Managing Stress: My Body Does What When Stressed?

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Managing Stress: My Body Does What When Stressed? Ok- so we can’t always control the stress in our lives but we can try control what our body does in reaction to stress.  Stress doesn’t always have to be a bad thing either.  We can have excitement stress like when we are getting ready for a […]

Lower Back Pain Treatment

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Lower Back Pain Treatment Lower back pain is one of the most common injuries experienced.  There are numerous causes and treatments; so what’s causing your pain. Some of the most common causes for lower back pain are: Injury or overuse which could include muscular injuries or bone injuries to the vertebrae Pressure from conditions such […]

Physical Therapist Florida Roadtrip 2014 – Pt 1

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Florida Roadtrip 2014 – A Physical Therapist Hits The Road This morning started at 6:30am. At least, that’s when we hit the road. Technically, I was up at 5:00. Not how I would normally choose to start a vacation, but I’m heading out on a 9 day road trip with my wife to Naples, Florida. […]

Once A Patient, Always A Patient

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Once A Patient, Always A Patient On my first day of employment at OSI Physical Therapy I was in terrible pain! I didn’t have an accident or a sports injury. I don’t DO sports or anything remotely dangerous. Apparently I can get hurt just by getting out of bed in the morning! ‪Really, I woke up  & couldn’t move my […]

Ankle Sprain? We Treat That

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Ankle Sprain? We Treat That Did you know that hands on manual physical therapy can help speed your recovery from an ankle sprain? A recent research article in the Journal of Orthopaedic and Sports Physical Therapy (JOSPT) indicates that manual physical therapy combined with exercises is superior to exercises alone.  The article is “Manual Physical […]

The Long Term Dancer

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The Long Term Dancer There’s a time in your life when you meet someone who is absolutely a standout. This happened to me when I met Ali Seymour. I first met Ali in 2011 when she contacted me about a long term career shadow opportunity through Park High School in Cottage Grove. The course was […]

Dynamic Stretches For Runners

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(Above: Running Tips, Dynamic Stretches for Runners – #2 Butt kicks) Dynamic Stretches For Runners When most people think of stretching, I think many people think back to phy ed class, sitting on the floor, reaching towards their toes or pulling their heel back towards their butt, hold the stretches for some length of time. […]

Importance Of Cycle Training In The Winter Months To Prepare For Great Outdoors

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Importance Of Cycle Training In The Winter Months To Prepare For Great Outdoors Millions of people enjoy cycling worldwide.  It is one of the easiest activities for people of all fitness levels and body types to perform to make a change regarding their overall health.  Many cyclists love the flexibility that a indoor stationary bike […]

How I RTP for Concussions

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How I RTP for Concussions Earlier I did a blog on concussions. It was a broad post about all aspect of concussions, but didn’t go in depth in any one area. I thought that I would give a detailed post about how I do the return to play protocol for my athletes at Henry Sibley. […]

Tips From ‘The Prose’: How To Make A Homemade Ice Pack

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Homemade Ice Pack I’ve written several blog posts about a variety of things, but thought the readers might like something a bit different. In case you are ever in a situation where you need an ice pack, but don’t have access to a store to buy one or a bag of frozen vegetables, here’s an […]

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