Exercise 101: A Beginners Guide to Fitness

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Physical activity is important for a healthy lifestyle and no matter what your age, your body needs exercise. Healthy activity can have many benefits: improving weight, strength, energy, mood, and even balance. It could also help prevent or possibly delay certain illnesses like heart disease, certain cancers, osteoporosis, and diabetes. It can be difficult to […]

How to Keep Active in the Winter

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When the weather turns colder, it’s tempting to trade in our workout gear for cozy fires and warm apple cider, but it’s important to keep active! Winter can be a busy time for everyone, but there are plenty of ways to squeeze in some activity during the colder months. Indulge in Wintery Activities Winter brings […]

These Exercises Can Help Prevent an ACL Tear

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ACL tears are extremely common sports injuries. There really is no secret to avoiding them. The twisting, jumping, stopping movements of the game can cause damage no matter how hard you try, but there are a few technique to help lower the risk of injury. It all begins with proper alignment. During the game: Move […]

Why a Low Fat Diet Isn’t Trouble Free

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Fat-free, low-fat, reduced-fat, or light foods diets aren’t always the answer when you’re trying to lose weight or lower your cholesterol levels. Plus, the foods might not be that appealing. So how can you eat good food, while keeping your health in check? First, let’s get the terminology down. “Fat-free” foods have less than 0.5 […]

6 Exercises To Reduce Injuries While Nordic Skiing

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Here are 6 Exercises To Reduce Injuries While Nordic Skiing. It is that beautiful time of year in the Upper Midwest when the weather turns bitter cold and the snow comes down often indefinitely. For some this means time to never leave the house, and strictly hunker down with extra blankets, but for the brave […]

How Cold is Too Cold to be Outside?

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Colder temperatures are on their way! With the cold come a whole list of things you need to watch out for, slipping, road hazards, ice, we could go on. But you also need to be conscious of the actual temperature outside. In some areas, the temperatures can drop to unsafe conditions for people and it’s […]

OSI Physical Therapy Receives WebPT 2017 Practice of the Year Award

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On October 1st, 2017, OSI Physical Therapy was awarded Practice of The Year in Washington D.C. by WebPT. A proud moment for our OSI family! As an independently owned and operated physical therapy practice for 37 years, OSI is proud to be recognized for being innovative, customer focused, outcomes driven, cost effective, employee engaged, and […]

Ice vs. Heat: Which One Should You Use?

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It’s an age old question – Should you ice it or apply heat? Sports medicine professional have worked with injuries long enough to know what to do, but when an injury happens at home, how do you know what to do? It boils down to one sentence: “Ice is for injuries, but heat is for […]

4 Tips for Preventing Arthritis

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Over time, our bodies experience wear and tear on our joints. The cartilage provides cushioning and can act like a shock absorber that allows bones to move smoothly over one another. Arthritis causes the cartilage to break down and can lead to painful bone-on-bone movements. While arthritis is common, it’s not just because of age. […]

Dehydration Symptoms and How to Treat It

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Fall and winter are two big seasons for sports and exercise. It’s extremely important to maintain proper levels of hydration during your workout/training. Dehydration can have severe consequences. Here are the signs and symptoms to keep an eye out for: Fatigue Dizziness Headache Muscle cramps Thirst Dark colored urine Dry mouth In extreme cases, people […]

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