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First Aid at a “Crime Scene”

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First Aid at a “Crime Scene” Story #1 My older daughter’s 12th birthday involved a bike ride, a steering wheel imbedded into her thigh narrowly missing her femoral artery.  The road looked like what my daughter described as a “crime scene”.  There was a river of blood running down the cracks in the asphalt.  She […]

5 Most Important Exercises For Hiking Farther, Higher, and Longer

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5 Most Important Exercises For Hiking Farther, Higher, and Longer When it comes to backpacking or hiking, few things can make you more excited than getting to the top of the destination you set your sights on. If you have a goal in mind, whether it is getting to the top of Mt Rainier or […]

St. Kate’s Athlete And Former OSI Patient Aspires To Become A Physical Therapist

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(Above: Hannah Okerstrom playing soccer at St. Kates) St. Kate’s Athlete And Former OSI Patient Aspires To Become A Physical Therapist Hannah Okerstrom is an aspiring PT.  She was a 2013 graduate of Stillwater and is now attending St. Kates.  I have seen her throughout her high school athletic career (she was a varsity soccer, hockey player), for various […]

Gavin Pugh: A Fight Against The Clock!!

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We are in the business of restoring function to our patients.  Though we inherit nicknames like “physical terrorists” we are a caring community.  We treat the young and old, injuries from weekend warriors and sports, we treat and counsel families, we treat the effects of strokes and diseases.  We see patients who we grow to know.  We’ve been with them when […]

Man Donates Kidney: OSI Family Member Makes An Impact

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KMSP-TV (Original video found here at Fox Online) Kari Paulson is the wife of Chuck  Paulson, the donor in this heartwarming story!  She is our fabulous OT here at OSI in our Stillwater office.    Having known them as long as we have, this selfless act of kindness does not surprise any of us! What […]

Advocates For Injured Athletes

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Advocates For Injured Athletes If you have been following OSI on Facebook, you may have seen us mention to “follow” Advocates for Injured Athletes.  This is a non-profit organization which strives for helping keep athletes safe by providing support, education and resources to increase sports safety. Above is a video about a boy named Tommy.  […]

OSI Stories: Working For An Impact

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Working For An Impact With a career in the health care field, we hold the opportunity to directly impact our patients and clients. Great numbers of people pass through our clinic doors each day, every person with a different, personal story.  OSI Physical Therapy prides itself on extraordinary patient care, creating a welcoming and comfortable […]

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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