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Balance – The Key to a Healthy Life

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According to the CDC; “Treating fall injuries is very costly.  In 2015, costs for falls to Medicare alone totaled over $31 billion.  Because, the U.S. population is aging, both the number of falls and the costs to treat fall injuries are likely to rise. • Each year, millions of people 65 and older are treated […]

Tips For Rescheduling Your Appointment

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Happy Fall Everyone! Hope you are enjoying those beautiful colors thus far! I would like to touch base with you on the importance of rescheduling your appointment. We understand things come up such as emergencies, sickness, and work. If you are calling to cancel your appointment, please make sure you reschedule that appointment with us […]

5 Lower Body Exercises to Combat Knee Pain

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In general, what I see in the clinic setting is that knee pain can come on without any specific injury. Typically if you are given a few exercises to improve your range of motion, and strengthen the proper muscles at your lower legs, hips, and core muscles, you can improve the way you stand, the […]

Drop Dead Healthy: 11 Simple Tips For A Healthier Life

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Here are 11 great healthy living tips that I picked up from a book called Drop Dead Healthy. ( really there is proof for many that they work )   1) Practice Chewdaism . Hard -core chewers recommend 50 chews per mouthful . Strive for 15-20. 2) Turn off The TV . Studies show that […]

Why I Hired A Personal Trainer…And You Should Too!

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Staying healthy spiritually, mentally, physically and also nutritionally is really important as I am building into a stronger version of myself.  I practice my faith through studying with teachers.  I read and debate understandings to strengthen myself mentally. I also like to stay fit and that is where I feel it is important to have […]

4 Helpful Tips To Prepare For Physical Therapy

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Often times when you need physical therapy , life can be hectic so today I’m going to share a few quick tips to make sure that you have a good experience at physical therapy. 1. Wear appropriate clothing  While we do have some shorts and t-shirts to provide patients if needed, it’s best to arrive […]

Do You Work On A Laptop? Then You Need These 9 Must Know Ergonomic Tips

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Tip #1 Consider setting up a laptop docking station including use of a commercial laptop riser or reams of paper/telephone books on a table/desktop to allow optimal monitor height for neutral neck positioning. Keep monitor viewing distance approx. 14-20” away.   Tip #2 Attach an external keyboard and pointing/mousing device; wireless models with Bluetooth capability […]

What To Expect In Your First Visit To OSI Physical Therapy

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You’ve made your appointment with OSI, what should you do to get the most out of your first visit? Check out your therapists’ bio (OSI Staff ). You are always welcome to schedule with a specific therapist who may have similar interests or a specialty that interests you. If you’re not early, you’re late. Our […]

Top 5 Exercises To Strengthen Your Core

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In my 24 years of practice in Sports Medicine I have treated a variety of hip, knee, foot, and low back pain clients, and though the body parts may differ, the one common weakness they have is the core. When the core is weak, other muscles need to compensate which leads to poor posture, changes in […]

Zach Parise Says “NO” To Back Surgery: Here’s What You Can You Learn From His Experience

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Afflicted with back pain and severe leg numbness and tingling, Zach Parise played the majority of the late winter/early spring season injured. It wasn’t until April 5th when a particular hit put him on the injured reserve. Multiple Star Tribune articles reported that Zach suffered from a herniated disk (which is a very common injury […]

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