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Archive for April, 2010

Minnesota High School Hockey Tournament

Sunday, April 18th, 2010

High school hockey in Minnesota has a storied tradition of producing some of the best American hockey players. The teams that compete in the tournament play a maximum of 25 regular season games, then participate in the section and regional finals if they are successful. The high school games consist of three, 17 minute periods.

The boy’s hockey tournament last for four days in March, it take place at the Exel Energy Center in St. Paul, Minnesota. From 1945 – 1991 the tournament included eight teams from the entire state of Minnesota, which competed for the championship. In 1992 the format changed to a two tiered system which includes larger schools (Class AA) and smaller schools (Class A.) The state tournament attendance record book was shattered in 2004 when over 120,000 people attended the tournament. In 2006 the average attendance for the championship games exceeded 18,000.

In 1994, the Minnesota State High School League changed the process used for determining section assignments for boy’s hockey. Currently schools are divided into two groups based on the enrollment and activity classifications. What resulted from this is that the largest 64 schools complete in Class AA and all the remaining schools participate in Class A. Both classes are divided into 8 sections, the section is primarily determined by geographic location. Some schools opt to play at the Class AA level even though they are classified as Class A schools. In recent history the top four teams have been seeded to allow for more even qualifying rounds and better championship games.

Minnesota Chiropractic Schools

Sunday, April 4th, 2010

Chiropractic schools in Minnesota train chiropractors (also called chiropractic physicians) to diagnose and treat patients with muscular, nervous, and skeletal system problems, especially problems associated with the spine. Chiropractors believe that imbalance in joints or the spine can interfere with physical systems and, consequently, with normal functions. People with such problems suffer unnecessary disease and pain, and the practice of chiropractics can help.

Minnesota chiropractic schools provide training in the various forms of chiropractics for effective, low-cost, non-invasive healthcare. Students interested in the practical and philosophical approaches to healthcare will find great satisfaction in getting their education and degree, and beginning a chiropractic practice.

The chiropractic approach to health care is holistic, stressing overall health and wellness of each individual client. There are many factors that promote health, and all chiropractic schools teach the importance of taking into account exercise, diet, rest, environment, and factors of heredity to diagnose and treat patients. Students are taught natural, drug-free, non-surgical forms of treatment, as well as reliance on the body’s inherent powers to heal and rejuvenate. Students learn when to recommend changes in lifestyle, eating habits, exercise, and sleeping habits to improve the health of their patients. They also learn when and how to consult and confer with other healthcare professionals and to make referrals when appropriate.

Students in chiropractic schools in Minnesota will learn under the tutelage of experience practicing professionals to assess client needs and to provide supplemental skeletal adjustments to promote overall health. Chiropractic courses generally include science and clinical studies, and most schools provide options for certificates and Bachelor Science (BS) degrees. Graduate students may choose to further their chiropractic studies to obtain Master of Science (MS) or Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) Degrees. Chiropractic schools in Minnesota also allow students to specialize in various areas of chiropractics, such as pediatrics, orthopedics, sports injuries, neurology, diagnostic imaging, nutrition, and internal disorders.

Upon graduation, you will need professional certification to become a member of this in-demand healthcare profession. You will soon find that the excellent income potential makes for a satisfying venture into this healthcare field. Experienced and well-educated chiropractors can make incomes in excess of $100,000 a year!