Another ATC’s Point of View

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(Kassiann left and Alli right) Another ATC’s Point of View One of my favorite connections I have made from being the Henry Sibley ATC  (outside of my OSI connections) would have to be the friendship I have with the Simley ATC. In an earlier post I made, I talked about branching out and talking to other […]

Thank You And Happy Occupational Therapy Month

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(Image above via aota) I would like to send a note of appreciation to my fellow Occupational Therapists here at OSI for the wonderful things you do for the patients you serve in Hand Therapy and OccHealth including Jody Ruppert, Kari Paulson, Wendy Camp, and Sara Lumby. Happy Occupational Therapy Month! – Lisa  

7 Simple Tips On Being A Great House Guest 101

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Being A Great House Guest 101 With summer right around the corner, so are some summer vacations.  If you plan on staying with friends or family when you are on vacation, they were nice enough to let you stay at their house, make sure you are a good house guest. Here are 7 must know […]

Therapists That Treat You Like Family

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Therapists That Treat You Like Family Physical Therapist Scott Wilkins, a new father of twins boys, admits to “swaddling” his patients during treatments recently. He has also been overheard singing to and suggesting more “tummy time” to one of his patients. Scott explains, “I like to make my patients as comfy as possible so they can take a good nappy.” – Roni

Culinary Medicine Program At Tulane University

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Culinary Medicine Program At Tulane University A  new wave of culinary medicine is starting and it’s beginning at Tulane University School of Medicine in New Orleans.  This seems like a no brainer due to New Orleans great food and culture!  We all know that what we eat effects the way we feel and our health; […]

Anterior Hip Pain In Dancers & Gymnasts

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Anterior Hip Pain In Dancers & Gymnasts I see a fair amount of dancers and gymnasts in the White Bear Lake PT clinic and often the area of pain these patients complain of is  due to pain in the front of their hip.  The pain usually is one that comes on gradually, might start as […]

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, […]

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