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Do You Need An MRI or Physical Therapy? Find Out Here

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Don’t I need to have an MRI before you can help me in physical therapy so that you know where my low back pain is coming from? That is a common question that we as physical therapists will get when beginning treatment of a person with low back pain.  The answer to that question is […]

How Does Manual Therapy Work? (Part 3 of 3 Posts)

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How Does Manual Therapy Work? (Part 3 of 3 blogs) Manual therapy is an effective treatment for musculoskeletal conditions and is backed by research. How manual therapy works is still not fully understood. In this blog I will outline some likely mechanisms. These mechanisms can be broken down into 3 broad categories. Biomechanical Effects. Neurophysiological Effects. […]

Does Manual Therapy Really Work? (Part 2 of 3 Posts)

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Does Manual Therapy Really Work? Does Research Evidence Support The Use of Manual Therapy? (Part 2 of a series of 3 blogs) There are numerous systematic reviews, randomized controlled trails, and evidence based clinical guidelines the support the use of manual therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal (orthopedic) conditions. A general summary of these conclusions […]

What Is Manual Therapy? (Part 1 of 3 Posts)

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What Is Manual Therapy? (Part 1 of 3 posts) When people think of Physical Therapy, they often think about being prescribed exercises for stretching or strengthening to assist them in their recovery from an injury or ailment. Your physical therapist, however, can also use hands-on treatments that will augment your exercise program in order to […]

Headache Causes And Solutions

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Headache Causes And Solutions Recently OSI Physical Therapy was featured on Twin Cities Live for treatment of headaches. (Link to the TCL feature) This was an exciting opportunity to make the public aware of the potential impact that physical therapy can have on certain common types of headaches. I want to take this opportunity to […]

Lower Back Pain: Understanding The Issues

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Lower Back Pain: Understanding The Issues This blog post was inspired by my colleague Brett Maxwell’s post and linked YouTube video by Dr Mike Evans. That post and video presented excellent information about low back pain (LBP), and I want to take the opportunity to build upon that. The video indicates that most LBP gets […]

Making The Health Choice The Easy Choice

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Making The Health Choice The Easy Choice Health care tends to revolve around treating illness, injury, or disease.  At OSI Physical Therapy we are trying to go beyond treatment of injury or disease to include improving health with our Training Room programs and education of our patients to keep active and improve fitness beyond their […]

Ankle Sprain? We Treat That

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Ankle Sprain? We Treat That Did you know that hands on manual physical therapy can help speed your recovery from an ankle sprain? A recent research article in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) indicates that manual physical therapy combined with exercises is superior to exercises alone.  The article is “Manual Physical […]