Orthopedic Institute Blog

How to Detect Spinal Conditions in Your Children

Posted on September 28, 2017

While there's no exact science when it comes to parental detection of spinal conditions in your children, there are some early warning signs that you can look out for. In fact, the earlier you notice changes in your child's back, posture or gait, the easier it is to treat, oftentimes.

Here are...

4 Reasons a Walk-In Physician is Beneficial for Your Student Athlete

Posted on September 21, 2017

Being a parent to a student athlete makes for an exciting, busy and sometimes nerve-racking life. Watching your athlete run past home plate, catch the winning touchdown or spike the ball over the net is exciting—but when it comes to sudden injury, your heart probably skips a beat.

Luckily, the...

A Parent's Guide to Spring Family Outdoors Time

Posted on May 23, 2017

The warmth has finally arrived. So while the weather is still moderate before summer sets in, it's time to take advantage of some family time outside. There are plenty of activities you can engage in with these last few weeks of spring, but how about trying something new?

Here are a few ideas...

Upcoming Event: Shriners Hospitals Complimentary Screening Clinic for Children

Posted on May 03, 2017

Has your child ever shown possible signs of an orthopedic condition? You can get your questions answered when you bring your child to the complimentary screening clinic at Orthopedic Institute (OI) in Sioux Falls which is sponsored by Shriners Hospitals for Children.

Read on to find out more...

Kid-Friendly Fitness Activities to Keep Your Family in Motion

Posted on March 23, 2017

If you struggle to get the motivation to exercise, it can be hard to also convince the rest of your family to be physically fit. To help you out, we have a few ideas about activities that your youngsters can engage in while also adding some exercise and outdoor time into your daily life. 


How to Tell When Your Child Needs an Orthopedic Visit

Posted on March 09, 2017

Bumps and scrapes - every kid experiences them thanks to their penchant for physical activity in the outdoors. But when does a bump or a scrape turn into something worth visiting the orthopedist for? Not all symptoms are equally serious, so when should you take your child in to be examined?

When is Too Young for Your Child to Start Training?

Posted on December 28, 2016

You and your child both might have big dreams for athletic prowess in the coming years. Whether it’s college sports, a run at the Olympics or simply a lifelong commitment to health and wellness, athletic training might be on your itinerary.

But what are the potential benefits of starting your...

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?

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...