April 2013 - Orthopaedics Plus

Spring Skiing

Skiing at the tail end of winter and beginning of spring is popular amongst many.  Be sure if you’re hitting the mountain this month that you prepare.

According to the US Consumer Product Safety Commission more than 1440,000 people needed medical attention because of skiing-related injuries.  For snowboarders the number is even higher at 148,000, these injuries can be avoided if you use caution on the slopes.

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Spring Into The Season With an Orthopedic Check-Up

It’s that time of year where people are training for spring sports like softball, lacrosse and golf.   Checking in with your orthopedist whether you play with a league or just as a hobby is a good way to make sure your safe to play especially if you’ve had injuries in the past.

Some of the most common sports related injuries are from throwing.  The joints of the shoulder, elbow and wrist are all strained from throwing.  For athletes that play softball or baseball this is part of everyday practice, done repetitively.

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Sport Injuries in Teen Athletes

With warmer weather comes increased activity in outdoor sports especially for young athletes playing competitively on their high school team. High school athletes are injured just as often as professional athletes, but for the younger players the effects can have a greater impact.

Coaches sometimes pressure their players to play through injuries and even the players themselves try to push through it.  It’s important to treat an injury when it happens to prevent long-term effects.

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Getting Back To Work After Injury

Getting back to work after injury can be a concern for many injured workers.  Fortunately the WORKSENSE® program at Orthopaedics Plus, uses the sports medicine approach to help determine if you are ready for a safe return to full duty.

Along with your physician, the physical therapists at Orthopaedics Plus, can help transition you back to work with acute care rehabilitation, job demand analysis, work conditioning,  and Functional Capacity Evaluation. All of these procedures are geared towards matching your physical abilities to your associated job demands.

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