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OSR BLOG

Comeback Athlete: ‘Long-term Health Means Taking Care Of Yourself’

For five years, OSR Physical Therapy patient JR Ocenasek spent day after day fixing his shoulder whenever it would pop out. Due to a labral tear caused by playing baseball, his shoulder was unstable and constantly slipped. At first, his shoulder would pop out infrequently and he’d just pop it back into place. However, it […]

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The #1 Reason You Need Consistent Exercise

You’ve heard it once and you’ll probably hear it a thousand times more – consistent exercise is important to your health. But why is it and why should we have consistent training workout routines? Other than the obvious, the single biggest reason why consistent exercise and, more importantly, consistency in training has everything to do […]

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Everything You Need To Know About IT Band Syndrome

IT band syndrome is most often associated with running injuries. In fact, it’s one of the most common injuries due to running or sports that require running. Unlike a tear or fracture, IT Band syndrome often doesn’t require a long recovery time and is even preventable most of the time. It’s not an acute injury, […]

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Physical Therapy Most Effective Treatment For Frozen Shoulder

It’s a common story for many people – athletes, the physically active, those in their prime years: You have a nagging pain that just won’t go away. The pain worsens so you finally seek treatment. You try acupuncture, the chiropractor, and massage therapy. Then, after visiting the doctor, you’re trying medications like steroid injections. Finally, after […]

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Getting Pain-Free: ‘Physical Therapy Improved My Life’

Sometimes it’s not one incident resulting in pain that causes difficulties in life. Sometimes the cause of pain is the result of a buildup of issues. Even for the fittest and the physically active, pain can start appearing as if out of nowhere. This is exactly what happened to OSR Physical Therapy patient Julie Pfieffer […]

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Training Smarter After A Stress Fracture

OSR Physical Therapy patient Kristyn Arends is no stranger to sports – or injuries. The 18-year old Prior Lake High School soon-to-be graduate has been extremely active in sports since a young age. She’s dealt with knee problems and injuries as well as hip pain throughout her sports career, but that’s never slowed her down. […]

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5 Ways Physical Therapy Treats Pain

Physical therapy used to be considered an alternative form of treatment for pain or a rehabilitation method for post-surgery patients and the injured. However, over the last decade, it’s become a considerably effective and first-choice form of treatment for pain as well as injuries. Furthermore, as the opioid crisis in America consistently makes the headlines, […]

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Rebuilding Strength: ‘Physical Therapy Truly Works’

Tim Moore thought he’d never be able to walk normally again. In 2014, he was in a head-on collision with another vehicle that left him seriously injured but alive. “Going 60-70 mph while the other person is doing the same, it’s amazing that we both got out of there alive,” said Moore, remembering back to […]

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