and is excited to have the opportunity to learn more about the field from Dr. Eva Norman.
Balance is maintained through a combination of three different body systems working together efficiently and effectively. These systems include: 1,2,3,4: (1) Vestibular “inner ear” system: provides information to the brain about motion, head position, and spatial orientation (2) Visual sys…view full article
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