OSI Total Care Program

OSI is excited to announce the launch of OSI Total Care! You can be a part of this outstanding program we will be offering to all our amazing past, present and future clients starting January 31st. OSI Total Care is a comprehensive, goal-oriented wellness program that will include individualized exercise programming, monthly 1:1 visits with […]

Meet the New Girl on Board: Kristine Ostertag, PTA


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 […]

Does Running Cause Knee Arthritis?

With the Twin Cities Marathon coming up, running is on a lot of people’s minds.  One fo the most common questions that I hear in the clinic is does running cause arthritis?   The consensus answer is a clear NO!  This fact has been boosted by a recently published study in the journal Arthritis Care […]

What To Expect In Your First Visit To OSI Physical Therapy

You’ve made your appointment with OSI, what should you do to get the most out of your first visit? Check out your therapists’ bio (OSI Staff ). You are always welcome to schedule with a specific therapist who may have similar interests or a specialty that interests you. If you’re not early, you’re late. Our […]

Staff Stories: 8 Years At OSI

It’s hard for me to believe that I’m coming up on my 8-year anniversary with OSI. When I started I was fresh out of college, about to get married and move out on my own for the first time. I had a friend that worked at the West Saint Paul office who recommended me come […]

A Great Place To Work


A Great Place To Work When my wife and I moved here from Chicago 4 years ago one of the things I valued in looking for a new employer was a place that had experienced clinicians. I was only 2 years out of graduate school at the time, and my previous employer hired many new […]

Physical Therapy As Good As Surgery For Rotator Cuff Tears And Less Expensive

Rotator cuff tears are very common in the general population, with around 10% of adults over the age of 60 having full thickness rotator cuff tears. That would be about 5.7 million Americans with full thickness tears. As a Physical Therapist, seeing clients with tears, one of the most common questions I get is “Will […]

100 Most Influential People in Health and Wellness?

100 Most Influential People in Health and Wellness? Influence is a noun that is defined as “the capacity or power of persons or things to be a compelling force on or produce effects on actions, behavior, opinions”. The greatlist.com created a list of “The 100 Most Influentional People in Health and Fitness” for 2015. They […]

Why Your Operation May Not Work And Why You Should Consider Physical Therapy First

Why Your Operation May Not Work

Why Your Operation May Not Work And Why You Should Consider Physical Therapy First A recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald called, Confessions of a Sydney Surgeon: Why your operation may not work, a surgeon described procedures that he used to perform, that he now knows were unnecessary. In that article he says,   […]

Congratulations! OSI Physical Therapists Recognized at APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2016

Physical Therapists Recognized at APTA Combined Sections Meeting 2016   On Feb 17-20, 2016, over 11,000 physical therapists and physical therapist assistants descended on Anaheim, California, for the Combined Sections Meeting of the American Physical Therapy Association. This conference is a chance for all the specialty areas in physical therapy to come together. Classes are […]