About Jennifer Beran, DPT

Jennifer was born and raised in Minneapolis, thus is extremely well-known for her cold hands but equally warm heart. She received her doctorate in physical therapy from Creighton 1998 (over 20years ago!) She started Premier Therapy in 2005, married the love of her life in 2009, and became a sky-dive instructor in 2014. Jennifer loves a good joke and padded tennis shoes (in case we didn’t mention, she’s ridiculously short.)


1. The Background.... One solar year (that is, the amount of time it takes our planet to accomplish one full rotation about the sun) takes roughly 365 days, 5 hours, 48 minutes, and 46 seconds. That extra five-or-so hours nobody likes to talk about are precisely why we have leap years: the 366-day years that occur every four years.   2. The rule: Leap Day happens every four years The point of leap years is to help adjust [...]

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Hugs Are Good. Pass It On.

The average length of a hug between two people is 3 seconds.  Researchers have discovered that when a hug lasts 20 seconds, there is a therapeutic effect on the body and mind.  This is because of the release of oxytocin, also known as "the love hormone." This substance has many benefits in our physical and mental health:   1. STIMULATES OXYTOCIN.    Oxytocin is a neurotransmitter that acts on the limbic system, the brain’s emotional center, promoting feelings of [...]

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