Work Conditioning at PTOSI

January 29, 2018

Our work conditioning program differentiates itself by focusing on each client’s unique diagnosis.  We then individually tailor their program to maximize each one’s ability to return safely to their specific job.  PTOSI’s unique specialty of working with client’s with spine problems allows us to specifically design programs to get workers back to their highest functional […]

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January 18, 2018

In a world of smart phones and tablets, from a young age we spend countless hours staring down at deviceswith our necks flexed forward and shoulders slumped. As we grow older we enter the workforce and spend most of our day sitting at our desk staring at a computer. This unfortunate habit deconditions our muscles […]

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My Favorite Things

December 11, 2017

As a Physical Therapist who uses Manual Therapy to treat various types of musculoskeletal dysfunction, I am always looking for ways to help my patients treat themselves, and ways to save my hands. Here are 3 of my favorite tools that I use in clinic and encourage patients to buy for independent use.

Looking for […]

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From The Patient Perspective – Part 2

November 21, 2017

In my Last blog (Sept 2017) I wrote about my own experience of shoulder surgery and rehabilitation. It is almost 2 years now and I want to report that I’m still doing my PT exercises and still seeing gains in ROM, strength, and function. It may be discouraging to some that I’m still doing rehab […]

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Therapeutic Alliance: What is it and why is it important for your care?

November 17, 2017

Interpersonal relationships impact our lives on a daily basis in various ways. A conversation with a coworker or significant other can prove to make your day great, or ruin it in some instances. How you’re treated at the grocery store or in a restaurant can also greatly impact whether you’ll make a return visit or […]

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The Power of Sleep

November 5, 2017

For my last two blog posts, I have talked about the importance of proper stress management through relaxation and the importance of eating well to control inflammation and pain.  This month’s blog post will continue the theme of health and wellness and will discuss why it is so important that we all get a good […]

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So, You’ve Got Arthritis

October 17, 2017

There are two kinds of arthritis. The most common form is called Osteoarthritis (OA) which is the result of mechanical stress on our joint cartilage from the wear and tear of life. The other type is Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) which only occurs in about 1% of Americans and happens when the immune system attacks joints.


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Which Shoe Should I Run In??

October 10, 2017

Eighty -two percent of runners get injured. That statistic should get your attention especially when there are 45 million Americans who run. That’s a lot of unnecessary hurting going on. A combination of things can lead to injury including over training, muscle imbalances, joint restrictions, or improper foot wear.

Does what […]

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The Feldenkrais Method and Physical Therapy at PTOSI

October 4, 2017

The Feldenkrais Method, in combination with Physical Therapy, is an effective way to meet your Physical Therapy goals and improve your independence in caring for your body.  PTOSI employs one of the few Feldenkrais certified Physical Therapists in the state of Minnesota.

Often people come to PTOSI Physical Therapy who have had minimal progress with […]

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What’s your fitness program missing? Let’s start at the Hip

September 21, 2017

Research is growing for the importance of a “proximal” approach to injury prevention and treatment for active individuals. A proximal rehab approach focuses on the core muscles of the abdomen and hip. This rehab approach has benefits for knee, low back, and ankle pain as well as balance and athletic performance. While many rehab […]

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