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Don’t Let Your New Pain Become a Chronic Condition

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We all have had injuries in our lives, some more than others, but many of these injuries go through the normal tissue healing and remodeling process.  After time, the pain from the initial injury subsides and goes away.  Pain is a good thing when a new injury occurs because it lets us know that an […]

A Great Place To Work

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A Great Place To Work When my wife and I moved here from Chicago 4 years ago one of the things I valued in looking for a new employer was a place that had experienced clinicians. I was only 2 years out of graduate school at the time, and my previous employer hired many new […]

Outdoor Running Season is Upon Us-Are You Ready???

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Outdoor Running Season is Upon Us-Are You Ready???   Like the geese migrating back North, the daylight lasting longer, and the grass reappearing, Spring in Minnesota signifies the return of the outdoor runner. If you’re like me, most of your running over the past few months have been spent on a treadmill like a gerbil. […]

The Maplewood Team

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The Maplewood Team If you haven’t been out to the Maplewood clinic you should stop by sometime! We have a great team that not only works together well, but also enjoys each other’s company outside of work! This past Fall we went out to the Pine Tree Apple Orchard in White Bear Lake for a […]

6 Common Questions About Dry Needling

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6 Common Questions About Dry Needling 1) What is it? Dry needling is a specialty offered by some physical therapists and MDs who take continuing education on use of acupuncture needles for treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and around nerves.   2) Is it the same as acupuncture? Although we use acupuncture needles for the […]

Announcement – OSI Maplewood Location Has Moved!

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Announcement – OSI Maplewood Location Has Moved! The Maplewood Clinic recently moved from its long-held address at the Maplewood Professional Building by St John’s Hospital to a new location just 5 minutes away. We’re now located at the Maple Ridge Shopping Center, 2515 White Bear Ave, Suite A11, Maplewood, MN 55109. We’re in the corner […]

Not Stopping Your Physical Therapy Too Soon

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Not Stopping Your Physical Therapy Too Soon Most physical therapists in an outpatient setting can relate to the fact that your caseload typically suffers after the New Year due to an exodus of unplanned patient discharges. Insurance deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses roll over with the start of a new year, making patients concerned about having […]

How Smoking Can Affect Your Physical Therapy Outcomes

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How Smoking Can Affect Your Physical Therapy Outcomes  My wife and I recently got back from an amazing anniversary trip to Riviera Maya; although we loved it there, we couldn’t help but notice how many people were smoking, including those that looked relatively fit. This got me thinking about how smoking can affect a course […]

OSI Maplewood Clinic Now Offers Aquatic Physical Therapy

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OSI Maplewood Clinic Now Offers Aquatic Physical Therapy  A couple of months ago OSI Maplewood entered into a partnership with the Maplewood Community Center (MCC) to offer aquatic physical therapy (pool) services at their location.  It has turned out to be a great adjunct service offered by our location! So how do you know if aquatic […]

Are You Tough Enough?

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Are You Tough Enough? I used to run half marathons, but started to realize I didn’t enjoy “just” running as much as other people do.  Lo and behold the advent of the obstacle course!  From shorter races such as The Color Run and The Warrior Dash, to longer ones like the Tough Mudder and The […]

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