Author: Mike Ripley

You are here: Home / Articles Posted by Mike Ripley

Is Yoga Too Hard on My Shoulders?

Posted by

It can be! How old are you? Have you had shoulder surgery? Please consider advice from your Physical Therapist on this matter. General guideline that I use as a practicing  PT for 39 years is that if you are > 45 yr old and have had any shoulder symptoms then don’t do down dog.  It […]

Guess Who Stopped In To Visit Our Stillwater Clinic?

Posted by

Last week Pat Doar stopped into to thank me and give me one of his racing helmets. Pat is the past World of Outlaws Rookie of the year and last Friday night the legend himself won his 50th Late Model Feature Race at Cedar Lake Speedway. It has been quite. Fun challenge working to get […]

Guess Which 4x NCAA Division 1 All Around Champion Stopped By?

Posted by

Guess Which 4x NCAA Division 1 All Around Champion Stopped By? Holy cow did I have a major surprise yesterday! One of my all time favorite patients, Jenny Hansen of Somerset, came in to see me. Jenny is the only 4x NCAA Division 1 All Around Champion, and a fantastically energetic and positive individual. She […]

A Mother’s Day Gift Idea

Posted by

A Mother’s Day Gift Idea Alert for Mother’s Day. A new book was released called “American Wife” by Taya Kyle. Let me encourage you all to download or purchase it in honor of this woman. If you have read or seen the popular story, American Sniper, you will want to give this new book a […]

How Do I Best Protect My Pitcher From a Tommy John Type Injury?

Posted by

How Do I Best Protect My Pitcher From a Tommy John Type Injury? 1. First begin with strengthening your shoulder blade muscles since that is the foundation of the arm. Rhomboids and middle trapezius are the most important. 2. Begin throwing slowly with 50-60 throws at 75% velocity for two weeks at three times per […]

Does Stretching Help Most Sports Injuries Recover?

Posted by

Does Stretching Help Most Sports Injuries Recover? According to Stacy Ingram PhD from the University of Minnesota, many times we are pulling on an injured, weakened tissue that is trying to heal (remodel) when we stretch a recently injured hamstring or Achilles. Given this, think through when considering injury recovery. Current research shows that we […]

Rehabbing The Stillwater Ponies…34 Years And Counting

Posted by

Sarah Sapaniski, myself, and Dr Saterbak will be back caring for the Stillwater Ponies again this fall . OSI Physical Therapy is in our 34th year of rehabbing the Stillwater Ponies. It’s a great relationship that we value immensely. We look forward to another great year supporting their teams! – Mike

Page 1 of 2 1 2