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Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble

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Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble The Masters at Augusta National. The US Open at Pinehurst #2.  The Open Championship at the Royal Liverpool.  And now, to complete the grand slams:  The Forest Lake Area Chamber of Commerce Golf Scramble at Forest Hills Golf Club:  an annual event embodying the tradition and character […]

5 Essential Tips For People With Lower Back Pain

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5 Essential Tips For People With Lower Back Pain At some point, you’re probably going to have lower back pain.  Something like 80% of us will.  Being a physical therapist, I’m frequently asked by family and friends what they should do when their back hurts.  I tell them to come see an OSI physical therapist, […]

Meet Tomte, The New Training Assistants Up At Forest Lake

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OSI Forest Lake adopted two new training assistants a few weeks ago!  They’re called Tomte, and these little guys were hand-crafted and painted by a very nice (and talented) patient of ours!  Tomte’s are mythological creatures from Scandinavian folklore, and as legend states, Ulf and Hans’ main job is to act as guardian over our […]

FOTO Outcomes Conference In Knoxville, Tennessee

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(Left to right: Craig Johnson, Tony O’Bright, Pete Larson, Jim Hoyme, TJ McLeod) FOTO Outcomes Conference in Knoxville, Tennessee This past weekend I had the opportunity to travel with my colleagues Tony O’Bright and T.J. McLeod to Knoxville, Tennessee, for the annual FOTO Outcomes Conference.  For those who aren’t familiar with it, FOTO is a […]

Why Physical Therapy Is Like Baseball

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Why Physical Therapy Is Like Baseball I love baseball.  Ever since I was old enough to read I have been calculating batting averages, on base percentages, and tracking home runs and RBIs (or lack thereof) of my favorite team, the Minnesota Twins. Recently, statistical analysis of baseball players has taken a jump in popularity due […]

Physical Therapy Made Me Barf!

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Physical Therapy Made Me Barf! If someone ever tells you that their physical therapist made them throw up, one of two assumptions can be made – 1) their therapist is probably a little aggressive with their exercises, or 2) the patient probably has positional vertigo. So what is positional vertigo, and why would some people […]

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