Walk the Walk

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One of the biggest parts of curriculum in physical therapy school is gait assessment, which is essentially looking at how people walk.  The way a person walks can affect many different parts of the body, and cause pain or stiffness originating anywhere from the ankles to the low back. The Normal Stride A normal walking […]

5 Essential Tips For People With Lower Back Pain

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5 Essential Tips For People With Lower Back Pain At some point, you’re probably going to have lower back pain.  Something like 80% of us will.  Being a physical therapist, I’m frequently asked by family and friends what they should do when their back hurts.  I tell them to come see an OSI physical therapist, […]

Go With Your Gut: 3 Important Tips For Injuries On Site

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Go With Your Gut: 3 Important Tips For Injuries On Site As an Athletic Trainer, there have been plenty of times where I have had to go with a quick judgement call. A lot of the times, AT’s are the ones that are on site for injuries, and we often need to make quick decisions […]

Marquette University And Physical Therapy

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Marquette University And Physical Therapy I want to tell you about Marquette University.  Anyone who knows me knows I love Marquette.  This is an understatement as  I am a bit fanatical about it, especially during basketball season (Go Warriors!).  But beyond basketball, Marquette University gave me an exceptional college experience and a great education to […]

Making The Health Choice The Easy Choice

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Making The Health Choice The Easy Choice Health care tends to revolve around treating illness, injury, or disease.  At OSI Physical Therapy we are trying to go beyond treatment of injury or disease to include improving health with our Training Room programs and education of our patients to keep active and improve fitness beyond their […]

Announcement: Awesome Giveaway At The Training Room

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Every New Day is a Chance to Change Your Life Ever woke up in the morning wishing and hoping and wanting to make a change in your life?  Maybe it’s a commitment to increase your physical activity, maybe it’s a schedule that allows for healthy eating, maybe it’s trips to the store to purchase real […]

OSI Making Of A Champion Series: Featuring: Alyssa Podgorski

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OSI Making Of A Champion Series: Featuring: Alyssa Podgorski The next athlete in line for the Making of a Champion series is Alyssa Podgorski. Alyssa is a longtime patient of mine, as you’ll find out more below. One of my favorite things about Alyssa is her “hard-grind” attitude, and unwillingness to quit. I’ve had the […]

Wondering About Physical Therapy As A Career?

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Wondering About Physical Therapy As A Career? Come and shadow one of us! I often get questions about how I got interested in being a Physical Therapist (PT), how did I choose the school I went to (Marquette University) and what’s it really like on a day to day basis.  For any of you students […]

What Is This The Fastest Growing Sport In The U.S.?

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Lacrosse, Is This The Fastest Growing Sport In The U.S.? Lacrosse is the fastest growing sport in the United States right now.  Many Minnesota high schools are offering the sport as a school sponsored activity and more athletes are choosing to play lacrosse over other sports.  With more than half of the total players participating […]

[Video] How To Tape Hip Flexor Kinesiotape

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How To Tape Hip Flexor Kinesiotape In continuation of the Kinesiotaping series, I’ve roped in a volunteer to help with the hip flexor taping video. Kinesiotaping for the hip flexors can be a very effective tool to help reduce hip flexor pain in the athletic population. As you’ll see in the attached video, there are […]

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