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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 […]

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 […]

4 Best At Home Workout Tips You Need To Know Right Now

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Working out at home is a great way to get in some exercise!  There isn’t always time to go the gym and sometimes it is super costly to go to a specific class.  Here are my favorite ways to get in some exercise at home which are free and convenient! 1.     DoYogaWithMe.com For all you […]

11 Ergonomic Tips For Computer Use With Sit/Stand Workstations

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With increasing use of alternating Sit/Stand workstations being used in the workplace, I am frequently asked about tips for how to set up the workstation correctly.  Here you go! 11 Ergonomic Tips For Computer Use With Sit/Stand Workstations   1. Movement Working tissues of the body benefit from 1-2 minutes of active movement every 30 minutes, regardless of sitting or standing […]

What You Need To Know When Making An Appointment At OSI

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What You Need To Know When Making An Appointment At OSI Greetings! Hope you are all enjoying the warmer! I know I sure am. We recently changed our appointment scheduling process and I wanted to keep everyone updated on what to expect when they call the scheduling line. To help smooth out our appointment scheduling […]

5 Awesome Self Massage Techniques To Save You Time And Money

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5 Awesome Self Massage Techniques To Save You Time And Money   Patients often ask if receiving a massage would help with their recovery, but are often deterred by the cost of going to receive a professional massage. Fortunately, there are easy ways to self-massage at home that can save you time and money while […]

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