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Tips From ‘The Prose’: Form On The Leg Press

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Tips From ‘The Prose’: Form On The Leg Press Here’s a quick little tip from me about the leg press.  I have had a few patients this week alone that when I have them use the leg press, they are surprised when I cue them to push through the ball and heel of their foot. […]

Tips From ‘The Prose: Swimmers And Shoulder Blade Strength

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Tips From ‘The Prose: Swimmers And Shoulder Blade Strength I don’t know what it is about swimmers, but without fail, every one that I have ever seen has such a weakness with their shoulder blade muscles.  Actually, there are a bunch of possible reasons for this weakness and I think a big one is that […]

Tips From ‘The Prose’: Did You Know You Can Refer Yourself To Physical Therapy?

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Did You Know You Can Refer Yourself To Physical Therapy? Did you know in the State of Minnesota you can refer yourself to Physical Therapy without a doctor’s order?  Depending on your insurance (and I always recommend people call to verify this), you can order yourself to PT for whatever ails you.  PT can help […]

Part 2: Music To Run To At 170-180 Beats Per Minute

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Part 2: Music To Run To At 170-180 Beats Per Minute So my first blog about cadence and running song suggestions went over well enough that I have put together a more extensive playlist of songs that will get you running about 30 minutes (about a 5k).  I have the song choices  set for between […]

OSI And Our Physical Therapy Students

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OSI And Our Physical Therapy Students One of my positions at OSI Physical Therapy besides being a Physical Therapist is the position of Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE).  This position gives me the pleasure of working with the students who come to OSI during their clinical rotations.  Once a PT student has finished with […]

Did You Know You Can Get Custom Orthotics From A PT?

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Did You Know You Can Get Custom Orthotics From A PT? Did you know there are PT’s at OSI who can custom make orthotics for you?  What is an orthotic?  What does it do for you? Sometimes people have foot pain related to the shape of their foot (a common example of an area of […]

Tips From ‘The Prose’: Did You Know We Offer Video Analysis?

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Did You Know We Offer Video Analysis? Did you know that OSI has a number of PT’s who are trained in video analysis for running, throwing, golf and biking?  What is video analysis?  This is when the PT videos a person, for example, running on a treadmill from a variety of angles.  The PT then […]

Should A Kid Specialize In Only One Sport?

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Should A Kid Specialize In Only One Sport? This is one PT’s opinion on kids specializing in one sport. It seems to be the norm these days in regards to kids and sports that kids start in one sport early in life (kindergarten), practice and play that sport year round, and continue to focus on that […]

Tips From ‘The Prose’: The Importance of Wearing Protective Gear

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The Importance of Wearing Protective Gear I work with a really great lady named Jess, who last summer was getting up before work and roller blading.  I admire her ambition as some mornings I feel like it takes all my efforts to make sure my children have their teeth brushed before I rush out the […]

Tips from ‘The Prose’: What To Do About Shin Splints

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Tips from The Prose: What To Do About Shin Splints Ever have pain in the front of your shin after walking or running?  Do those muscles on the front of your shin feel tender to the touch?  Chances are you could be suffering from shin splints – a common overuse injury.  There are a number of reasons someone […]

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