Getting the Most Out of Your End-of-Year Health Benefits

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No longer is the time of low deductible health plans. Over the last couple of decades, the trend has gone away from the fixed co-pay, low deductible plans, to increased out of pocket expenses and high deductibles, which have placed a heavy burden on the consumer, i.e. you. While there are now programs such as […]

Where Do You Want To Go?

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When we can get back outside….forget the beach; I’d rather be walking up a mountain! If there is one thing I am truly excited for (after the world gets back to our closest normal), it will be traveling out west to Colorado. Although I’ve only been three times in my thirty years, and I consider […]

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 […]

Avoid Back Pain with Spring Yard Work and Gardening

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I hope that everyone is staying healthy during this unprecedented time with the Covid-19 pandemic restrictions that are in place to manage the spread of the virus. It is getting to be that time of year when we are all anxious to get outside and clean up our yards and gardens and put out our […]

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 […]

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