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3 Things You Need To Know If You Have Arthritis In Your Hands

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Your hands are important in everything you do. Having arthritis, however can make using your hands more challenging. Here are a few special considerations to keep in mind when going about your daily routine: 1. It is important to perform gentle hand exercises every day to keep the joints and muscles moving/flexible. 2. Take special precautions to protect […]

We Treat You Head To Toe – Walk-Ins Welcome At Our High Pointe Clinic In Woodbury

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Have some aches and pains… why wait!   Often getting into a doctor can take sometime , but we  here at OSI Physical Therapy – High Pointe  we can get you in quick! Starting with your first contact at the front desk we all work together, our PT’S and PTA’S all work to accommodate to  your schedule. We treat a variety of conditions….from knee pain to vertigo to tennis elbow. We are all here for you to get you back […]

Everything You Need To Know About Neck Pain (Cervicothoracic Dysfunction)

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Many people come into our physical therapy clinic in Forest Lake (and our 8 locations as well) with a prescription written for generalized neck pain. What many patients do not know is a majority of their symptoms are a result of increased cervicothoracic stiffness (dysfunction). The cervicothoracic junction or CTJ is the region where the […]

Physical Therapy As Good As Surgery For Rotator Cuff Tears And Less Expensive

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Rotator cuff tears are very common in the general population, with around 10% of adults over the age of 60 having full thickness rotator cuff tears. That would be about 5.7 million Americans with full thickness tears. As a Physical Therapist, seeing clients with tears, one of the most common questions I get is “Will […]

100 Most Influential People in Health and Wellness?

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100 Most Influential People in Health and Wellness? Influence is a noun that is defined as “the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on actions, behavior, opinions”. The greatlist.com created a list of “The 100 Most Influentional People in Health and Fitness” for 2015. They […]

Identifying Waste In Healthcare Spending

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If you have been paying attention to the news and political platforms the last 10+ years, Healthcare Reform is one thing you may be familiar with. There are many moving parts to this concept, but one main aspect is how can we as a nation and health care providers cut cost? Last year the New […]

Why Your Operation May Not Work And Why You Should Consider Physical Therapy First

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Why Your Operation May Not Work And Why You Should Consider Physical Therapy First A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald called, Confessions of a Sydney Surgeon: Why your operation may not work, a surgeon described procedures that he used to perform, that he now knows were unnecessary. In that article he says,   […]

5 Physical Therapy Myths BUSTED!

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5 Physical Therapy Myths BUSTED! First off lets define Physical Therapy .  Merriam-Webster states Physical Therapy is: : therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disability, injury, or disease that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (as massage and electrotherapy), assistive devices, and patient education and training […]

Low Back Pain: MRIs and CT Scans Can Be Misleading

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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 […]

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