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Are You Damaging Your Muscles Without Knowing It?

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It’s easy to think that if you go to the gym, stay active and eat right, then your muscles are probably in tip top shape, right? After all, they’re putting in effort specifically towards feeling good, so what could ever go wrong? As a matter of fact, plenty — and it may have to do […]

OSI’s Guide to Getting Your Daily Serving of Protein

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If you’ve tried any diet or weight loss plan, you’ve seen how important protein can be. Protein helps you shed some of those unwanted pounds and keeps you fuller longer. But getting your daily fill of this important nutrient is easier said than done. It’s a balance between getting the right amount of protein and […]

How to Have a Healthier Year at Work

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We’ve all been there. It’s tough to eat healthy while you’re at work. The vending machine is always calling your name and your neighbor has a giant bowl of candy just sitting there, tempting you all day long. You spend a lot of time at work so it’s worth it to invest some time in […]

How to Keep Active in the Winter

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When the weather turns colder, it’s tempting to trade in our workout gear for cozy fires and warm apple cider, but it’s important to keep active! Winter can be a busy time for everyone, but there are plenty of ways to squeeze in some activity during the colder months. Indulge in Wintery Activities Winter brings […]

These Exercises Can Help Prevent an ACL Tear

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ACL tears are extremely common sports injuries. There really is no secret to avoiding them. The twisting, jumping, stopping movements of the game can cause damage no matter how hard you try, but there are a few technique to help lower the risk of injury. It all begins with proper alignment. During the game: Move […]

Getting Outside Has Benefits for Your Mind & Body

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You may think that hiking outside is just an exercise for your physical needs. However, it is as much of an activity for your mental health as it is for your body. A nature walk, a trail hike or just spending time gardening in your backyard –– no matter how extensive, being outdoors is one […]

How to Prevent Serious Injury Playing a Contact Sport

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Playing sports is a great way to stay in shape and it teaches kids and young adults about responsibility and teamwork. Unfortunately, it also can teach us the tough lesson of having to sit out of the game due to injury. While it is impossible to completely prevent or guarantee protection against an injury, there […]

5 Things You Need to Know About Starting Physical Therapy

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Have you been told to start pt? Here are five tips on what you should know before starting physical therapy! Tip #1: If you think you need physical therapy, don’t hesitate to reach out to the physical therapists directly. Minnesota is a state of direct access, meaning you do not need a doctor referral to […]

Advice for Getting Back to Pre-Pregnancy Shape

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There is only one thing that is for certain when it comes to pregnancy and that is that no experience is the same. So when it comes to how much weight a woman gains while pregnant, it is definitely going to vary. Weight gain can be a concern for some, but it is necessary while […]

Having Knee or Ankle Pain? See a Physical Therapist First!

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In my practice as a Physical Therapist, I commonly see people with knee and ankle pains.  These pains could be due to any number of reasons, but often the pains are due to some kind of musculoskeletal issue – a sprain or a strain, poor strength or balance, or even a more chronic issue like […]

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