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Is a Total Knee Replacement Right for You?

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Is a Total Knee Replacement Right for You? Total knee replacements are one of the most common orthopedic surgeries and the most commonly performed joint replacement in America. In 2011, almost 1 million total joint surgeries were performed in America and over the past decade more than double to rate from a decade ago. For […]

What You Should Bring To Your First Visit At OSI

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What You Should Bring To Your First Visit At OSI If you are like me, I like to be prepared when I go places. This means having all of the kids stuff packed, outfits laid out, shoes picked out, papers filled out…etc. Okay, I might be a little too organized (or OCD, which my family […]

The Fear of Back Pain!

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The Fear of Back Pain! The most common referral I receive is for low back pain.  One reason for this is our societies common misconceptions of what back pain is.  Please don’t misinterpret this meaning physical therapy isn’t appropriate.  However, majority of back pain episodes don’t have to leave you bedridden.  Much time for a […]

Shin Splints: Symptoms And Treatment

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Shin Splints: Symptoms And Treatment What are Shin Splints? Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome (MTSS), also known as shin splints, is inflammation 2-6 inches above the ankle, to the anterior or posterior muscles and tendons in the lower leg or adjacent soft tissue along the shin bone. (tibia) What causes MTSS? There are many reasons you […]

Tips From ‘The Prose’: Foam Rolling

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Tips from the Prose: Foam Rolling Foam rolling is something I have seen grow in great popularity over the past handful of years.  Many people and patients ask about it in regards to rolling out a painful muscle area.  Foam rolling can be used as a form of self massage or a self myofascial release […]

10 Questions Parents Should Ask Their Child’s Athletic Trainer

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As parents, you may see the same athletic trainer on the field for many of your child’s games.  But do you know who they are or why they are there?  I have compiled a list of good questions a parent should ask their child’s Athletic Trainer.   10 Questions Parents Should Ask Their Child’s Athletic […]

Should I Buy An iPad?

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Should I Buy An iPad? I was asked this question on three separate occasions this week. I have quite a bit of knowledge and experience in this area, and thought I might put something together that will help you make a decision like this. Typically, this discussion starts out with a statement like this. “Well, […]

Do I Need An X-ray? Simple Ankle And Foot Rules

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Do I Need An X-ray?  Simple Ankle And Foot Rules Ankle injuries are one of the most common injuries in sports and recreational activities.  An x-ray is useful in determining whether there is a bony injury like a fracture or broken bone.  Some simple rules (Ottawa ankle rule) can be helpful in deciding if you […]

What Is Shoulder Impingement And Could You Have It?

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What Is Shoulder Impingement And Could You Have It? Do you have pain when you reach overhead or out to the side?  If so, you might have something called shoulder impingement.  This occurs when the rotator cuff tendon (supraspinatus tendon), the bicep tendon, or the subacromial bursa in the shoulder gets pinched between the arm […]

How To Know If You Have Plantar Fasciitis?

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How To Know If You Have Plantar Fasciitis? One spring day I was down in Florida for a family vacation and I woke up and took a step down and I thought I had broken my foot the pain was so bad.  I limped around the beach for the next 3 days and continued to […]

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