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.)

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 [...]

By |2019-12-05T07:28:49-06:00December 5th, 2019|Parent Category I|Comments Off on Hugs Are Good. Pass It On.

Pain + cold weather = increased pain… WHY?

As winter is approaching and with living in Nebraska any day has the possibility of being winter, pain increases. Many people say the cold weather affects their chronic pain and intensifies it, but why? With the climate changing, air pressure changes as well, which is called barometric pressure. “When Barometric pressure drops it significantly decreases the amount of pressure placed on the body which forces the tissue to expand and put pressure surrounding the joints”. -Edward S. Rubin [...]

By |2019-11-15T08:31:20-06:00November 15th, 2019|Parent Category I|Comments Off on Pain + cold weather = increased pain… WHY?