How to Warm-up Before Exercising Outside

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As Minnesotans, we are all too familiar with the sting of cold weather. If you’re an avid runner or skier, you probably don’t let cold temperatures stop you from maintaining your exercise routine. In fact, there are some benefits to keeping up your routine and exercising outside through winter, such as building your stamina and […]

Are You Prepared for Flu Season?

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It’s that time of year again, the seasons have officially changed and people are starting to show signs of cold and flu season symptoms. Before you know it, it seems like everyone has had or currently has the bug. The worst part about it is that it’s nearly impossible to avoid people who are sick […]

OSI Physical Therapy:  Where Therapy is Job 1

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  Jim Hoyme, PT Co-Owner, OSI Physical Therapy   The year was 1979. 37 years ago. On the TV . . . Three’s Company. MASH. The Jefferson’s. In the theaters . . . Kramer vs Kramer.  10.  The Jerk. On the radio . . . My Sharona. We Are Family. The Gambler. Politically .  .  […]

Make OSI YOUR Home

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Have you ever felt like you were just a number in the healthcare system?  Or have you ever felt that you were just Patient A with low back pain, arm pain, etc.?  Here at OSI Physical Therapy, we know what that feels like too.  That’s why we chose the profession of physical therapy and occupational […]

Why Are My Joints So Noisy?

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All too often I get the question from one of my patients; “Why does my insert any joint of the body crack when I do this?” The snap, crackle, pops of our joints; often associated with movement, can have a wide range of causes and not all of them are medical emergencies. Years of research […]

Make Physical Therapy a Part of Your Annual Exam

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It has been the recommendation of the American Medical Association that we visit our primary care provider at least annually for a review of our health, medications, and immunizations. We follow these guidelines to stay healthy and hopefully catch preventable diseases and pathology and or treat them at an early stage and learn how to […]

3 Reasons Athletes Should Attend OSI’s Weekly Sports Night

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OSI Physical Therapy offers “Sports Night” every Wednesday throughout the school year between 5:30pm – 7:30pm.  Sports Night is a time held specifically for athletes so you have access to physical therapy when you need it most!  Sports night is offered at our Stillwater and High Pointe locations.  Check out below for three reasons why […]

A Torn Meniscus Does Not Mean You Need Surgery

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We live in a society where the mentality has been, “If it’s broken, fix it!”  For many orthopedic injuries, most people seek out a good surgeon to undergo surgery for whatever happens to be torn, ripped, or bulging.  Our surgical techniques and outcomes are we have these days are superb.  However, there has been a […]

The Magic Of Aquatic Therapy And How It Can Help You

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At OSI Physical Therapy, our Forest Lake, Somerset and White Bear Lake clinics offer aquatic therapy.  Aquatic therapy is simply physical therapy exercise and intervention completed in an aquatic environment (pool) with the direction of a Physical Therapist or Physical Therapist Assistance.  Aquatic therapy can be utilized to assist in the healing process and rehabilitation […]

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 […]

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