Category Archives: News

Winter Biking Safety Tips

The Twin Cities has one of the most active populations in the country. It’s something we’re proud of because even in the wintertime, our outdoor physical activities do not slow down. While the rest of the country trades the trails and roads for a treadmill or stationary bike, we strap on the skis and fat […]

Text Neck: Yes It’s Real!

It’s no secret that people spend more time on their phones texting and using the Internet than using it as an actual phone. At first, it seemed only beneficial – to send off quick messages at the drop of a hat or look something up quickly on the Internet. But, no one anticipated just how […]

6 Busted Myths About Concussions

How often do you find yourself searching on the Internet for medical information? A lot? You’re not alone, as witnessed by the rise of such sites as Web MD that seem to have all the answers to every medical problem. And, even if most of the information is reliable, a lot goes unsaid and is […]

A Good Night’s Sleep Is Crucial In Concussion Recovery

For years, parents were told to keep their children awake after sustaining a suspected concussion. This was due to a lack of knowledge on life-threatening brain bleeds, which can now be detected by a CT scan. Furthermore, less than 0.1% of concussions result in brain bleeds. Most head injuries for children, teens, and athletes are […]

Gait Training: Preventing Injury Through Your Feet

Our poor feet. They’re usually the last thing we think about at the end of the day, but they’re probably the most used and abused part of our bodies. From wearing unsupportive shoes like high heels and flip-flops to placing more stress and pressure on them from high-impact sports, your feet can be the unnoticed […]

Treating Wrist Pain With Physical Therapy

What is the one thing that you spend most of your time doing that requires a lot of usage from your wrist and fingers? If you just take a look around you at work or while standing in line at the coffee shop, you’ll probably see the answer – phone usage. This is particularly true […]

Concussion-Related Problems: Treating Vertigo

Many people experience dizziness and vertigo right after hitting their head hard enough to cause a concussion. Apart from losing consciousness and nausea, dizziness and vertigo are often the first symptoms to show up right after the event. Like headaches, these symptoms can linger long after the initial head trauma and can even develop or […]

What Is The ALTERG Anti-Gravity Treadmill?

You’re more than halfway through your marathon training and coming up to the point in your training when you’ll be tapering off. You’ve been putting in the miles for the last few months and your body has started to feel it. Over the past few months, you’ve felt great, but lately, there’s been some nagging […]

How You Can Avoid Surgery For A Torn Meniscus

Knee surgery among athletes for injuries is common. It’s so common that the sports medical community has been looking for alternatives to cut down on costs as well as athlete downtime from injury and surgery. Furthermore, they’ve been looking for ways to cut down on the number of athletes on opioids and pain medication due […]

Stress Incontinence & Athletes

When OSR physical therapist Elizabeth Johnston was in high school, she heard firsthand from her fellow dancers on the dance team about the frustrations over leaking while jumping. It was embarrassing to talk about and it seemed no one wanted to discuss it at all. After all, when it comes to the involuntary loss of […]