Why Your Operation May Not Work And Why You Should Consider Physical Therapy First

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Why Your Operation May Not Work And Why You Should Consider Physical Therapy First A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald called, Confessions of a Sydney Surgeon: Why your operation may not work, a surgeon described procedures that he used to perform, that he now knows were unnecessary. In that article he says,   […]

5 Physical Therapy Myths BUSTED!

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5 Physical Therapy Myths BUSTED! First off lets define Physical Therapy .  Merriam-Webster states Physical Therapy is: : therapy for the preservation, enhancement, or restoration of movement and physical function impaired or threatened by disability, injury, or disease that utilizes therapeutic exercise, physical modalities (as massage and electrotherapy), assistive devices, and patient education and training […]

Low Back Pain: MRIs and CT Scans Can Be Misleading

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Low Back Pain: MRIs and CT Scans Can Be Misleading   “Back” Story: James is an active, 50 year old father with three children. He works as a carpenter, primarily focusing on home building. He loves to play basketball with his children in the driveway at his home. He plays in a basketball league every […]

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 […]

Outdoor Running Season is Upon Us-Are You Ready???

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Outdoor Running Season is Upon Us-Are You Ready???   Like the geese migrating back North, the daylight lasting longer, and the grass reappearing, Spring in Minnesota signifies the return of the outdoor runner. If you’re like me, most of your running over the past few months have been spent on a treadmill like a gerbil. […]

Congratulations! OSI Physical Therapists Recognized at APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2016

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Physical Therapists Recognized at APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2016   On Feb 17-20, 2016, over 11,000 physical therapists and physical therapist assistants descended on Anaheim, California, for the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. This conference is a chance for all the specialty areas in physical therapy to come together. Classes are […]

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 […]

What You Need To Know About Total Knee Replacement

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What You Need To Know About Total Knee Replacement Total knee replacements are becoming more and more popular with our aging population and the high success rates with improved technology and surgical techniques.  People may choose to undergo a replacement to help with their pain and function after other noninvasive treatments no longer provide enough relief (physical […]

Patient Centered Musculoskeletal Health

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Patient Centered Musculoskeletal Health As a Physical Therapist and health care provider for over 26 years I have seen many changes in health care. The current push has been to increase access, improve quality, and reduce cost. How does Physical Therapy fit into this equation? PT’s have for many years been on the back end […]

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