November 2014: TPI’s News From ‘Around The Net’

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November 2014: TPI’s News From ‘Around The Net’ Links of the Week   Health Care Reform. Evidence Based Protocols Drive Quality Improvement The changing health care system will reward quality and efficiency.   The use of evidence-based protocols results in two major benefits: better care for patients and savings for organizations. Through better outcomes, develop proven care […]

A Suite Night For Some OSI Staff

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From left to right – myself (PT at Forest Lake), Jill (my fiance…), Brett (PT at Somerset), Hayley (AT at East Ridge HS/Lake Elmo Clinic), Tricia (PT at West St. Paul), Emily (PT at West St. Paul) A Suite Night For Some OSI Staff This past Sunday, a group of us from OSI got to do something I […]

Do Successful Teams Have Fewer Injuries???

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Do Successful Teams Have Fewer Injuries??? This is an interesting topic. I have had seasons where I have a lot of injuries among my teams and other seasons where there are very few injuries. Is there a reason for this? Is it a complete coincidence? I am the Athletic Trainer at East Ridge High School. […]

Is a Total Knee Replacement Right for You?

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Is a Total Knee Replacement Right for You? Total knee replacements are one of the most common orthopedic surgeries and the most commonly performed joint replacement in America. In 2011, almost 1 million total joint surgeries were performed in America and over the past decade more than double to rate from a decade ago. For […]

7 Health Benefits Of Yoga

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7 Health Benefits Of Yoga Is yoga right for you? The simple answer is YES!  Yoga comes in all shapes, styles, sizes, forms, skill levels, and there are modification for most things that can allow you to participate at the right level for you.  Yoga is supposed to be a personal challenge within yourself and […]

New York to Minnesota: One Year Down

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New York to Minnesota: One Year Down It has been a year since my husband and I have moved from New York to Minnesota. Although most things are the same no matter where you live there are some differences. I figured I would let you all in on the differences I have noticed over the […]

‘Choosing Wisely’: Reducing Unnecessary Tests & Procedures

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‘Choosing Wisely’: Reducing Unnecessary Tests & Procedures The American Board of Internal Medicine started a campaign called Choosing Wisely to help start conversations between doctors and patients in order to reduce unnecessary tests and procedures. The American Physical Therapy Association is one partner in this effort who has published a list of five things patients […]

Cross Training Tips In The Winter Months

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Cross Training Tips In The Winter Months Addressing injuries with relative rest, ice, stretching and strengthening during the off season is a great way to fill your extra time during the winter when it is hard to get outside for longer runs.  Taking time to work on muscle imbalances, running mechanics, and cross training during the […]

Plantar Fasciitis: What It Is, How To Say It, And What You Can Do About It

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Plantar Fasciitis: What It Is, How To Say It, And What You Can Do About It As someone who has had trouble in the past with my feet, let me be the first to say that sore feet drain energy faster than political commercials drain our collective faith in the government. It happens quickly folks.   […]

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