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Safety at Home

Have you recently been injured? After an injury occurs, it can be a slow start to get back to a normal routine. It is important to practice safety at home after an injury or surgery.  At OSC, we care about your safety in our office and at your home. We want to help prevent these […]

Graston Therapy

A technique that our Physical and Occupational Therapists use regularly is Graston Therapy. This technique helps restore range of motion, eliminate pain, and restore normal function, and allow for a faster rehabilitation. People who benefit most from this type of therapy are those who are experiencing acute, chronic, or post-surgical pain. Some conditions we treat […]

Importance of Stretching

Stretching is a great way to increase range of motion and help with the flexibility of muscles and joints. Daily stretching benefits muscles, tendons, and joints. By stretching, you will gain flexibility and reduce your risk for injury.  Stretching should be done daily to maximize the effects it has on the body. You can stretch […]

Percussion Therapy

We would like to tell you about some new equipment that our patients are loving! This device is called a “Percussion Massage Gun.” It was such a hit the first week, we decided to get another to be able to use it on a larger number of patients! This device is a form of percussion […]

Spring Health Tips

As warm weather is approaching we wanted to provide you with some tips on how to prevent injury and stay safe with increased activity! Tip #1 Practice a 5-10 minute warm up that includes stretching to prepare the body for activity. This is also recommended after activity for a body cool down. Tip #2 Start […]

Orthopedic Laser Therapy – An Innovative Treatment

           Laser Therapy, also known as Low Level Laser Therapy or Cold Laser Therapy, uses light from a laser to provide drug free, non-invasive pain relief.  The laser unit uses a light emitting diode to produce a focused beam of light at a specific wavelength.  This laser beam is then directed at the […]

Six Ways You Can Minimize the Risk of a Football Injury

Does your teenage son play high school football? If so, the odds are high that he will sustain some kind of injury at some point during his four years of playing. Research has shown that football is the leading cause of school sports injuries across the country. According to the National High School Sports—Related Injury […]

Workers’ Compensation 101

Injuries at work happen, nearly 43,000 people filed claims with the Illinois Workers’ Compensation in 2015, and that number is just a fraction of all work-related injuries. If you have been injured at work you may wonder what steps need to be taken. It is important to note that almost all employees are covered under […]

The Trendy 10,000: Extra Steps Can Help your Health

In the last few years there has been an increased awareness and “buzz” surrounding getting 10,000 steps a day. 10,000 steps equates to roughly 5 miles and it may surprise you to learn how few steps you actually take a day. The average person only takes between 3 and 4,000 steps a day. To track […]

Don’t Let These Common Baseball Injuries Strike You Out

“Take me out to the ball game, take me out to the crowd…” There’s more to baseball than catchy tunes and unfortunately injuries happen. In fact, more than 414,000 Americans were treated for baseball related injuries in 2010 and over two thirds of those injuries happened to people who were 18 or younger. This blog […]

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