Minnesota 9th Annual Hope & Hearts Run / Memorial Walk

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Minnesota 9th Annual Hope & Hearts Run / Memorial Walk As I previously wrote about my daughter Sophia Ann was born prematurely at 23 weeks and passed away a mere 9 hours later.  In memoriam of her and all children who left us too soon. The Minnesota 9th Annual Hope & Hearts Run / Memorial walk is Saturday […]

Summer Days, To 2-A-Days

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(Above: at my Bridal Shower) Summer Days, To 2-A-Days Where did summer go? I swear, every year the summer seems to get shorter. As an ATC, summer is my favorite time to catch up on some well deserved rest after the school year. Even though my summer seemed to fly by, and yes, it did […]

5 Great Tips To Prevent Pain While Gardening

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5 Great Tips To Prevent Pain While Gardening One thing I love about summer is growing fresh fruits and vegetables in my backyard.  Unfortunately, gardening is a strenuous activity and can put a lot of stress through your joints, especially your low back. Use these 5 Great Tips to minimize your risk for injury so […]

We’ve All Heard These Wonderful Sayings & Quotes About Time…….

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We’ve All Heard These Wonderful Sayings & Quotes About Time……. TIME FLIES COUNTING THE MINUTES HOUR BY HOUR FATHER TIME TIME IS PASSING ME BY PASSING TIME TIME HEALS ALL WOUNDS TICK TOCK IF I COULD TURN BACK TIME TIME IS A GREAT TEACHER TIME IS AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER AND MY FAVORITE… “Yesterday is History, […]

Rehabbing The Stillwater Ponies…34 Years And Counting

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Sarah Sapaniski, myself, and Dr Saterbak will be back caring for the Stillwater Ponies again this fall . OSI Physical Therapy is in our 34th year of rehabbing the Stillwater Ponies. It’s a great relationship that we value immensely. We look forward to another great year supporting their teams! – Mike

Effort And Attitude

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Effort And Attitude If you haven’t followed New Richmond High School Tiger Football in recent years, now may be the time to start! It was clear not far into fall camp that the Tigers would be a great team-centered group. Coaches have continued to emphasize developing a strong core as a team. The core continues […]

There’s No Place Like Home

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There’s No Place Like Home   I had the recent pleasure of visiting the great state of Washington. I traveled there with my mother to visit my brother who I hadn’t seen in eight years. He had been living in Japan for his job with Microsoft. He returned to the US with a beautiful Japanese […]

Lower Back Pain: Understanding The Issues

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Lower Back Pain: Understanding The Issues This blog post was inspired by my colleague Brett Maxwell’s post and linked YouTube video by Dr Mike Evans. That post and video presented excellent information about low back pain (LBP), and I want to take the opportunity to build upon that. The video indicates that most LBP gets […]

How To Properly Use A Cane

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How To Properly Use A Cane There are many reasons a physical therapist would recommend the use of a cane for a patient.  Pain in the lower extremity, leg weakness, or balance deficits are the most common reasons.  Choosing a cane over a walker or crutches depends on the patient’s complaints and impairments.  A walker […]

8/2014: TPI’s News From ‘Around The Net’

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Hey Therapy Practice Leaders,   “We search the internet for the best articles so you don’t have to!”   Here’s TPI’s Top 5 Links of the Week: 1)  VALUE BASED INCENTIVES. Most Payers, Providers Shifting to Value Based Care. http://bit.ly/1jmYBuB 2)  VALUE BASED INCENTIVES.  BCBS Spends $65B – Move from FFS to Value Models http://onforb.es/1wenlLJ 3) […]

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