December 2017 - Orthopaedics Plus

Tips for Staying Active During the Winter

If the cold winter weather has got you down, you’re not alone. Some of your favorite activities may be difficult or even impossible this season, but that doesn’t mean you can’t be active. Read on to discover some creative ways you can stay active even when the weather outside is frightful. (more…)

Slipping & Sliding – Winter Safety and Preparedness

Unfortunately, there are a large number of injuries related to the change in the outdoor climate. Something as simple as going to the grocery store or clearing your sidewalk can be hazardous. This article will quickly give some quick pointers on prevention of some common winter related injuries. (more…)

5 Tips For Cold Weather Training

Cold weather training is common in hockey players, skiers, snow boarders and winter-sport endurance athletes. Battling the elements during training or competition can wreak havoc on your body and reduce your ability to perform at your highest level if the proper precautions are not taken. Preventing cold weather injuries and training effects should be of primary importance, especially as the temperature drops below 0°C (32°F). (more…)

Important Winter Safety Tips!

Snow and ice are finally upon us! It’s time to make sure you remain safe and healthy this wintry season. It is estimated that over 270,000 Americans will visit emergency rooms this winter due to seasonal injuries. Cold weather affects your body by increasing your heart rate and blood pressure. It also can make your blood clot more easily and constrict your arteries, which decreases blood supply. Here are a few tips to help you stay safe and healthy while outside this winter. (more…)