October is National Breast Cancer Awareness month

The month of October is  National Breast Cancer Awareness month. It is important to promote breast cancer awareness, share information on the disease, and provide greater access to services.  Although many great strides have been made in breast cancer awareness and treatment, there remains much to be accomplished. It is important to stress that women…

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October is National Physical Therapy Month!

In October, we celebrate National Physical Therapy Month. Physical Therapists and Physical Therapist Assistants can help improve and restore motion to your life. This recognition is an opportunity to highlight the fact that we are your trusted experts in helping you to improve your quality of life by keeping healthy, fit, and active, and avoiding…

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Is Your Orthopaedic Surgeon Board Certified?

Is Your Orthopaedic Surgeon Board Certified?by David F. Martin, MD, Executive Director, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery Many patients assume that their orthopaedic surgeon is Board Certified, but this is not always the case. Since 1934 and continuing to this day, the American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery (ABOS) has existed to evaluate and review the initial…

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Are Synthetic Playing Surfaces As Safe as Natural Grass?

Are Synthetic Playing Surfaces As Safe as Natural Grass? by Grant Jones, MD Synthetic playing surfaces were initially developed in the 1960’s with the reported advantages over natural surfaces of being a durable, versatile surface, less affected by weather conditions, allowing multi-sport use, having easier maintenance, and being more cost-effective. However, the early generation surfaces…

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Keep Your Child In the Game – Don’t Forget the Pre-participation Physical

Keep Your Child In the Game – Don’t Forget the Pre-participation Physical by Seth L. Sherman, MD, Joseph Rund, BS, Daniel Deasis, MD Sports participation continues to grow at all levels of competition. For example, high school sports have increased for the 28th straight year, with close to eight million athletes competing; an 8.5% increase in…

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Work Up the Distance Gradually to Prevent Cross Country Injuries

Work Up the Distance Gradually to Prevent Cross Country Injuries by C. David Geier, Jr., MD As we enter fall, hundreds of thousands of runners will start their cross country seasons for their high school teams. In the 2012-2013 school year, cross country was the fourth most popular boys’ sport and sixth most popular girls’ sport,…

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Muscle Cramps — More than Just Dehydration

Muscle Cramps — More than Just Dehydration by Brandon Erickson, MD Muscle cramps are a debilitating and painful experience that occurs during or shortly after exercise. In the past, muscle cramps were thought to have been caused by dehydration and electrolyte loss, commonly seen in high intensity workouts and game competition. Athletes who developed cramps were…

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What You Need To Know About Stress Fractures

A stress fracture, also known as a fatigue-induced fracture, consists of one or more small cracks in the bone. It is associated with a pattern of overuse, commonly seen in the lower extremity in athletes. Causes Repetitive motion is one the mechanisms that result in a stress fracture. The muscles become fatigued and are unable to absorb…

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Concussions: What You Need To Know

What is a Concussion? The center for disease control (CDC) defines a concussion as a type of mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) that interrupts the normal functioning process of the brain. The effects of a concussion can greatly vary from person to person. Individuals do not have to lose consciousness to receive a concussion and…

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Identify, Prevent, and Manage Repetitive Strain Injury (RSI). Ask Your Physical Therapist How!

Repetitive strain injury (RSI) occurs as a result of overuse or misuse of the body and it generally affects the upper extremities. It has been reported that approximately 60% of all occupational injuries can be attributed to RSI. This causes a significant decrease in productivity on a personal and professional level. Causes RSI usually occur…

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