Top 5 Exercises To Strengthen Your Core

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In my 24 years of practice in Sports Medicine I have treated a variety of hip, knee, foot, and low back pain clients, and though the body parts may differ, the one common weakness they have is the core. When the core is weak, other muscles need to compensate which leads to poor posture, changes in […]

When Does A Sprained Ankle Require An X-Ray? Find Out Here

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As a parent of 2 young children, I have encountered the age old question of  “Do I really need to bring my kid into the doctor for this?” many times.  As our kids grow up leading active lives, they are bound to experience some bangs, bumps, bruises, twists, and sprains along the way.  Some of […]

Is Your Smartphone Causing Your Neck Pain?

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In this high tech world we are living in, we are dependent on our phones, tablets, and laptops. We don’t leave home without them.  It is a great convenience and allows us to access information in seconds, however it also puts your body in prolonged positions that stress your muscles, ligaments, and other soft tissue structures. It can also cause […]

Zach Parise Says “NO” To Back Surgery: Here’s What You Can You Learn From His Experience

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Afflicted with back pain and severe leg numbness and tingling, Zach Parise played the majority of the late winter/early spring season injured. It wasn’t until April 5th when a particular hit put him on the injured reserve. Multiple Star Tribune articles reported that Zach suffered from a herniated disk (which is a very common injury […]

Do You Need An MRI or Physical Therapy? Find Out Here

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Don’t I need to have an MRI before you can help me in physical therapy so that you know where my low back pain is coming from? That is a common question that we as physical therapists will get when beginning treatment of a person with low back pain.  The answer to that question is […]

Staff Stories: 8 Years At OSI

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It’s hard for me to believe that I’m coming up on my 8-year anniversary with OSI. When I started I was fresh out of college, about to get married and move out on my own for the first time. I had a friend that worked at the West Saint Paul office who recommended me come […]

Congratulations To A PT Student At OSI

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Good news to POST! Jonathan Taves, SPT (soon to be DPT), at the OSI Shoreview clinic found out today that he has passed his National Boards. All he has to do now is graduate Mayo School of Health Sciences Physical Therapy Doctoral Program  on May 27 & he will have completed an arduous  33 month […]

Troubles With Sports Specialization For Young Athletes

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It continues to amaze me how different athletics are now compared to when I played sports in high school.  Back in my teen years (15 years ago), I played volleyball in the fall, basketball in the winter, and softball in the summer. My summers consisted of basketball and volleyball leagues each one day/wk and a sports […]

What Keeps Us At OSI?

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People are often times amazed when they hear how many years most employees have been with OSI. It seems quite normal to me that employees stay working at OSI for 5-10-20+ years, but that is not the norm with many businesses. So that leads me to the question: What keeps us here at OSI? I […]

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