Pay It Forward

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Pay It Forward It’s December, it’s the season of giving. I wanted to talk about random acts of kindness/paying it forward. And, it doesn’t always require “giving” anything.  Little stuff like going out of your way to hold a door open for someone – which, being the mother of 2 toddlers is VERY much appreciated, […]

Forest Lake Jr Hockey Team

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Forest Lake Jr Hockey Team The Forest Lake Jr Hockey team known as the Lakers have taken Forest Lake by storm.  Ok, so I have gone to more hockey games this year than I have in the past 20.  And I think I should go to all of them as they have won all the games I […]

Why Do We ImPACT Concussion Test Our Athletes?

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(Image via Impacttest.com) Why Do We ImPACT Concussion Test Our Athletes? If you have a child in a contact sport or are playing a sport, I bet you have heard about Concussions. For good reason, it is such a hot topic in the world right now. People are playing sports faster, longer and harder than […]

Pre-Op PT Reduces Total Cost Of Care Of Total Knee Replacement

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Pre-Op PT Reduces Total Cost Of Care Of Total Knee Replacement I have recently seen an increase in total knee replacement patients within the past month.  Many of the difficulties with the increasing knee replacements are how quickly they are now discharged from hospital facilities, often within 3 days.  In my experiences patients are getting to outpatient […]

What Is A Sports Hernia?

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What Is A Sports Hernia? Although a sports hernia is not a common pathology, we have been hearing more about these injuries in the news with professional athletes.  I recently completed a hip course where this topic was discussed and since a sport hernia is one of the least understood pathologies in athletes, I  decided […]

FOTO Champion Of The Month At OSI: Tricia (Mans) Imker

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FOTO Champion Of The Month At OSI: Tricia (Mans) Imker Tricia (Mans) Imker at the West St. Paul Clinic of OSI has great overall patient outcomes! 91% of her patients are getting expected or higher than expected functional outcomes. This means on average her patients are achieving their goals in very few visits. According to […]

What You Should Wear To Physical Therapy

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What You Should Wear To Physical Therapy Hey everyone, it’s Jen again. One of the questions we hear a lot of is, well what should I wear for my first visit? We always tell patients to wear something comfortable. We recommend something that you can move around in such as sweatpants, yoga pants, shorts, and […]

Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association Fall Conference – Concussion Update

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Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association Fall Conference – Concussion Update On Oct. 23-24, 2014, many physical therapists across the state of Wisconsin attended the physical therapy fall conference held in Madison, WI. It was a great conference where classes were offered in a variety of content including ACL injuries, orthopedic injuries in pediatric patients, hip arthroscopy, […]

The Leadership Edge Program: Update #3

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The Leadership Edge Program: Update #3 Think about it . . . most therapy practices and their owners and leaders focus so much on patient care and productivity, which is very important – no doubt. But the practices – businesses – that will successfully move into a transforming health care world will embrace the same […]

Have a Valid Patient Start with FOTO

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Have a Valid Patient Start with FOTO Reviewing the patient report is an important step in the process of making sure the starting point at intake is a valid start for the patient. Look at the Primary Measure Score and the FOTO Mean Score on the patient report. If there is a 10-15 point difference […]

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