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Why Does My Teen’s Neck Hurt? 4 Ways To Prevent Longterm Pain And Disability From Text Neck

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Kids these days with their cell phones…Snapchatting, Twittering, and Instagramming their free time away! About 90% of teenagers have a cell phone now, and on average each one spends 24 hours per day (at least) staring at their screens. So…what’s the consequence? Well, aside from decreased attention spans, increased agitation/irritability, and even increased depressive symptoms […]

Nagging Injury holding you back? Access PT directly (without a Doctor’s referral) to get some quick advice

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Nagging Injury holding you back? Access PT directly (without a Doctor’s referral) to get some quick advice #GetPT1st When I am discharging a patient from physical therapy, I am frequently asked: “Hey Pete, so if I have another injury down the road, can I just call you or do I have to go through my […]

3 Things You’re Neglecting At The Gym That May Catch Up To You Someday

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As I was working out today, I became acutely aware of the fact that we live in an irrational society. The gym happens to be a particularly great place for a physical therapist like me to become in tune to such facts because as a PT, it is my job to observe, analyze, and correct […]

New Member Of The Team At OSI West St Paul

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New Member Of The Team At OSI West St Paul It’s with great excitement that I announce I have transferred clinics within OSI – shifting from the Forest Lake clinic to our West Saint Paul office! First and foremost, as OSI Forest Lake was my first full-time therapy job after graduating from school, I must say […]

A Suite Night For Some OSI Staff

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From left to right – myself (PT at Forest Lake), Jill (my fiance…), Brett (PT at Somerset), Hayley (AT at East Ridge HS/Lake Elmo Clinic), Tricia (PT at West St. Paul), Emily (PT at West St. Paul) A Suite Night For Some OSI Staff This past Sunday, a group of us from OSI got to do something I […]

Plantar Fasciitis: What It Is, How To Say It, And What You Can Do About It

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Plantar Fasciitis: What It Is, How To Say It, And What You Can Do About It As someone who has had trouble in the past with my feet, let me be the first to say that sore feet drain energy faster than political commercials drain our collective faith in the government. It happens quickly folks.   […]

Take The Pop Quiz On Shoulder Pain

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Take The Pop Quiz On Shoulder Pain Shoulder pain is a common problem, unfortunately.  Some estimates say up to 33% of all Doctors’ visits for musculoskeletal pain are for shoulder discomfort.  Depending on the patient, the usual options for treatment are to:   a)     Do nothing b)    Get a cortisone injection c)     See your local […]

Teddy Bridgewater and High Ankle Sprains

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Teddy Bridgewater and High Ankle Sprains  If you’re like me (a Vikings fan), you can’t help but be excited about what the future may hold for Teddy Bridgewater – He’s calm in the pocket, seems to make good reads, is an accurate passer, and, perhaps most importantly, isn’t Cristian Ponder.   He definitely had a stellar […]

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