How Cold is Too Cold to be Outside?

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Colder temperatures are on their way! With the cold come a whole list of things you need to watch out for, slipping, road hazards, ice, we could go on. But you also need to be conscious of the actual temperature outside. In some areas, the temperatures can drop to unsafe conditions for people and it’s […]

OSI Physical Therapy Receives WebPT 2017 Practice of the Year Award

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On October 1st, 2017, OSI Physical Therapy was awarded Practice of The Year in Washington D.C. by WebPT. A proud moment for our OSI family! As an independently owned and operated physical therapy practice for 37 years, OSI is proud to be recognized for being innovative, customer focused, outcomes driven, cost effective, employee engaged, and […]

Ice vs. Heat: Which One Should You Use?

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It’s an age old question – Should you ice it or apply heat? Sports medicine professional have worked with injuries long enough to know what to do, but when an injury happens at home, how do you know what to do? It boils down to one sentence: “Ice is for injuries, but heat is for […]

4 Tips for Preventing Arthritis

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Over time, our bodies experience wear and tear on our joints. The cartilage provides cushioning and can act like a shock absorber that allows bones to move smoothly over one another. Arthritis causes the cartilage to break down and can lead to painful bone-on-bone movements. While arthritis is common, it’s not just because of age. […]

Dehydration Symptoms and How to Treat It

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Fall and winter are two big seasons for sports and exercise. It’s extremely important to maintain proper levels of hydration during your workout/training. Dehydration can have severe consequences. Here are the signs and symptoms to keep an eye out for: Fatigue Dizziness Headache Muscle cramps Thirst Dark colored urine Dry mouth In extreme cases, people […]

This is Why Daily Stretching is Important

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Athletes use stretching to stay on top of their game and prevent injuries, but it shouldn’t be reserved for just the professionals. Daily stretching can be helpful for everyone. Not only does it improve your flexibility over time, but it can help protect your mobility. Stretching keeps your muscles healthy and strong so your joints […]

Herniated Disc Vs. Buldging Disc: What’s the Difference?

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Back pain can be debilitating for anyone that deals with it, but it’s fairly common. Did you know that back pain is the second most common reason people take sick days (first is the common cold). Obesity and improper lifting techniques are the two most common causes of back pain. Obesity rates have doubled since […]

Safe Sports School Award

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An athlete goes down on the field and doesn’t get up. There are no medical personnel on-site to evaluate the athlete and determine the best course of action, the coaches and refs start to panic and a hush comes over the crowd as people watch the injured athlete rolling on the ground in obvious pain. […]

7 Tips for Having Healthier Eating Habits

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Eating health is not simple task. It can take time to develop good eating habits that help you maintain a healthy lifestyle. Here are some tips that will help you stay on track or even get on track to healthier eating. Tip #1: Make a grocery list Before you head to the grocery store, lay […]

Holistic Activities to Help Treat Fibromyalgia

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Fibromyalgia is a chronic condition that causes pain throughout the entire body. It can also cause stiffness, sleep problems, fatigue, depression and anxiety too. There is no cure yet for fibromyalgia, but there are ways to help relieve the pain it causes. Exercise is essential to relieving the pain. A strength training and aerobic exercise […]

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