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4 Helpful Tips To Prepare For Physical Therapy

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Often times when you need physical therapy , life can be hectic so today I’m going to share a few quick tips to make sure that you have a good experience at physical therapy. 1. Wear appropriate clothing  While we do have some shorts and t-shirts to provide patients if needed, it’s best to arrive […]

Let’s Get Your Golf Game On Par (Oh Yes We Did)

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With summer here, it’s great to see all the outdoor activities start up. Golfing is one of those great summer sports in Minnesota.  Conditioning for this sport can be challenging through the winter, and once the opportunity to get out and swing a club arrives, we head out to the practice range or just head […]

Do You Work On A Laptop? Then You Need These 9 Must Know Ergonomic Tips

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Tip #1 Consider setting up a laptop docking station including use of a commercial laptop riser or reams of paper/telephone books on a table/desktop to allow optimal monitor height for neutral neck positioning. Keep monitor viewing distance approx. 14-20” away.   Tip #2 Attach an external keyboard and pointing/mousing device; wireless models with Bluetooth capability […]

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 […]

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