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Is Your Smartphone Causing Your Neck Pain?

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In this high tech world we are living in, we are dependent on our phones, tablets, and laptops. We don’t leave home without them.  It is a great convenience and allows us to access information in seconds, however it also puts your body in prolonged positions that stress your muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissue structures. It can also cause […]

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 […]

Troubles With Sports Specialization For Young Athletes

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It continues to amaze me how different athletics are now compared to when I played sports in high school.  Back in my teen years (15 years ago), I played volleyball in the fall, basketball in the winter, and softball in the summer. My summers consisted of basketball and volleyball leagues each one day/wk and a sports […]

Contemplating Surgery? Here’s Something You Should Read First!

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Bill H. came in because he was having knee pain from an injury while walking through a Building Store. He had previously received an MRI and a Cortisone injection in the Knee. He was thinking that the next step was surgery as his knee pain was not resolved. Coming into our OSI Shoreview clinic for Physical […]

What You Might Want To Know Before Slipping On Your Next Pair Of Flip Flops

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As a Physical Therapist in an outpatient orthopedic clinic for the past 18 years, I have seen numerous foot and ankle conditions.  A common theme for most of these problems is a result of improper foot wear.   In Minnesota we love when the weather starts to warm up after a long cold winter.   Spring cleaning […]

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. […]

What You Need To Know About Total Knee Replacement

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What You Need To Know About Total Knee Replacement Total knee replacements are becoming more and more popular with our aging population and the high success rates with improved technology and surgical techniques.  People may choose to undergo a replacement to help with their pain and function after other noninvasive treatments no longer provide enough relief (physical […]

A Roadmap: Great Tips For Losing Weight

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A Roadmap: Great Tips For Losing Weight   Quick Fix? As a doctor of pharmacy and certified personal trainer for The Training Room in Somerset, I get asked health-related questions all the time.  One of the most popular questions as well as requests I get is “How Do I/Help Me Lose this Weight?!” I am all about being real.  […]

9 Great Tips For Your Kids And Their Helmets

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After a 60 degree day in February we have spring fever at our house and the first thing my son wants to do is ride his bike. After digging the bike out of the back of the garage our next step is to make sure his helmet still fits. One of the leading causes of […]

Early Physical Therapy Important for Children with Down Syndrome (and Orthopedic conditions too!)

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Early Physical Therapy Important for Children with Down Syndrome (and Orthopedic conditions too!) The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has worked to educate the public on the importance of early treatment for children with Down Syndrome. Due to the low muscle tone, decreased strength, poor coordination and balance, difficulty with feeding and coordination of hand […]

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