Avoid Back Pain with Spring Yard Work and Gardening

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

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

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

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

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

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 […]

Blood Flow Restriction Therapy:What you NEED to Know

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 […]

The Role of Rest During Your Recovery


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 […]

Creative Ways to Stay Active When it Gets Cold Out


In a way, fitness can be seen as a seasonal practice to some. During the Spring and Summer months, it seems to be “all systems go” for most, as those in search of better health can be seen training basically everywhere, from the park to the crowded city streets. As many see it, if the […]