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The Importance of Stretching: A Guide for Patients

Stretching is a fundamental component of any well-rounded exercise routine, and its importance extends far beyond just preparing for physical activity. As a physical therapist, I often emphasize the pivotal role that stretching plays in promoting overall health, preventing injuries, and enhancing the quality of life for patients. In this comprehensive guide, we will explore …

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Rehabilitation After Orthopedic Surgery: What to Expect

Orthopedic surgery is a medical specialty that deals with conditions affecting the musculoskeletal system, including bones, muscles, ligaments, tendons, and joints. Orthopedic surgery is usually recommended when non-surgical treatments have failed to relieve pain and restore function. While surgery can effectively treat many orthopedic conditions, it is only one aspect of a patient’s treatment plan. …

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Exercise and Nutrition Tips for Healthy Bones and Joints

Our bones and joints are essential for our mobility and overall health. They provide us with structure, support, and protection. However, our bones and joints can weaken as we age, leading to osteoporosis and osteoarthritis. Fortunately, there are steps we can take to keep our bones and joints healthy. In this blog post, we will …

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Common Foot Surgeries: Bunions, Hammertoes, and Claw Toes

As we head into the colder months, we want to remind our elderly patients to take extra care when maneuvering the ice and snow. Studies show that when facing icy conditions, adults over the age of 65 had double the odds of having great difficulty when leaving their home, and fall-related fractures are statistically higher in older adults during the winter month. Hip and arm fractures are more common among the elderly in cold weather due to the higher incidence of falls.

Preventing Knee Injury

How to Avoid Knee Injuries

Knee injuries can happen to anyone at any time. It is considered one of the most common injuries in the US today. From the elderly to the young many suffer from a variety of knee problems. Roughly 6,600,000 knee injuries occur each year in a variety of age groups. There are times when an injury is not correctly diagnosed and increases the risk of further injury. It’s incredibly important to find a doctor that can correctly diagnose you for your wellbeing.

ACL Tears

ACL Tears and Treatment

So what exactly is an ACL? An Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is a major stabilizer in the knee that connects your femur, or thigh-bone to your tibia, or shin-bone. ACL tears most commonly occur during sports that require sudden changes in direction or speed. During your initial diagnosis, your doctor will order an X-ray and MRI to determine the severity of your injury.

Covid-19 Outbreak Update

Covid-19 Outbreak – A Special Message To Our Patients

Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Urgent Care has remained open in limited capacities to serve the needs of our community during the COVID-19 pandemic.  Our primary concern is for the health and safety of our patients, providers and staff.  In order to limit potential exposure to illness, we have revised our patient requirements.

Tennis Elbow

Treatment and Recovery of Tennis Elbow

Something like a painful wrist fracture can happen in a second and require much more time to recover from. Whether you broke your wrist from falling, playing a sport, or in an accident, prompt, appropriate treatment for your injury is crucial to regaining and maintaining strength and range of motion. While there are numerous treatment options for wrist fractures, some injuries may require surgical repair due to their location or severity.

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