How Activity & Physical Therapy Can Help Osteoarthritis

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Of the many ailments that can occur to the human knee, both mundane and severe, osteoarthritis is one that some skip over when considering the most tedious and frustrating issues. As anyone who has researched the illness or experienced it themselves, it can leave a person with an overwhelming feeling of pain, swelling, and stiffness […]

What To Do If You Hyperextend An Elbow

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Certain arm injuries are more likely to happen when we overwork ourselves. Whether it happens in the gym, while playing sports, or simply during an activity in our daily grind, we don’t always pay the most attention to our body and how much we may be pushing it. The most frequent kinds of arm injuries […]

How to Crush Your Home Exercise Program or Workout Session

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When it comes to completing your home exercise program or working out in the comfort of your home, many boast that it’s the most convenient way to sneak in a workout. After all, if you’re focused and dedicated to it, you’re likely getting just as good of a workout as you’d get by going outside or […]

The Major Symptoms of Chronic Fatigue Syndrome

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Do you often find yourself feeling fatigued without much feasible reason? Follow doctor’s orders to get better but nothing seems to work? Sufferers of what is more commonly known as Chronic Fatigue Syndrome know the dilemma all too well. However, although such an illness has been given a name, there is much mystery surrounding what […]

Fun at the 1st Annual Women’s Expo!

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Somerset OSI Physical Therapist, Shari Walters, PT, OCS, participated in the 1st Annual Women’s Expo that was held at The Centre in New Richmond, WI, on May 15, 2018.  There were several vendors present from physical therapy, health and beauty products, and gardening to name a few.  Thank you to everyone that stopped at the […]

Here’s What Sitting for Long Periods Can Do to Your Health

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In the world of physical fitness and therapy, there is and has been an ongoing war against excessive sitting. A sedentary lifestyle has become the norm for many individuals both old and young. This doesn’t necessarily link directly with laziness either, as many might think. Just think how easy it is to get caught up in sitting […]

Great Gift Ideas for Health and Fitness Fanatics

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Trying to shop for someone who is into (or trying to get into) healthy living? There are some questions you should ask yourself to start, such as: What form of exercise do they like most? Are they tech savvy? What do they spend their free-time doing? Do they typically exercise indoors, outdoors or both? Do […]

How to Avoid Annoying & Inconvenient Muscle Cramping

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When muscle cramping strikes, it feels like there are few things quite as annoying as them. They flare up at inconvenient times, completely interrupting whatever we’re doing and sending us writhing in pain. Thankfully, these typically last for a brief period, but some cramping can be so severe and painful that the after-effects linger for a longer […]

7 Important Tips for Exercising in the Summer Heat

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Trying to get yourself ready for the pool or beach this summer? Let’s face it, summertime is the best time to head outside and get some exercise, but are you taking the right precautions to protect your body from the intense heat and humidity? Here are 7 very important tips to remember when you’re outside exercising […]

Why It’s Beneficial to Have Buddies That Exercise

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While it may often be the most convenient option, going alone on some tasks can prove to make them more difficult. Sometimes we think we can or even need to handle something on our own, when that may not be the best choice. Being around others who work out can help us greatly in our quest […]

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