Orthopedic Institute Blog

14 Things You May Not Know About PA Chad Scott

Posted on October 13, 2016

Chad Scott, PA for 22 years, tells us about why he loves working at OI, the best part about working with patients, and his favorite movie theatre candy.

5 Unique Sources of Physical Activity in Sioux Falls

Posted on October 07, 2016

What good is exercise unless it’s fun? Sometimes heading down the street to the gym before work to lift some weights or cranking on that dusty treadmill in the basement just won’t do. It doesn’t hurt your commitment to fitness to keep things relatively interesting. 

5 Outdoor Safety Tips for Parents

Posted on September 30, 2016

Whether it’s the summertime cabin fever that spurs you to send your kids out of doors or the after-school energy burst, there are ample opportunities year-round for your children to clock some outdoors time. And if you remember the importance of safety, these outdoor times can be a positive,...

5 Things About Concussions Every Parent Should Know

Posted on September 15, 2016

Most parents, especially those with active children, believe that the benefits of sports and consistent activity far outweigh the risks. School sports can teach children leadership skills, team participation and make them more engaged in school. However, parents of active children and teenagers...

5 Things Kids Learn From School Sports

Posted on September 08, 2016

As the summer draws to a close, kids are excitedly picking out their new backpacks and teachers are readying their classrooms. And of course, with the return to school comes the return to playing school sports. Everyone knows that school sports are a great way for kids to develop physical...


Posted on September 01, 2016

Prompt treatment of a sports injury is important.  When a sports injury occurs, your athlete wants to get back into the game quickly.  As a parent, coach or athletic director, you want them to receive the best care and return to play safely.

Tech-Related Workplace Injuries (and How to Prevent Them)

Posted on September 01, 2016

The constant presence of computers in the workplace has made many of our lives easier. Emails take the place of meetings, video conferences take the place of long, cross-country trips, and extensive print research is accomplished with one search in Google. But like most new trends, there are...

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...