Forest Lake Wrestling Dock Project

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Forest Lake Wrestling Dock Project With the ice finally off the area lakes, the Forest Lake wrestling team was hard at work this past weekend installing docks for their annual fundraiser.  Wrestlers, coaches, and parents divided into groups and worked around Forest Lake and Clear Lake.  They spent most of the day Saturday and part […]

Adventure Is Out There…Go Get It

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Adventure Is Out There Summer is almost here, I promise (knock on wood that we don’t get another blizzard), and with summer comes outdoor adventures! Hiking, camping, lake trips, outdoor running/biking, blading or boarding will be popular for us Minnesotans who have been cooped up all winter. I know patio eating, twins games, and soaking […]

Technology In Exercise

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Technology In Exercise Exercise is important, right? I mean, I tell my patients every day to do their exercises. Why is it then that is is so hard for me to want to jump on my elliptical and pedal or stride for 25 minutes or so? As I worked through these apprehensions, I realized that […]

My Health Story – What’s Yours?

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My Health Story – What’s Yours I have been trying to live a healthier lifestyle, and it’s not something I like to talk about much, but I have been struggling with losing the unwanted pounds. With my wedding coming up I decided that I needed to make some positive and healthy changes in my life, […]

Being a Clinical Instructor For Physical Therapy

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Being a Clinical Instructor For Physical Therapy Part of becoming a physical therapist is surviving a year of clinicals, most typically on the tail end of the graduate program. This experience gives the graduate student a look at what life as a physical therapist will be like. Most of these internships last between 8-12 weeks, […]

What’s In My Kit?

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What’s In My Kit? An Athletic Trainer’s kit is essential, and if you cover any games it’s bound to be by their side, from emergencies to bumps and bruises; ATC’s need to be ready for anything.  People sometimes pick up my kit and ask, “What do you possibly have in here, it’s so heavy?” While […]

OSI And Our Physical Therapy Students

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OSI And Our Physical Therapy Students One of my positions at OSI Physical Therapy besides being a Physical Therapist is the position of Center Coordinator of Clinical Education (CCCE).  This position gives me the pleasure of working with the students who come to OSI during their clinical rotations.  Once a PT student has finished with […]

Fun and Fundraising Activities at Lake Fest!

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Fun and Fundraising Activities at Lake Fest! Several businesses and organizations plan fundraising events as part of the Lake Fest activities. Each of these events offers a great opportunity for people to support a worthy cause!  Please be sure to support the fundraising events listed below that have been planned for Lake Fest 2014:   […]

[Video] How To Tape For Elbow Hyperextension

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[Video] How To Tape For Elbow Hyperextension –Elbow Hyperextension: Hyperextension happens when the elbow joint is bent backwards past it’s normal range of motion (ROM). When hyperextension happens the ligaments in the elbow become stretched out causing ROM to become painful. Below is a picture of the elbow and its supporting structures. The taping technique […]

The Coldwater Challenge

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The Coldwater Challenge I did it. I was nominated, and I fell for peer pressure. It was 36 degrees ambient temperature, with a light snow falling. Sounds like an October afternoon when I should be doing something fun like duck hunting. Nope. Instead I was standing on the banks of the mighty Lake Byllesby in […]

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