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Ouch. That Hurts!

Posted 10/6/2017 by UHBlog

Ouch. That Hurts!

Is pain keeping you from the activities you love? Learn how to handle a sports injury.

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Peak Performance

Posted 6/19/2017 by UHBlog

Peak Performance

Interested in improving your athleticism? A sports performance program might be right for you.

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“My Old Football Injury”: Keep Old Ailments at Bay

Posted 4/11/2017 by UHBlog

“My Old Football Injury”: Keep Old Ailments at Bay

Learn how to minimize the impact of old injuries.

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Astroturf vs. Grass – Avoiding Sports Injuries

Posted 7/19/2016 by UHBlog

Astroturf vs. Grass: Avoiding Sports Injuries

The disadvantage of artificial turf is that it presents a higher risk for serious knee and ankle injuries.

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Concussions: Signs and Symptoms

Posted 7/15/2016 by UHBlog

Concussions: Signs and Symptoms

Concerned about your young athlete suffering a concussion?

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Lactic Acid Myths: The Truth Behind Your Sore Muscles

Posted 7/11/2016 by UHBlog

Lactic Acid Myths: The Truth Behind Your Sore Muscles

Get some relief from your soreness.

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Are You An Accident Waiting to Happen? What to Do about These Common Injuries for Men

Posted 7/4/2016 by UHBlog

Are You An Accident Waiting to Happen? What to Do about These Common Injuries for Men

Men are at an increased risk for some types of injuries.

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Hamstrung: Don't Neglect the Back of Your Legs

Posted 4/8/2016 by UHBlog

Hamstrung: Don’t Neglect the Back of Your Legs

Don’t neglect the back of your legs.

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Tee Up for Spring: Get Ready for Golf Season

Posted 3/15/2016 by UHBlog

Don’t let pain handicap your golf game. See us and get your game back on par. Athletes, it is said, aren’t made during the season. They are made before the season. With golfing weather just a couple flips of the calendar away, this is the ideal time to start preparing your body for injury prevention – and a better game. “Swinging a golf club is not a natural motion for your body, so you’re already at a higher risk for injury when you do it,” says physical the...

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Shoulder Conditioning for Pitchers

Posted 2/29/2016 by UHBlog

Shoulder Conditioning for Pitchers

From your first pitch to your last, we can help you throw fastballs, curveballs and change-ups pain free.

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Injured? Look at Your Musculoskeletal Balance

Posted 2/17/2016 by UHBlog

Learn the importance of musculoskeletal balance in preventing injury and muscle strain. Ask us. If you’re a runner, dancer, musician, crossfitter, cyclist or an everyday athlete, chances are you’re no stranger to aching, sore muscles. Some of that muscle soreness may just be a normal part of your healthy exercise or workout routine, but nagging, persistent soreness can also be a red flag for musculoskeletal imbalance. “When the musculoskeletal system is not in balance, injurie...

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Watch Your Mouth: Protecting Your Child’s Teeth During Sports

Posted 2/16/2016 by UHBlog

Watch Your Mouth: Protecting Your Child’s Teeth During Sports

If your child loses a tooth during sports, do you know what to do?

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Concussions and Basketball: What Parents, Players and Coaches Should Know

Posted 2/4/2016 by UHBlog

Concerned about suffering a concussion on the court? We can help you recognize and manage it. You may not think of basketball season as prime time for concussions. But while you’re enjoying March Madness and playoff basketball at all levels (go Cavs!), consider this: Basketball is the second most-frequent sport to result in concussions, behind football in total frequency. The good news, says neuropsychologist Christopher Bailey, PhD, is that with proper recognition and treatment, the vas...

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Osteopathic Manipulation: Hands that Heal

Posted 11/20/2015 by UHBlog

Learn how osteopathic manipulation treatment can help your body heal itself. Ask us. If you’re looking for natural pain relief to help heal your body, you might want to check out non-invasive osteopathic manipulation treatment (OMT). “OMT is a hands-on method to evaluate the biomechanical structure of the body to discover the imbalances and restrictions within a patient’s musculoskeletal system,” says Robert Truax, DO. “OMT can safely be used on everyone from newbo...

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8 Surprising Health Benefits of Massage Therapy

Posted 10/27/2015 by UHBlog

If you suffer from chronic pain, depression or unmanageable stress, learn how massage therapy can help. What’s the lowdown on a rubdown? Whether you're an armchair quarterback or an active athlete, a therapeutic massage given by a licensed massage therapist might be just what the doctor ordered. According to massage therapist Jane Smith, a growing body of evidence suggests that therapeutic massage is just the ticket when it comes to reducing muscle tension, easing chronic pain and creating...

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Is Your Running Form Setting You Up For Injury?

Posted 10/19/2015 by UHBlog

Whether you need treatment for an injury or guidance to run your personal best, we can help. As a runner you tell yourself, “No pain, no gain,” but are you doing more harm than good? You ought to go back to the basics, says senior physical therapist Yazmin Torres. “It’s a runner's mentality,” she says. "Runners think, ‘If I can run, I should run,’ even if it’s not efficient or effective.” According to Torres, the key causes of running injurie...

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Balance Your Weight Lifting Routine: Fixing Rounded Shoulders

Posted 10/5/2015 by UHBlog

Are you shouldering too much pain? We can help. Mom always told you to sit up straight. That can be a challenge for those of us who spend our days slumped forward toward our computers. The result of slumping can be chronic pain and fatigue, says sports medicine specialist James Voos, MD. “Not a day goes by when we don’t see at least one patient who has pain associated with rounded shoulders,” he says. “Many patients complain about chronic shoulder and neck pain that they ...

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How to Cool Down After a Tough Training Session

Posted 9/14/2015 by UHBlog

If you’re sidelined by injuries because your cool down routine is non-existent, we can help fix you up. Are you as diligent about cooling down after your workout as you are about warming up? If you don’t cool down properly, it makes you more susceptible to injuries, says physical therapist Benjamin Geletka. “In my opinion, the cool down phase of your exercise routine is generally more important than the warm up, especially when it comes to injury prevention,” he says. ...

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ACL vs. MCL: What You Need to Know about Knee Injuries

Posted 9/9/2015 by UHBlog

/* */ --> Do you have questions about knee injuries? Ask us about options to get you up and running again. You’ve seen it often enough on TV – pro football player who hurts his knee is being carted off the field. Knee injuries are common in many sports, sidelining elite and casual athletes alike. It’s one of the most alarming injuries an athlete can experience, something that sports medicine specialist Michael Salata, MD calls an “acute event” that usually ha...

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Don’t Let Pain Ruin Your Golf Game

Posted 7/17/2015 by UHBlog

If nagging golf injuries are bothering you, we can help. If you're obsessed with golf, chances are nagging pain won't stop you from playing – even though it sure can take the fun out of the game. Fortunately, many of the aggravating injuries that are common to golfers can be prevented with proper preparation – and sometimes, alleviated altogether with physical therapy. According to physical therapist Marc Cubbison, the most common nagging injuries suffered by golfers include: ...

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Can Tommy John Surgery Make You Pitch Faster?

Posted 7/15/2015 by UHBlog

Whether you need treatment for an injury or guidance about achieving your athletic potential, ask us. On July 1, Carlos Carrasco became the third Cleveland Indians pitcher in as many days to carry a perfect game into the sixth inning, following Danny Salazar on the previous night – setting a Major League record. Both Carrasco and Salazar routinely throw fastballs close to 100 miles per hour. And they have another thing in common: both have had Tommy John surgery to reconstruct their inju...

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Running: Preventing or Returning from Injuries

Posted 6/30/2015 by UH Blog

If you have ever had a running injury, you know how it can hinder your training plans. By definition, a running injury is a musculoskeletal disorder that is attributed to running. It can affect your speed, distance and duration or the frequency of your running.

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Temperatures Rising: Training in the Heat

Posted 5/26/2015 by UHBlog

If the heat’s getting you down, see your doctor. It’s only natural to want to take advantage of the warm weather by getting in some extra training outside. But with temperatures on the rise, your favorite outdoor activities may be detrimental to your health. Exercising or participating in sports in extreme heat can lead to serious conditions, such as heat illness or heatstroke. The first sign of trouble is excessive sweating, says sports medicine specialist James Voos, MD. “...

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Getting Your Bell Rung: What You Need to Know about Concussions

Posted 5/19/2015 by UHBlog

Treating concussions doesn't follow a one-size-fits-all plan. For specific recommendations, ask us. There is a lot of media coverage about concussions, but do you know what to do if you or your child suffers a sports-related brain injury? The decisions you make can affect your recovery process and the length of time before you return to play. "Concussions can be managed as long as steps are taken early on to prevent future injuries," says neuropsychologist Christopher Bailey, PhD. “Unli...

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Tabled By Tennis Elbow? How to Sit It Out and Heal

Posted 4/20/2015 by UHBlog

Tend to your tennis elbow. We can help. When spring arrives, what are the things you like to do outside? Maybe it's golfing, shoveling dirt in the garden or tinkering in the garage fixing up a car. Did you know you just might be aggravating your tennis elbow? "We see an incredible number of people with tennis elbow in the spring – even if they don't play tennis," says sports medicine specialist James Voos, MD. "It's an overuse injury of the tendon on the outside of the elbow." According ...

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Staying in the Game: The Best Rotator Cuff Exercises

Posted 4/2/2015 by UHBlog

Learn good techniques to protect your rotator cuff muscles and shoulders. Ask us to show you. No one wants to be sidelined from their favorite sports by shoulder pain – and you don't have to be as long as you invest a few minutes a day in preventive care. “Prevention is the key to decreasing rotator cuff types of risks and injuries,” says sports medicine specialist James Voos, MD. For many of us, our posture on a good day leans somewhere between a slouch and the Hunchback of N...

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March Madness: Injury Prevention for the Weekend Warrior

Posted 3/16/2015 by UHBlog

The 2015 NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament is in full swing and with that arises the opportunity to provide helpful injury prevention tips so that “weekend warriors” can enjoy their games to the fullest. For those who, due to work, school or other commitments, usually limit their sports or physical activities to the weekend, playing a game like basketball can result in injury if the proper steps aren’t taken to prepare. According to James Voos, MD, Chief of the Division o...

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Rotator Cuff Injuries: Surgery vs. Rehab

Posted 2/27/2015 by UHBlog

Get back in the game sooner with total orthopedic care under one roof. Do you feel pain in the front of your shoulder? Are everyday activities like lifting and reaching troublesome? You may have a rotator cuff injury. "Rotator cuff injuries are one of the most painful because the body is trying to use a muscle that is no longer attached at one end," says sports medicine and shoulder surgery expert Daniel Zanotti, MD. The rotator cuff consists of four muscles and the surrounding tendons that hol...

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Six Strategies for Avoiding Winter Falls

Posted 2/9/2015 by UHBlog

The snowy winter months are prime time for orthopaedic injuries resulting from falls, such as strains, sprains and fractures. To prevent falling this winter season, use these six simple strategies: Wear appropriate footwear when walking outside – even if it’s just from the parking lot to inside a building. Your best option is a pair of winter boots with rubber or neoprene soles, which provide good traction when you’re walking. Take extra care when you get in or out ...

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4 Ways to Prevent Workplace Injuries

Posted 9/26/2014 by UHBlog

Certain professions inherently come with dangerous risks – such as being a construction worker or police officer – but even workers in jobs deemed relatively safe are vulnerable to various hazards. “Injury prevention in the workplace is critical to employee safety,” says internist Roy Buchinsky, MD. “Prevention is the best intervention.” Dr. Buchinsky says the acronym PACE can help employers and employees alike remember how to prevent workplace injuries: 1....

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