What is Occupational Therapy? | National OT Month

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April is National Occupational Therapy Month! So we wanted to help everyone understand what this therapy is, and how it’s different from physical therapy. The purpose of occupational therapy is to help people do the things they want and need to do on a daily basis. Whether it’s returning to a normal day at home, […]

Quick Facts About Physical Therapy School

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PT Education Requirements 4 years of undergraduate study and 3 years of graduate school Some programs offer a 3 + 3 accelerated degree Most programs have a research component Clinical rotations/Internships (varies by school) 40-46 weeks Doctorate of Physical Therapy (DPT) – All PT programs are now Doctorate programs.  Individuals are no longer able to […]

Just for Runners: How to Improve Your Cadence

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Hello all you runners out there! Whether you are a seasoned marathoner or new to the sport of running, I have one word for you that may make a big difference in how you run and reduce potential injuries – CADENCE. What is Cadence?  Cadence is how many steps you take in a minute.  It […]

Tips to Spring Clean Your Health & Boost Your Wellness

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Springtime is a great time to spring clean your health and reboot your overall wellness! Now that you’ve turned our clocks forward, it’s time to turn your focus onto your wellness and living a healthy lifestyle. No matter what is it that you want to focus on and improve, whether it’s exercising, clean eating, or […]

Meet the New Girl on Board: Kristine Ostertag, PTA

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Hello, all! My name is Kristine Ostertag, I am the new physical therapist assistant at the Maplewood location. I have officially made the trek across the river to Minnesota! I am from the small town of Spring Valley, Wisconsin and enjoy the outdoors anything from hunting, fishing, to even just taking walks with my German […]

How to Maximize Your Physical Therapy Sessions

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So you’re scheduled for physical therapy, but now what? If you’re the type of person who likes to get prepared and know what to expect, we have some tips for you. Because there are things that you can do that will help you get the most out of your physical therapy sessions. Here are the […]

Update on Returning to Sports After Having an ACL Reconstruction

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I have been a practicing Physical Therapist for 20 years in outpatient orthopedics and sports medicine and have helped rehab my share of athletes after having their ACL reconstructed.  I recently went to a continuing education course talking about updates on the topic of how to better return our athletes to their sports after having […]

7 Tips for a Healthy Lifestyle at College

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Ah, college. Arguably four of the best years of your life… but for some, it can be a time of struggle. It can be difficult finding a balance between a healthy lifestyle at college, and one where you never say no to a party or late night snack. Struggling with healthy decisions doesn’t have to […]

Advice on Preventing an ACL Tear

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Okay, we have to get something off our chest first before we begin. Preventing ACL tears (or any injury) completely is close to impossible. But, now that we’ve addressed the elephant in the room, we want to talk about some ways to help prevent an ACL tear. Your ACL is the Anterior Cruciate Ligament in […]

Stillwater OSI Partners with Valley Outreach for “Feed A Family”

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Stillwater OSI is proud to be a community partner with Valley Outreach for their “Feed A Family” campaign! We will have donation bins in our lobby for anyone to drop off any non-perishable food items at least through the end of March 2017. Our Stillwater Clinic address is: OSI Physical Therapy 1700 Tower Drive West […]

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