Henry Sibley Student Athlete Interested in Athletic Training

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(Above: Tillie on the left and Alli, AT at OSI Physical Therapy on the right) Henry Sibley Student Athlete Interested in Athletic Training Last year around graduation time, I had a sophomore (who would be a junior after summer break) come to me expressing interest in athletic training. I had worked with her for shoulder […]

To Ice Or NOT To Ice? That Is The Question!

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To Ice Or NOT To Ice? That Is The Question! I was introduced to a new concept… NO ice for injuries (new and old) or post surgery! Wait, did I just hear this correct? This is a completely foreign concept to me as both an Athletic Trainer and a Physical Therapist.  I have always told […]

IT’S SPRING!!! GET OUT AND GARDEN!

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IT’S SPRING!!! GET OUT AND GARDEN! As I write this, it’s snowing… but it is spring, right?  I guess all we can do is think spring and hope Mother Nature will follow suit.  We live in Minnesota, it is a beautiful, wonderful state and we need to embrace it – snow and all.  Soon enough, […]

CPR Certification Training

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CPR Certification Training Why is it that I get nervous for CPR re-certification every two years? Is it is the fear of messing up in front of the group when I’m demonstrating my 30 compressions and 2 breaths on the Annie victim, or maybe that I won’t remember that the important part of CPR is […]

Where In The World Is The Forest Lake OSI Located?

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  Where In The World Is The Forest Lake OSI Located?   We the team at OSI physical therapy hear this from our newly referred patients too often, even those who have lived in the community for many years! Our office has been in the same location for over 20 years at the North end of […]

What are the Benefits of a Minimalist Shoes?

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What are the Benefits of a Minimalist Shoes? With approximately 85%-90% of the running shoe market dominated by thick cushioned and high drop shoes many believe that the trend towards a minimalist shoe is ending (Thanks Runner’s World!).  But, there is an increasing body of evidence suggesting that a less cushioned and lower drop shoe […]

Which 4 Muscle Groups Should Every Female Athlete Be Training?

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Which 4 Muscle Groups Should Every Female Athlete Be Training? When I see athletes, especially female athletes, they notoriously come in with some vey specific muscle groups that are weak and undertrained.  I don’t treat my patients with a cookbook approach.  Every one is different and has specific needs, but it is amazing that such […]

The History of Lake Fest: Preparation For Fun In The Forest 2014

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The History of Lake Fest: Preparation For Fun In The Forest 2014 In 1912, a single graduate became the first person to finish his high school education in a Forest Lake school. Over the last century, thousands of students have come through Forest Lake Area Schools, many of them staying in the area and helping […]
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