Orthopedic Institute Blog

A Thanksgiving Note from Orthopedic Institute

Posted on November 23, 2016

Thanksgiving has become a tradition in which many individuals get together with their family and friends, enjoy a break from their busy schedule, and eat turkey. However, many of us have a hard time taking a moment to merely sit and be grateful. In between the appointments, activities, family...

What is Aquatic Therapy?

Posted on November 18, 2016

Whether you’ve suffered an acute injury or have ongoing pain or stress from a chronic illness such as arthritis, you have options when it comes to recovery techniques.

A Family Guide to a Healthy, Safe Halloween

Posted on October 27, 2016

Halloween is fast approaching – have you mentally prepared for navigating this holiday in which your kids will be amped for a sugar rush and you’ve got the added pressure of delivering great decorations, costumes and candy at your doorstep?

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...