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Do You Need An MRI or Physical Therapy? Find Out Here

Don’t I need to have an MRI before you can help me in physical therapy so that you know where my low back pain is coming from? That is a common question that we as physical therapists will get when beginning treatment of a person with low back pain.  The answer to that question is […]

3 Things You Need To Know If You Have Arthritis In Your Hands

Your hands are important in everything you do. Having arthritis, however can make using your hands more challenging. Here are a few special considerations to keep in mind when going about your daily routine: 1. It is important to perform gentle hand exercises every day to keep the joints and muscles moving/flexible. 2. Take special precautions to protect […]

11 Ergonomic Tips For Computer Use With Sit/Stand Workstations

With increasing use of alternating Sit/Stand workstations being used in the workplace, I am frequently asked about tips for how to set up the workstation correctly.  Here you go! 11 Ergonomic Tips For Computer Use With Sit/Stand Workstations   1. Movement Working tissues of the body benefit from 1-2 minutes of active movement every 30 minutes, regardless of sitting or standing […]

How To Use A Foam Roller To Improve Posture

How To Use A Foam Roller To Improve Posture In today’s world, too many of us spend the majority of our awake hours in a seated position. Whether we are working on the computer, answering phone calls, driving, etc, many of us spend our workdays in a flexed and seated posture.  This prolonged seated positioning […]

Testimonial: It’s Great To Receive Patient Feedback

We receive quite a bit of positive feedback from our patients and we try to share it now and then with everyone. We’re blessed to be able to touch so many people in such  positive way. Here’s a letter we received about Mike Ripley:      

How Does Manual Therapy Work? (Part 3 of 3 Posts)

How Does Manual Therapy Work? (Part 3 of 3 blogs) Manual therapy is an effective treatment for musculoskeletal conditions and is backed by research. How manual therapy works is still not fully understood. In this blog I will outline some likely mechanisms. These mechanisms can be broken down into 3 broad categories. Biomechanical Effects. Neurophysiological Effects. […]

Does Manual Therapy Really Work? (Part 2 of 3 Posts)

Does Manual Therapy Really Work? Does Research Evidence Support The Use of Manual Therapy? (Part 2 of a series of 3 blogs) There are numerous systematic reviews, randomized controlled trails, and evidence based clinical guidelines the support the use of manual therapy for the treatment of musculoskeletal (orthopedic) conditions. A general summary of these conclusions […]

What Is Manual Therapy? (Part 1 of 3 Posts)

What Is Manual Therapy? (Part 1 of 3 posts) When people think of Physical Therapy, they often think about being prescribed exercises for stretching or strengthening to assist them in their recovery from an injury or ailment. Your physical therapist, however, can also use hands-on treatments that will augment your exercise program in order to […]

Nice Patient Feedback For My Stillwater Team

Hi all… On a daily basis we receive wonderful feedback from our patients. There’s nothing more satisfying to our team at OSI than helping our patients become healthy and pain free. We want to see you get back to doing your daily activities. Below is an example of the OSI Stillwater staff hitting a home run with one […]