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Early Physical Therapy Important for Children with Down Syndrome (and Orthopedic conditions too!)

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Early Physical Therapy Important for Children with Down Syndrome (and Orthopedic conditions too!) The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has worked to educate the public on the importance of early treatment for children with Down Syndrome. Due to the low muscle tone, decreased strength, poor coordination and balance, difficulty with feeding and coordination of hand […]

OSI Volunteers at Woodbury Feed My Starving Children Event

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OSI Volunteers at Woodbury Feed My Starving Children Event Recently several OSI staff members got together to help make a difference. On any average day that would usually mean helping people get healthy, active and back to their daily activities with physical therapy. However this time it took on a whole new meaning. We gathered together […]

3 Great Tips for Posture Given to Rosebud’s Cottage

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3 Great Tips for Posture Given to Rosebud’s Cottage I recently had the pleasure of speaking to a lovely group of women at Rosebud’s Cottage in downtown White Bear Lake.  I was invited to speak to these ladies regarding posture, more specifically proper posture while crafting, quilting, or sewing.  I am sure many of you […]

Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist

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Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist Have you ever wondered what all those acronyms mean behind your therapist’s name? Well for as much schooling as therapists receive, they still continue to learn and develop through their years of practice. Being a physical or occupational therapist is a life long learning career. There are new advances in medicine, technology […]

Nagging Injury holding you back? Access PT directly (without a Doctor’s referral) to get some quick advice

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Nagging Injury holding you back? Access PT directly (without a Doctor’s referral) to get some quick advice #GetPT1st When I am discharging a patient from physical therapy, I am frequently asked: “Hey Pete, so if I have another injury down the road, can I just call you or do I have to go through my […]

Take A Survey For A Bike Share Program In Forest Lake

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Take A Survey For A Bike Share Program In Forest Lake Hello all-   OSI is a partner in a community wide initiative to improve overall health and wellness or the Forest Lake Area.    This group is called HealthUP.  I have been on the board since it started in February 2013.  One of our […]

Meet The Team: Joe Wavra, PT and Clinic Manager

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A little bit about me: Speaking engagements at St. Catherine University’s PT program relating to sports medicine rehab, local golf clubs and courses discussing specific exercise and injury prevention and personal training companies speaking about injury prevention and differential diagnosis. How I spend my free time: Basketball, golf and downhill skiing. I also enjoy housework, […]

A Mother’s Day Gift Idea

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A Mother’s Day Gift Idea Alert for Mother’s Day. A new book was released called “American Wife” by Taya Kyle. Let me encourage you all to download or purchase it in honor of this woman. If you have read or seen the popular story, American Sniper, you will want to give this new book a […]

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