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Tips From ‘The Prose’: How To Make A Homemade Ice Pack

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Homemade Ice Pack I’ve written several blog posts about a variety of things, but thought the readers might like something a bit different. In case you are ever in a situation where you need an ice pack, but don’t have access to a store to buy one or a bag of frozen vegetables, here’s an […]

What Does The AT Say?

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To conclude NATM… Athletic Trainers are a vital piece of the sports medicine team.  They are the first line of defense for injuries at the schools, help rehab athletes in a variety of settings, and are a wealth of health care knowledge from “Athletes foot to Zinc” and everything in between.  Athletic Trainers play a […]

An Officer With A Meniscus Tear Gives Criminals Short Break

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An Officer With A Meniscus Tear Gives Criminals Short Break Criminals in the South St. Paul area may have caught a short break in late 2013 when a local police officer was sidelined with a knee injury. “My dog plays rough, and when Sammy (the canine partner) caught me on the outside of the knee […]

Flat Stanley..Do You Know Him?

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Flat Stanley..Do You Know Him? Every once and awhile we get a visitor so unique to the clinic here in West St. Paul that I just have to sit back and smile a bit. That was my exact reaction when one of my favorite patients brought in a plastic grocery bag and asked me for […]

Music To Run To At 170-180 Beats Per Minute

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Music To Run To At 170-180 Beats Per Minute When I see runners, I am always talking to them about their running cadence, or how many steps per minute they take.  I wrote a blog a short time ago that talked about how to improve running cadence, but here is a short list of examples […]

Balance And LE Strengthening With Susan Anderson, Grandmother To Former Ponies Star

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Tom Linner (far right) former Stillwater High School Cross Country runner who now runs for UW LaCrosse…spending the day shadowing Mike Ripley, PT (far left).   Tom and his team mates at LaCrosse just won the Indoor Track and Field Nationals in Lincoln, Nebraska.  Congrats to the national champions!  Great guy to have with us this week. Working on […]

Athletic Training, Tricks Of The Trade

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Athletic Training, Tricks Of The Trade Some useful, some goofy, but these are what get me through the school year…HAPPY NATM!! 1) Tape Gauze wrapped in black tape for a quick way to wrap a bloody mess. I have several of these guys ready in my kit (especially for football and wrestling) so when a […]

Physical Therapy Challenge #1: Can You Do This?

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Physical Therapy Challenge #1: Can You Do This? Here’s an advanced hip exercise for you.  This is a great exercise for someone who needs advanced hip exercises that incorporates balance and strength on one leg while moving and strengthening opposite sides. Make sure the leg that you are standing on keeps the knee pointing straight […]

Physical Therapy Pushes You When You Feel Stuck

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(pictured above: Sara Lumby & Scott Wilkins…local hero’s) Physical Therapy Pushes You When You Feel Stuck Ok, the title is a bit cliche, but it still seems to pair well with the situation. Last Thursday I left OSI Physical Therapy in Stillwater at 3:00pm to drive back to St Paul. Those of us here in the Twin […]

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