You are here: Home / Archive by Category "Facts"

Common Myths vs. Facts About the Rotator Cuff

Posted by

Common Rotator Cuff Myths: “I tore my rotator cuff, I need surgery to fix it.” False: Conservative treatment including rest, ice, anti-inflammatories, gradual return to activity, stretching/strengthening can improve function and decrease pain in people who have sustained rotator cuff injuries or tears “I need an MRI to figure out what is really going on.” […]

Your Health & Beverages: Here’s What You’re Really Drinking

Posted by

We all have our favorite go-to beverages for different occasions. Maybe you enjoy a glass of orange juice in the morning with your breakfast, coffee when you get to work and a sports drink with your lunch. But, how many calories do you think are in those drinks? And how many portions are you really […]

OSI Physical Therapy:  Where Therapy is Job 1

Posted by

  Jim Hoyme, PT Co-Owner, OSI Physical Therapy   The year was 1979. 37 years ago. On the TV . . . Three’s Company. MASH. The Jefferson’s. In the theaters . . . Kramer vs Kramer.  10.  The Jerk. On the radio . . . My Sharona. We Are Family. The Gambler. Politically .  .  […]

A Torn Meniscus Does Not Mean You Need Surgery

Posted by

We live in a society where the mentality has been, “If it’s broken, fix it!”  For many orthopedic injuries, most people seek out a good surgeon to undergo surgery for whatever happens to be torn, ripped, or bulging.  Our surgical techniques and outcomes are we have these days are superb.  However, there has been a […]

The Magic Of Aquatic Therapy And How It Can Help You

Posted by

At OSI Physical Therapy, our Forest Lake, Somerset and White Bear Lake clinics offer aquatic therapy.  Aquatic therapy is simply physical therapy exercise and intervention completed in an aquatic environment (pool) with the direction of a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistance.  Aquatic therapy can be utilized to assist in the healing process and rehabilitation […]

America’s Prescription Opioid Epidemic: 7 Staggering Facts

Posted by

Recently the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), released guidelines to encourage healthcare providers to try safer alternatives like physical therapy to help manage pain.  They also released the following 7 statistics regarding the dangers of opioids abuse.   Fact#1:  Prescriptions In 2012, health care providers wrote 259 million prescriptions for opioid pain medication, […]

Low Back Pain: MRIs and CT Scans Can Be Misleading

Posted by

Low Back Pain: MRIs and CT Scans Can Be Misleading   “Back” Story: James is an active, 50 year old father with three children. He works as a carpenter, primarily focusing on home building. He loves to play basketball with his children in the driveway at his home. He plays in a basketball league every […]

[Video] Top 10 Athletic Trainer Problems

Posted by

Top 10 Athletic Trainer Problems As we wrap up March and National Athletic Training Month, we’ve recapped some of our favorite humor in the realm of athletic training. While we poke fun at these, it is some of these that make our jobs extra special. A huge shout out to all our athletes and patients, […]

How Patients Benefit From Measuring Outcomes

Posted by

How Patients Benefit From Measuring Outcomes When going to a health care appointment, there is one thing many of us dread (including me): paperwork. It seems never ending… is it really necessary to know about my grandparent’s health history? The longer I work in healthcare, the more I realize how important most of this information […]

Pre-Op PT Reduces Total Cost Of Care Of Total Knee Replacement

Posted by

Pre-Op PT Reduces Total Cost Of Care Of Total Knee Replacement I have recently seen an increase in total knee replacement patients within the past month.  Many of the difficulties with the increasing knee replacements are how quickly they are now discharged from hospital facilities, often within 3 days.  In my experiences patients are getting to outpatient […]

Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 5