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The Mind, the Body, and the Art of Effective Physical Therapy

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How stress impacts pain: Negative feelings, in response to pain and injury, are common in physical therapy practice. This is usually in addition to the ever increasing amount of stress that the average American is suffering, especially during this time of the COVID-19 pandemic. Studies show that chronic presence of stress hormones in the body inhibit […]

How to Properly Store Dahlia Tubers For Winter

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Even the best gardeners hesitate to plant Dahlias because they are intimidated by the process of over-wintering the tubers that are left in the fall.  It’s easier than you think with a few simple steps, a couple pieces of equipment you probably have on hand, and a little extra effort! STEP ONE: After the first […]

How to Exercise at Home: and Why It’s So Important

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How to Exercise at Home: It is so Important During this Time We all know that exercise is vital for our mental and physical health. During this time of COVID-19 outbreak and Stay at Home Order, exercise may be even more important. This is because exercise can combat feelings of depression and anxiety during this […]

Working From Home: Ergonomic Tips for Setting Up Your Home Office

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What a whirlwind of change over the past few weeks! Since many office-based workers now have the ability and/or requirement to “Work from Home” I thought I would pass on some helpful ergonomic opportunities to improve your new or existing workplace comfort from your remote office location. Consider setting up a laptop docking station that […]

What You Need to Know Regarding Telehealth and OSI

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First and foremost, we hope that you and your families are safe and healthy! OSI cares deeply about all of our patients and we would like to announce an exciting new means of delivering care for our patients. As of April 6th, we will be offering telehealth services to our patients, both current and new! […]

Reducing Your Fall Risk

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Falls are on the rise this time of year with icy winter conditions, leading to fractures, hospitalizations, and sometimes even death. Some people think, “it won’t happen to me,” but the truth is, over 1 out of 4 Americans 65 years or older will suffer a fall every year. Other people have such a high […]

Physical Therapy and Cervical Traction: Effective Treatment for Cervical Radiculopathy

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Cervical radiculopathy is a neck condition where the nerve roots leaving the spinal cord at the neck level are compressed and the signals to and from the spinal cord are decreased. This can be a cause of neck and arm pain and sometimes causes weakness, numbness, tingling, and decreased reflexes in the arm. A common […]

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy:What you NEED to Know

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What is it? Short answer: a way to increase muscle size and strength without lifting heavy objects. Blood flow restriction therapy is a newer tool that is used in rehabilitation settings that utilizes a pressurized cuff to restrict blood flow in your veins. That piece of information is important, it is NOT complete occlusion of […]

Why Foam Rollers Are Often Used In Physical Therapy

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When it comes to their practice, physical therapists have a whole plethora of tools at their disposal. Ultrasound machines, therapy bands, Kinesio tape, yoga mats — you name it! Each of these play a role in a patient’s recovery in a unique way that can be tailored to each injury or situation. However, one key […]

The Role of Rest During Your Recovery

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Physical therapists are defined as “movement specialists.” As such, your therapist may stress the benefit of exercise and movement in a healthy lifestyle – and this is true. However, as important as physical activity is, rest is equally vital in recovering from an injury, a surgery, or in preventative care. There are several aspects of […]

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