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How Do I Best Protect My Pitcher From a Tommy John Type Injury?

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How Do I Best Protect My Pitcher From a Tommy John Type Injury? 1. First begin with strengthening your shoulder blade muscles since that is the foundation of the arm. Rhomboids and middle trapezius are the most important. 2. Begin throwing slowly with 50-60 throws at 75% velocity for two weeks at three times per […]

Does Stretching Help Most Sports Injuries Recover?

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Does Stretching Help Most Sports Injuries Recover? According to Stacy Ingram PhD from the University of Minnesota, many times we are pulling on an injured, weakened tissue that is trying to heal (remodel) when we stretch a recently injured hamstring or Achilles. Given this, think through when considering injury recovery. Current research shows that we […]

The Difference Between A Sprain And A Strain

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Difference Between A Sprain And A Strain I often hear in the training room, “I sprained my hamstring.” This sentence is very confusing to me. Mostly, because you cannot sprain a muscle. The difference between a strain and a sprain is; one is an injury to ligaments and the other is an injury to muscles […]

What Can I Expect At My First Visit?

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What Can I Expect At My First Visit? Greetings! It’s Jen again. We get a lot of “ what can I expect at my first visit” (I know I appreciate knowing what is going to take place before an appointment so hopefully this will help you)questions so let me tell you what you can expect. […]

Pop Quiz: What Is An Occupational Therapist?

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Pop Quiz: What Is An Occupational Therapist? People ask me “What do you do at OSI as an Occupational therapist?“ I tell people I help people with Work Injury Management; helping injured workers bridge the gap between their course of PT/OT and return to work. “How do you do that?“ We see people who have […]

Tennis Elbow: Do Injections Really Work?

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Tennis Elbow: Do Injections Really Work? For those of you that are looking for a quick read, you got it. NO! For those of you that would like to read a little more, here’s the rest of the story. Tennis elbow is the common term for lateral epicondylalgia or lateral epicondylitis. Typically this presents as […]

Not Stopping Your Physical Therapy Too Soon

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Not Stopping Your Physical Therapy Too Soon Most physical therapists in an outpatient setting can relate to the fact that your caseload typically suffers after the New Year due to an exodus of unplanned patient discharges. Insurance deductibles and out-of-pocket expenses roll over with the start of a new year, making patients concerned about having […]

Why Do We ImPACT Concussion Test Our Athletes?

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(Image via Impacttest.com) Why Do We ImPACT Concussion Test Our Athletes? If you have a child in a contact sport or are playing a sport, I bet you have heard about Concussions. For good reason, it is such a hot topic in the world right now. People are playing sports faster, longer and harder than […]

What You Should Wear To Physical Therapy

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What You Should Wear To Physical Therapy Hey everyone, it’s Jen again. One of the questions we hear a lot of is, well what should I wear for my first visit? We always tell patients to wear something comfortable. We recommend something that you can move around in such as sweatpants, yoga pants, shorts, and […]

Is a Total Knee Replacement Right for You?

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Is a Total Knee Replacement Right for You? Total knee replacements are one of the most common orthopedic surgeries and the most commonly performed joint replacement in America. In 2011, almost 1 million total joint surgeries were performed in America and over the past decade more than double to rate from a decade ago. For […]

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