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Post Amputation Care: ‘You Have To Push Yourself If You Want Normal.’

You could say that 2017 was a hard year for OSR Physical Therapy patient Bob French, and it would be a gross understatement. However, French would say we’re all wrong as he considers himself lucky. He might’ve lost his left leg, he said, but he is feeling stronger and better than ever before and he […]

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The Number One Way To Prevent Falls In Older Adults

Falling is one of the greatest fears among aging adults and their families. Many grown children of older adults fear this so much that they hope their aging parents will live in a senior community where they can get help immediately when they need it. The fear is absolutely normal, considering one in four Americans […]

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Comeback Athlete: Playing Sports At 100% Again Post Knee Surgery

Osteochondritis dissecans (OCD) can be an extremely painful and debilitating condition that develops in the joints. The most common place for an OCD lesion to occur is in the knee, especially in growing children and young adults. It makes it difficult to tighten and stretch the quad, which can make walking, running, and jumping difficult […]

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How To Avoid Gardening Pain

For Minnesotans, there’s nothing like being outdoors. In fact, despite the cold weather, Minnesota still tops the nation when it comes to being physically active – even outdoors. Biking, running, hunting, fishing, hiking, and anything done on a lake definitely contribute to us having one of the lowest rates of cardiovascular deaths in the US. […]

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Comeback Athlete: From A Torn ACL To The Court

Ask any athlete what injury they worry about and dread the most and the answer is probably a torn ACL. It’s one of the most difficult injuries to come back from, often needing surgery and long rehabilitation period. Sometimes, if not rehabilitated or treated properly, a torn ACL can lead to future knee problems like […]

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Why Do I Get Muscle Cramps During Exercise?

Muscle cramps during exercise are one of those things that nearly every physically active person experiences at least once. They’re painful and really unpredictable, not to mention involuntary. Many people experience them early on in their workout, while others experience them during the cool down. While some muscle cramps, also commonly referred to as muscle […]

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Comeback Athlete: Concussion Recovery

When you mention concussion or brain injury, many people automatically think of football and contact sports. Indeed, they’d be right to think that contact sports present a high risk of brain injury; after all, the NFL controversy has definitely brought the issue into the spotlight in the past few years. Furthermore, the NFL has been […]

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Finding The Right Bike: Ultimate Guide To Bike Fitting

Cycling is an ever increasing popular sport. Many people are turning to cycling as a way to stay athletic when other high impact sports – such as running – become too painful. While some people are switching sports, other people are using cycling as a way to stay fit and as part of their usual […]

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