News and Health Updates

Physical Therapist Heather Vander Weide was recently featured in the Star Tribune discussing advice for runners as they age.

Fairview Hand Therapist,  Jenny Skye, OTR/L, in collaboration with Corey McGee, professor at the University of Minnesota program in Occupational Therapy and Dr. Ann Van Heest, hand surgeon with University of Minnesota Physicians recently had an article published. “Graded motor imagery for women at risk for developing type I CRPS following closed treatment of distal radius fractures: a randomized comparative effectiveness trial protocol.” 
Jenny sees patients at our clinic at the CSC in Minneapolis.

Minnesota high school pitchers have latched onto the growing popularity of training with heavier balls to improve arm strength and add pitch velocity. Baseball and medical experts stress caution is required as well. Learn more.

WCCO reported on blood flow restriction therapy and how IAM is using an unusual method of therapy to help patients recover from injuries and surgeries faster. See the story.

Dr. Virginia O’Brien had the most cited article in the Journal of Hand Therapy published in 2014-2015. This contributed to the 2016 impact factor, which was recently released in the 2017 American Society of Hand Therapy Annual report. Learn more.

Can My Child Play Through This Injury?
Don’t overlook your child’s sports injury—you may be able prevent it from becoming a bigger problem.
Read more.

Physical Therapist Jeff Wiemiller recently discussed lower back pain on the Fairview Facebook page. Watch the video.

Fairview Hand Center’s Virginia O’Brien, OTD, OTR/L, CHT, has been recognized by the Journal of Hand Therapy, that her paper, Effects of a dynamic stability approach in conservative intervention of the carpometacarpal joint of the thumb: A retrospective study, published in 2013, is one of the most highly cited papers during 2014 and 2015. In fact, it is one of the 5 most highly cited papers in the Journal of Hand Therapy. Congratulations to Virginia O’Brien on this terrific achievement. Virginia sees patients out of our Minneapolis location. 

Watch WCCO-TV's Angela Davis try the AlterG anti-gravity treadmill at the Institute for Athletic Medicine - Burnsville
The AlterG is also available in Blaine at Fairview Sports and Orthopedic Care, the Institute for Athletic Medicine - Edina, and our University Village location in Minneapolis