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Guess Who Stopped In To Visit Our Stillwater Clinic?

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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?

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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

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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?

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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?

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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

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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

Physical Therapy Stillwater: Ponies Goaltender Makes Remarkable Recovery

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Physical Therapy: Stillwater Success Story When Kalley and Marah came into our life at OSI, it was quite an event. We had heard about their accident via the newspaper and on the street and were quite overwhelmed by the severity of it all. Most of us followed their status on Caring Bridge and through some […]