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Low Back Pain and MRI’s: Is What You See What You Get? (Cue Dr. Strangelove)

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Low Back Pain and MRI’s: Is what you see what you get? (Cue Dr. Strangelove) I know that people who are currently in pain usually aren’t thinking about long term costs, but bear with me I’m going to make an economic argument about why you should get PT first for your low back pain and […]

A Roadmap: Great Tips For Losing Weight

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A Roadmap: Great Tips For Losing Weight   Quick Fix? As a doctor of pharmacy and certified personal trainer for The Training Room in Somerset, I get asked health-related questions all the time.  One of the most popular questions as well as requests I get is “How Do I/Help Me Lose this Weight?!” I am all about being real.  […]

UW Health Sport Specialization Study Preliminary Findings

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(Story and Video Via Channel 3000 Wisc TV News 3) UW Health Sport Specialization Study Preliminary Findings New Richmond High School has been participating in a research study regarding sports specialization and lower extremity injury conducted by Tim McGuine,PhD, ATC, and UW Health in Madison, WI. While the data collection process is a large time […]

Physical Therapy: Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Management

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The condition Spinal Muscular (Muscle) Atrophy is an autosomal recessive hereditary disease that is manifested with progressive decreased muscle tone & weakness. This weakness is greater closer to the spine than distally. Physical Therapy: Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Management Hello, I’m Dean Erie, a PT. As an Orthopedic/Neuro practicing therapist for about 30 yrs, I […]

Early Physical Therapy Important for Children with Down Syndrome (and Orthopedic conditions too!)

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Early Physical Therapy Important for Children with Down Syndrome (and Orthopedic conditions too!) The American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) has worked to educate the public on the importance of early treatment for children with Down Syndrome. Due to the low muscle tone, decreased strength, poor coordination and balance, difficulty with feeding and coordination of hand […]

OSI Volunteers at Woodbury Feed My Starving Children Event

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OSI Volunteers at Woodbury Feed My Starving Children Event Recently several OSI staff members got together to help make a difference. On any average day that would usually mean helping people get healthy, active and back to their daily activities with physical therapy. However this time it took on a whole new meaning. We gathered together […]

3 Great Tips for Posture Given to Rosebud’s Cottage

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3 Great Tips for Posture Given to Rosebud’s Cottage I recently had the pleasure of speaking to a lovely group of women at Rosebud’s Cottage in downtown White Bear Lake.  I was invited to speak to these ladies regarding posture, more specifically proper posture while crafting, quilting, or sewing.  I am sure many of you […]

Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist

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Orthopaedic Clinical Specialist Have you ever wondered what all those acronyms mean behind your therapist’s name? Well for as much schooling as therapists receive, they still continue to learn and develop through their years of practice. Being a physical or occupational therapist is a life long learning career. There are new advances in medicine, technology […]

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