What do Alex Morgan, Megan Rapinoe, Brandi Chastain, Ali Krieger, Heather Mitts and Molly Doetzel have in common? They are all talented women soccer players who tore an ACL. And all, except Molly, played for the U.S. National Team. Molly is still in high school and hasn’t achieved recognition on a national stage. But here, […]
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By any measure, Dee Larson and her husband Dale lived a pretty good life. Dee was an executive assistant. Dale was a pharmacist. With two grown children, doing very nicely in distant cities, Dee and Dale regularly played golf together. When they weren’t golfing or socializing, they traveled to warm and sunny places on land […]
Congratulations goes out to Orthopedic Institute’s Physical Therapy and Occupational Therapy departments for being voted THE LOCAL BEST 2015-16! Our physical therapists, all of whom have advanced training are: Nationally Certified in Physical Therapy Licensed by the state of South Dakota Find out more: physical therapy department or physical therapists The Occupational Therapy clinic at Orthopedic […]
November 2nd from 4-8PM November 7th from 8AM-12PM at GreatLIFE Woodlake 30-minute screening $25 – pay by cash, check or credit card at the time of your screening GreatLIFE members may have the fee charged to their account. If you have DAKOTACARE coverage you may use your Flex Spending Account. Functional Movement Screening provided by […]
One acorn fell from the tree right into the arms of the orthopedic surgeon who had treated his mother years earlier. That happened when three-year old Oliver Schock stood up on a slide in his backyard, tumbled off, broke two bones in his right arm, and landed in the office of Walter Carlson, MD. That […]
Article by Darcie Bontje, Sioux Falls Woman While physical therapy is the prescribed course of treatment for many orthopedic injury sufferers, a land-based regimen is not suitable for some patients. Brad Pfeifle, vice president of Sports Medicine and Rehab Services at Orthopedic Institute, says that’s where OI’s new aquatic therapy program fits in. “This is […]
Plantar fasciitis is a common cause of heel pain. This chronic problem is an inflammation of the plantar fascia, a ligament-like structure that passes from the heel to the forefoot. The inflammation is caused by the fascia partially tearing or pulling away from the heel. A bony spur may also develop where the fascia and […]
Heel pain is a common problem that can affect people of all ages. Over time, problems with the way you walk or stand can cause painful changes in ligaments and other tissues. The heel and ankle bones can be affected too. Heel pain also can result from an injury or a health problem, such as […]
Hallux rigidus is characterized by loss of motion, pain, redness, and swelling at the base of the big toe. It’s a chronic condition caused by arthritis, often brought on by an old injury. Doctor’s care may include using pads and an oral medication to relieve the inflammation, or cortisone may be injected directly into the […]
A bunion is an unsightly bump at the base of the big toe. Because bunions don’t fit most shoes, the skin in the area can become irritated and swollen. Bunions, hammer toes, and metatarsalgia often appear together. Although bunions tend to be hereditary, wearing shoes with too narrow a forefoot or too high a heel […]