Cross Training Tips In The Winter Months

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Cross Training Tips In The Winter Months Addressing injuries with relative rest, ice, stretching and strengthening during the off season is a great way to fill your extra time during the winter when it is hard to get outside for longer runs.  Taking time to work on muscle imbalances, running mechanics, and cross training during the […]

Plantar Fasciitis: What It Is, How To Say It, And What You Can Do About It

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Plantar Fasciitis: What It Is, How To Say It, And What You Can Do About It As someone who has had trouble in the past with my feet, let me be the first to say that sore feet drain energy faster than political commercials drain our collective faith in the government. It happens quickly folks.   […]

Why We Need ATC’s

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Why We Need ATC’s As an athletic trainer working in the high school setting, there are many people I work with. Being a part of OSI’s team also allows me to work with even more professionals. When an athlete gets injured, there are a couple of people that need to be contacted. The parents are […]

Tip of the Day – Neutral Spine Sleeping

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Tip of the Day-Neutral Spine Sleeping Posture is important.  Throughout the day we should try to sit upright-pulling the shoulders slightly back, keep chin tucked back, avoid standing with excessive arching in our low back.  When it is time to catch some z’s, posture/alignment is still important.  Here are some tips to keep a neutral […]

The Medco Catalog Has Arrived

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The Medco Catalog Has Arrived It’s that time of year when all the holiday catalogs start coming out and everyone spends their time flipping through them and marking what they want. This is not the case for athletic trainers. Our “holiday” catalog arrives at the beginning of the year. It puts a smile on my […]

My West Saint Paul OSI Family

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(Holiday sweater day last year)   My West Saint Paul OSI Family I wanted to give a shout out to the WSP clinic. I am so lucky to work with a group of professionals that I truly enjoy the company of. Steve: Steve is our clinic manager at WSP. Not only is he an exceptional […]

Manage And Improve Your Symptoms By Breathing

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Manage And Improve Your Symptoms By Breathing “Nearly every physical problem is accompanied by a disturbance of breathing. But which comes first?“ -HANS WELLER, MD So whether you experience anxiety reactions, headaches, fibromyalgia, insomnia, Myofascial pain, neck, jaw or back pain that seems out of control, than your breath maybe a tool that you can […]

Was There Polar Redemption?

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(Image via MNvolleyballhub) Was There Polar Redemption? For the third year in a row North St Paul Polars will take on Roseville Raiders in the Section 4AAA Volleyball finals. Both 2012 and 2013 ended with 3-0 Roseville victory regardless of ranking going into the final game. Now after the semifinal wins over Cretin-Derham Hall and East […]

A Self Made Nutrition And Workout Program

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A Self Made Nutrition And Workout Program A parent asked me to get together a nutrition and workout program together for her daughter, to improve and better herself for her next sports season. I put a lot of work in to it, and I thought it would be cool if we posted it to the […]

Headache Causes And Solutions

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Headache Causes And Solutions Recently OSI Physical Therapy was featured on Twin Cities Live for treatment of headaches. (Link to the TCL feature) This was an exciting opportunity to make the public aware of the potential impact that physical therapy can have on certain common types of headaches. I want to take this opportunity to […]

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