Orthopedic Institute Blog

9 Questions with PTs Aaron Olson and Paul Kreber

Posted on August 25, 2016

This week we’re meeting two of our premier physical therapists: Aaron Olson and Paul Kreber. Aaron and Paul are part of our strong PT team, both in-house at Orthopedic Institute, as well as off-site at the OI/D1 Sports Training Institute.

Bone Fractures & Osteoporosis: Simple Tips for Prevention and Treatment

Posted on August 19, 2016

Remember how your parents and teachers used to always tell you, "You need more calcium in your diet - it'll give you strong bones." Well, on this point, they were overwhelmingly right. Those words you've been hearing for years are most definitely some you should be adopting.

Treat Arthritic Pain with Stem Cell Therapy

Posted on August 12, 2016

Experiencing pain in your joints from arthritis? We have good news. Regenerative medicine, also known as Stem Cell Therapy, is now available at Orthopedic Institute.  Orthopedic Institute’s Dr. Walter Carlson has been incorporating stem cell therapy into select spinal fusion surgeries for the...

9 Questions with Lee Arnold

Posted on August 05, 2016

We’re giving you a peek into what makes Orthopedic Institute (OI) tick by shedding some light on our best and brightest.

Today’s featured team member is Lee Arnold, one of our physician assistants (PAs). We’ll take a deep dive into what Lee is all about by asking burning questions about what...

Orthopedic Update: Anterior Approach Hip Replacement Surgery

Posted on July 28, 2016

The anterior approach to total hip replacement has emerged as a practical alternative to the posterior approach that most surgeons still use. Although it has been in use to some degree since the 1980s, new instrumentation allowing it to be performed using smaller incisions has made it...

4 Alternative Treatments Our Doctors Love

Posted on July 14, 2016

Monitoring and managing your orthopedic health can sometimes make you feel helpless. After all, once you leave the doctor's office, what can you do for yourself?

As it turns out, there are a variety of alternative treatments you can try out at home (or right here in our offices on your next...

Understanding Arthritis (And What Your Options Are)

Posted on July 07, 2016

There are nearly 40 million people in the United States affected by some form of arthritis.

Which means one very likely thing – odds are, you know someone with arthritis. You might even have it yourself. The unfortunate fact of the matter is, though, that a majority of Americans are ignorant to...

The Right Fit: Choosing the Perfect Running Shoes

Posted on June 30, 2016

With the warm weather in full swing, the sidewalks and pathways are packed with runners. But before you head to your next run, it’s important to make sure you have the right shoes. 

Get to Know Brad Pfeifle

Posted on June 23, 2016

It may sound like an exaggeration, but it’s about as close to fact as you can get – everyone at Orthopedic Institute loves Brad.

5 Ways to Combat Shoulder Pain

Posted on June 16, 2016

Shoulder pain can really do a number on your day. Especially when it’s most days. 

When it comes to intermittent shoulder pain, it can sometimes be aggravating enough to impede you from doing everyday tasks you enjoy or even need to do to accomplish tasks at work or home. It can keep you from...