Author: Saul Helgeson

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Saul Helgeson, DPT, PT, Cert-DN. Saul specializes in treating a variety of patient populations including simple to complex spinal care, vestibular and concussion rehabilitation, temporomandibular joint dysfunction, and neuropathic conditions. He also enjoys working with the active population from novice to very competitive athletes including triathletes for a variety of shoulder, hip, and ankle injuries. Saul utilizes an eclectic approach to patient care utilizing functional movement analysis, biomechanical joint assessment, and hands-on manual therapy techniques. He also employs instruments (Dry Needling and Graston instruments) for soft tissue restrictions, neural mobility, and tendinopathies.

Your Doctor Says You Have Osteoarthritis, But Don’t Go Under The Knife Just Yet

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  Over the last 20 years, the number of Americans seeking acupuncture treatment has continued to rise.17 While less than 1% of the U.S. population sought acupuncture treatment in the early 90’s, over 12 million Americans received acupuncture in 201018 Another intervention that uses thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin is dry needling (DN). […]

Everything You Need To Know About Neck Pain (Cervicothoracic Dysfunction)

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Many people come into our physical therapy clinic in Forest Lake (and our 8 locations as well) with a prescription written for generalized neck pain. What many patients do not know is a majority of their symptoms are a result of increased cervicothoracic stiffness (dysfunction). The cervicothoracic junction or CTJ is the region where the […]

Physical Therapists…Why We Need To Trust Our Instincts And Make The Appropriate Referrals

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Physical Therapists…Why We Need To Trust Our Instincts And Make The Appropriate Referrals I recently evaluated a patient who suffered a traumatic fall and landed on the left side of his head. Soon after he went to see a physician specializing in internal medicine. The X-ray taken was negative for fracture or other bony pathology […]

Importance Of Cycle Training In The Winter Months To Prepare For Great Outdoors

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Importance Of Cycle Training In The Winter Months To Prepare For Great Outdoors Millions of people enjoy cycling worldwide.  It is one of the easiest activities for people of all fitness levels and body types to perform to make a change regarding their overall health.  Many cyclists love the flexibility that a indoor stationary bike […]

Personal Training: Penn Cycle Indoor Training

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Personal Training: On November 7, 2013 PENN Cycle & Fitness hosted it’s “Indoor Training Kickoff and Open House.” This was an opportunity for local representatives from cycle industry companies (Shimano, CycleOps, Pearl Izumi, and Lights&Motion) and OSI Physical Therapy to display new merchandise and talk with cycle enthusiasts. Also, many participated in a FREE training […]