Getting a Concussion: Would You Recognize the Signs?

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There are so many different ways you could possibly get a concussion – sports, falls, playground injuries, and car accidents. The list goes on and on! The important thing is to be able to recognize the signs and symptoms of getting a concussion so that your brain can heal. First off, what is a concussion? […]

Alcohol During the Holidays: How to Sip Smarter

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It’s that time of year! You’re about to get swaps with a large number of holiday party invites. There are always a plethora of cookies and — you guessed it – alcohol. It can be pretty easy to get carried away drinking when you’re in a celebratory mood. How can you maintain your healthy diet […]

5 Winter Safety Tips for Seniors

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Winter is a brutal time for all of us, but it can particularly dangerous for seniors. Slippery sidewalks and cold water can lead to a wide variety of injuries and illnesses. How can you be prepared? Here are a few helpful tips to keeping your loved ones safe this season. Avoid Slipping on Ice Falls […]

Stillwater Chamber Of Commerce Hosted Ribbon Cutting At OSI Stillwater Clinic

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The Stillwater Area Chamber held a ribbon cutting ceremony at OSI in SW on 12/11/17.  About 10 chamber members were present to celebrate our many years of service to those in the valley, share  a few stories about their own experiences with OSI Physical Therapy and have a ribbon cutting by Mike Ripley, PT and […]

Want To Get More Vitamin D? Here’s How!

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Vitamin D is a pretty essential nutrient for everyone. It supports your bone health and researchers are studying how it could have additional benefits, such as fighting colds and depression. So, you can’t get enough of it! If you’re having trouble adding vitamin D to your routine, here are a few ways to give your […]

Exercise 101: A Beginners Guide to Fitness

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Physical activity is important for a healthy lifestyle and no matter what your age, your body needs exercise. Healthy activity can have many benefits: improving weight, strength, energy, mood, and even balance. It could also help prevent or possibly delay certain illnesses like heart disease, certain cancers, osteoporosis, and diabetes. It can be difficult to […]

How to Keep Active in the Winter

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When the weather turns colder, it’s tempting to trade in our workout gear for cozy fires and warm apple cider, but it’s important to keep active! Winter can be a busy time for everyone, but there are plenty of ways to squeeze in some activity during the colder months. Indulge in Wintery Activities Winter brings […]

These Exercises Can Help Prevent an ACL Tear

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ACL tears are extremely common sports injuries. There really is no secret to avoiding them. The twisting, jumping, stopping movements of the game can cause damage no matter how hard you try, but there are a few technique to help lower the risk of injury. It all begins with proper alignment. During the game: Move […]

Why a Low Fat Diet Isn’t Trouble Free

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Fat-free, low-fat, reduced-fat, or light foods diets aren’t always the answer when you’re trying to lose weight or lower your cholesterol levels. Plus, the foods might not be that appealing. So how can you eat good food, while keeping your health in check? First, let’s get the terminology down. “Fat-free” foods have less than 0.5 […]

6 Exercises To Reduce Injuries While Nordic Skiing

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Here are 6 Exercises To Reduce Injuries While Nordic Skiing. It is that beautiful time of year in the Upper Midwest when the weather turns bitter cold and the snow comes down often indefinitely. For some this means time to never leave the house, and strictly hunker down with extra blankets, but for the brave […]

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