3 Must Know Stretches to Help Back Pain in Pregnancy

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3 Must Know Stretches to Help Back Pain in Pregnancy Low back or SI pain in pregnancy is common. Fortunately, there are many ways to help manage this pain throughout your pregnancy.  Stretching and strengthening exercises are very effective and easy to perform throughout your day.  These are three stretches that I have been using frequently […]

Make More Friends Than Enemies

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A few seasons ago, I encouraged the manager of our athletic training department to have our athletic trainers set goals each season. Goals are to be individual and can be designed around the interests, strengths, and specialties of our athletic trainers. So for the past couple years, I’ve set season goals, most of which are […]

2015 Emergency Review in Athletics: Appropriate Care of the Spine Injured Athlete

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2015 Emergency Review in Athletics: Appropriate Care of the Spine Injured Athlete One of the highlights of attending the National Athletic Trainers Association’s (NATA) 66th Annual Symposia and AT Expo was the release of an executive summary of a new inter-association consensus statement on “Appropriate Care of the Spine Injured Athlete.” The consensus statement was released […]

Testimonial: Knee Replacement Rehabilitation at OSI Physical Therapy Shoreview, MN

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Knee Replacement Rehabilitation at OSI Physical Therapy Here’s a great video testimonial featuring patient Jim Murray at our Shoreview clinic working through knee rehabilitation after having total knee replacement surgery. Jim is a 53 year old an amateur skier and an overall incredible athlete. It’s been such a pleasure treating and working with Jim to […]

6 Common Questions About Dry Needling

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6 Common Questions About Dry Needling 1) What is it? Dry needling is a specialty offered by some physical therapists and MDs who take continuing education on use of acupuncture needles for treatment of muscles, tendons, ligaments, and around nerves.   2) Is it the same as acupuncture? Although we use acupuncture needles for the […]

Why Are My Joint Problems On One Side Of My Body?

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Why Are My Joint Problems On One Side Of My Body? As a Physical Therapist I am often asked the question, why are my problems on one side of my body? My personal response includes information on our bodies Anatomy (our body parts), Physiology (how we work) and Kinesiology (how we move). Physical Therapists are […]

8 Tips To Stay Safe Exercising Outside In The Summer

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8 Tips To Stay Safe Exercising Outside In The Summer The temperatures are climbing, that means you need to stay safe when you are exercising outside. Here are some tips to help you stay safe and cool while staying in shape this summer. Drink a lot of Water – All throughout the day AND while […]

5 Tips For Keeping Up Your Fitness Routine On Vacation

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5 Tips For Keeping Up Your Fitness Routine On Vacation Summer is a great time to spend time with family and enjoy some well-earned vacation time. Don’t let your fitness goals fall by the wayside while you travel, think of time away as a way to revamp your routine! 1) New Activities *Use travel as […]

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