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5 Tips To Overcome Gym-timidation

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Grunting, sweating, throwing weights: this is often what people think of when they think of going to the gym. This can lead to GYM INTIMIDATION. In my practice as a physical therapist, our goal is to not only get you back to your “normal” level of activity, but we love it when we can help […]

What Is Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)? If You’re An Athlete, Here’s What You Should Know

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A look at the evidence: The cloudiness of CTE and the long-term effects in athletes. – Michael Brown, PT, DPT, OCS, CSCS   I love football. I played full contact tackle football for 13 years, from 5th grade through college including a redshirt freshman year. I love what it did for me; it taught me […]

Opioids and Prince…What Were His (and Your) Options?

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There are of course legitimate arguments on both sides of the discussion on whether health care reform is working or not. Just last week I listened to a news radio station discussing how U.S. health care costs are rising faster than the consumer price index and the middle class is yet again getting squeezed with […]

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 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 […]

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