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5 Things You Need to Know About Starting Physical Therapy

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Have you been told to start pt? Here are five tips on what you should know before starting physical therapy! Tip #1: If you think you need physical therapy, don’t hesitate to reach out to the physical therapists directly. Minnesota is a state of direct access, meaning you do not need a doctor referral to […]

Common Myths vs. Facts About the Rotator Cuff

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Common Rotator Cuff Myths: “I tore my rotator cuff, I need surgery to fix it.” False: Conservative treatment including rest, ice, anti-inflammatories, gradual return to activity, stretching/strengthening can improve function and decrease pain in people who have sustained rotator cuff injuries or tears “I need an MRI to figure out what is really going on.” […]

4 Tips to Avoid Lower Leg & Ankle Swelling on Airplanes

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If you recently had surgery on your hip, knee, foot or ankle and have an upcoming Spring Break trip planned, you’re probably worried about managing your leg and ankle swelling. As you know even long car rides can make this an issue, let alone walking through airports and sitting through a flight on an airplane. […]

3 Simple Ways to Minimize Sports Injury

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Want to reduce your risk of injury as an athlete? Here’s some quick advice on how to help minimize your chances of getting a sports injury! 1. To be sublime, take your time If you have a week or two break between seasons use it to rest, your body needs it. Now don’t be a […]

My Back Hurts…Now What?

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With an incidence rate of 80% (80% of people will get back pain at some point in their life) and $80 BILLION spent annually (that is slightly less than the amount we spend on foreign aid each year) in the treatment of low back pain, it is a HUGE issue. Those expenses include surgery, medication, […]

5 Tips To Overcome Gym-timidation

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Grunting, sweating, throwing weights: this is often what people think of when they think of going to the gym. This can lead to GYM INTIMIDATION. In my practice as a physical therapist, our goal is to not only get you back to your “normal” level of activity, but we love it when we can help […]

It’s Happy Trails for Another OSI Patient

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It’s Happy Trails for Another OSI Patient For over 25 years, horseback riding has been an important part of my life. Trail rides, camping trips, parades and competing at the MN State Fair on an equestrian drill team (A group of horses and riders performing choreographed maneuvers to music) have been favorite activities with my horse. […]

Neck Pain At Work? Check Out These Top 3 Ways To Reduce It

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Neck Pain At Work? Check Out These Top 3 Ways To Reduce It  It has been reported that, on average, the overall prevalence of neck pain is about 23%, with higher percentages in office jobs. Do you fall into this category? If so here are some simple but effective tips to help you manage this […]

Meet The Team: Greg Bailen

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Meet The Team: Greg Bailen Hello, My name is Greg Bailen and I have the very fortunate opportunity to start my career as a physical therapist at OSI Physical Therapy. I received my Doctorate of Physical Therapy from the Mayo School of Health Sciences, in Rochester, Minnesota, and I completed my undergraduate work in psychology […]