A Torn Meniscus Does Not Mean You Need Surgery

A Torn Meniscus Does Not Mean You Need Surgery

We live in a society where the mentality has been, “If it’s broken, fix it!”  For many orthopedic injuries, most people seek out a good surgeon to undergo surgery for whatever happens to be torn, ripped, or bulging.  Our surgical techniques and outcomes are we have these days are superb.  However, there has been a […]

Your Doctor Says You Have Osteoarthritis, But Don’t Go Under The Knife Just Yet

Your Doctor Says You Have Osteoarthritis, But Don't Go Under The Knife Just Yet

  Over the last 20 years, the number of Americans seeking acupuncture treatment has continued to rise.17 While less than 1% of the U.S. population sought acupuncture treatment in the early 90’s, over 12 million Americans received acupuncture in 201018 Another intervention that uses thin filiform needles to penetrate the skin is dry needling (DN). […]

Pokemon Go Players At Risk

Pokeman fever the plus and minus of it all from a business and health care point of view With more than 21 + million users daily in the US in it’s first week Pokeman Go has reportedly become the most popular US mobile game ever. One might wonder how does Pokeman play affect your health and the […]

6 Tips for Staying Healthy During Spring Planting and Yard Clean Up!

We sure have lucked out on the weather this year with an early spring. Everyone is anxious to get the yards cleaned up and things planted. We need to be smart about it though to keep ourselves from getting hurt while we are doing it. Here are some tips to help you stay healthy. #1 […]

Troubles With Sports Specialization For Young Athletes

Tips And Advice For Troubles With Sports Specialization For Young Athletes

It continues to amaze me how different athletics are now compared to when I played sports in high school.  Back in my teen years (15 years ago), I played volleyball in the fall, basketball in the winter, and softball in the summer. My summers consisted of basketball and volleyball leagues each one day/wk and a sports […]

Announcing Alive4 5K Run/Walk 2016

Being part of a community means many things to people.  To me it means getting involved and helping those members achieve their goals.  The OSI Physical Therapy clinic in Forest Lake is part of a community health initiative called Health UP.  One of the partners, Canvas Health,  is a non-profit mental health agency dedicated to offering hope, healing […]

Everything You Need To Know About Neck Pain (Cervicothoracic Dysfunction)

Many people come into our physical therapy clinic in Forest Lake (and our 8 locations as well) with a prescription written for generalized neck pain. What many patients do not know is a majority of their symptoms are a result of increased cervicothoracic stiffness (dysfunction). The cervicothoracic junction or CTJ is the region where the […]

What You Need To Know About Total Knee Replacement

What You Need To Know About Total Knee Replacement Total knee replacements are becoming more and more popular with our aging population and the high success rates with improved technology and surgical techniques.  People may choose to undergo a replacement to help with their pain and function after other noninvasive treatments no longer provide enough relief (physical […]

Tips for Injury Prevention in the New Year

It never fails over the next few months we will get people coming into our physical therapy office that have strained or injured themselves. They will have done this by starting off with their news year’s resolution of exercising more but have gone too hard, too quickly.   Typically some people give it their all when […]

A Local Sportsman Becomes Another OSI Success Story

A Local Sportsman Becomes Another OSI Success Story This is Roger 3 month’s S/P TKA  performed by our famous Dr. Palmer of SCO. We practiced transfers on his last day and came up with some creative ways to get him Way to go Roger you are such a hard worker and look how you achieved […]