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Is Running on a Treadmill Bad for Me?

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With spring in the air, most of us are thinking about getting out of the gym and back onto the trails. Thank goodness, because a treadmill causes more stress on your joints… right? According to a new study, that might not actually be the case. There are lots of myths about running. If you read […]

Identifying Waste In Healthcare Spending

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If you have been paying attention to the news and political platforms the last 10+ years, Healthcare Reform is one thing you may be familiar with. There are many moving parts to this concept, but one main aspect is how can we as a nation and health care providers cut cost? Last year the New […]

How Much School Do You Have To Go Through To Become A Physical Therapist?

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How Much School Do You Have To Go Through To Become A Physical Therapist? I have worked as a PT for 3 years now, all at OSI Physical Therapy. Throughout my time working with clients there are a few common questions that have stuck out to me. One of the main professional questions I hear […]

How Patients Benefit From Measuring Outcomes

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How Patients Benefit From Measuring Outcomes When going to a health care appointment, there is one thing many of us dread (including me): paperwork. It seems never ending… is it really necessary to know about my grandparent’s health history? The longer I work in healthcare, the more I realize how important most of this information […]

Reading and Running

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Reading and Running I try to stay as active and in shape as possible.  Running is definitely one of my favorite recreational activities to remain active.  In the heat of the summer, I find myself slowing down on miles for several reasons.  1: Being MN blood, my body accommodates to the cold much easier than […]

Running: The Pain of Re-Training

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Running: The Pain of Re-Training I consider myself a runner.  By no means am I a competitive runner, but I can recreationally run with the best of them.  Like most runners, I go through sort of an “off-season.”  There is never a time during the year where I am not running at all, but typically […]