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Injury Preventing Sitting Positions for Video Gamers

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Does your ultimate form of relaxation (or fun) come in the form of video games? Believe it or not, playing video games is actually linked to some health issues, especially if you are playing for long periods of time. One of the most common conditions linked to playing video games is back pain. If you […]

Fun Winter Running Events Near Duluth in 2017

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Want to test your cold weather limits and winter running skills? There are some really fun events that are happening in and around Duluth this winter. Whether you’re an avid runner, have a new year’s resolution to be more active, or want to help a good cause in 2017,  here are some great opportunities to […]

Staying Happy and Healthy Through the Holidays

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The bustling malls. The present wrapping. The festive parties. The family visits. This time of year is meant to be a time of reflection and enjoyment. But for many, they become a blur of stress and diet-breaking events. So we put together these tips to help you avoid being a Grinch, and instead stay healthy, […]

What is a Physical Therapist?

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Also commonly referred to as a PT, a physical therapist works in the healthcare industry. Physical therapists typically evaluate and treat patients with physical symptoms/conditions. As stated by the American Physical Therapy Association, a physical therapist “examines, diagnoses, and evaluates the extent of physical problems requiring physical therapy interventions, and treats patients who are suffering […]

OSI Physical Therapy:  Where Therapy is Job 1

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  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 .  .  […]

Make OSI YOUR Home

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Have you ever felt like you were just a number in the healthcare system?  Or have you ever felt that you were just Patient A with low back pain, arm pain, etc.?  Here at OSI Physical Therapy, we know what that feels like too.  That’s why we chose the profession of physical therapy and occupational […]

Make Physical Therapy a Part of Your Annual Exam

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It has been the recommendation of the American Medical Association that we visit our primary care provider at least annually for a review of our health, medications, and immunizations. We follow these guidelines to stay healthy and hopefully catch preventable diseases and pathology and or treat them at an early stage and learn how to […]

3 Reasons Athletes Should Attend OSI’s Weekly Sports Night

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OSI Physical Therapy offers “Sports Night” every Wednesday throughout the school year between 5:30pm – 7:30pm.  Sports Night is a time held specifically for athletes so you have access to physical therapy when you need it most!  Sports night is offered at our Stillwater and High Pointe locations.  Check out below for three reasons why […]

A Torn Meniscus Does Not Mean You Need Surgery

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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

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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 […]

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