Do I Need An X-ray? Simple Rules For The Neck

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Do I Need An X-ray? Simple Rules For The Neck Across orthopedic medicine, neck pain is second only to low back pain in terms of total dollars spent.  So it is important to understand and use your healthcare dollars in the most effective way possible.  Occasionally, x-rays and MRIs are over-utilized and add to that […]

The Farmer’s Market Rocks

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The Farmer’s Market Rocks I love farmer’s markets.  While some people can get lost in Macy’s or Best Buy for hours, I can get lost in farmers markets for hours. There are so many advantages to having a local farmers market They provide an opportunity for the customer to talk directly with the farmer who […]

Tips And Advice For My Henry Sibley Seniors & For All Seniors

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Tips And Advice For My Henry Sibley Seniors & For All Seniors Saying goodbye at the end of the year is always tough. Saying goodbye to the seniors often leaves me in tears (I am a big softy). This year I say goodbye to a group of seniors that have been around for my whole […]

Do You Know What Return To Sport Testing Is?

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Return To Sport Testing Did you know there is a battery of tests PT’s put athletes through to test whether or not an athlete who is recovering from a lower extremity injury is ready to return to their sport?  It’s called a Return to Sport test (very fancy name, I know). These are evidence/research based […]

Outdoor Sports and Body Mechanics

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Outdoor Sports and Body Mechanics As physical therapists, we have conversations about posture and body mechanics all day long. Let’s face it, the last thing I want to think about when I hit the archery range is posture. I simply want to stack arrows on top of each other and try to shoot better than […]

Coordinated Care For Sports Medicine

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Coordinated Care For Sports Medicine When it comes to your health, good communication is key in helping you achieve success in your care journey.   OSI Physical Therapy, St. Croix Orthopaedics and Westfields Hospital & Clinic share a commitment to improving health in our local communities. Because New Richmond is an active health-conscious community, it makes […]

Remember This? Everything You Need to Know…..

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Everything You Need to Know….. I was reminded of the true meaning of cooperation, support and teamwork the other day when I attended my Granddaughter’s end of year concert.  It was a packed gymnasium with Parents and Grandparents beaming with pride and waving to their Kindergartners on stage. They sang several songs and then it was […]

The Reactive Sling Shot: Stepping Up Your Workout

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The Reactive Sling Shot: Stepping Up Your Workout My fiancé and I have tried to adopt a healthier lifestyle this past year, so we have been active members at our local gym. Tony has been big into the power lifts, wanting to gain strength and muscle mass. He has done a lot of different research […]

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