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Healthy Minute: 6 Tips to Prevent Snowboarding Accidents
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Healthy Minute: 6 Tips to Prevent Snowboarding Accidents

As winter approaches, many people will be dusting off their snowboards and hitting the slopes. Each year over 250,000 people injure themselves due to winter sports, according to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Whether you are just starting out or have been snowboarding for years, consider these tips from Spencer Elliott, a physical therapist...

Healthy Minute: Snow Removal Safety
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Healthy Minute: Snow Removal Safety

Living in the Midwest, we are familiar with the snow removal chores that accompany winter. However every year thousands of people visit the emergency room or doctor’s office due to snow removal related injuries. This year, when it comes time to take out the snowblower or shovel consider these tips from DMOS Orthopaedic Hand and...

Healthy Minute: Is Your Desk Job A Pain In The Neck?
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Healthy Minute: Is Your Desk Job A Pain In The Neck?

Do you go home from your desk job stiff or sore? Sitting at a desk for an extended period can cause harm to your body. Tara Saul, a physical therapist at DMOS Orthopaedic Centers, has tips and tricks to help reduce workstation pain and protect your body from injury. How can ergonomics prevent pain when...

Turkey Carving Safety – Infographic
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Turkey Carving Safety – Infographic

Every year hospitals and physicians see an increase in hand injuries caused by carving turkeys. This Thanksgiving, use the following turkey carving safety Do’s and Don’ts from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand to safe. Do’s When cutting a turkey, cut away from yourself with your free hand on the opposite side of...

Healthy Minute: 5 Tips to Prevent Basketball Injuries
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Healthy Minute: 5 Tips to Prevent Basketball Injuries

Nothing ruins a basketball season quicker than an injury like an ankle sprain or an ACL tear. Here are five tips from Nicole McDevitt, a physical therapist at DMOS Orthopaedic Centers, to help prevent injuries when playing basketball. 1. Wearing Appropriate Shoes and Gear Before you take the court it is important to ensure you...

Healthy Minute: All About The Hips
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Healthy Minute: All About The Hips

The number of total hip replacements surgeries is continuing to grow for people under the age of 65, according to a report by Becker’s Orthopedic Review. As more and more people become at risk for total hip replacements, it is important to consider your hip health. Nathan Stocco, a physician assistant at DMOS Orthopaedic Centers,...

Healthy Minute: Numbness or Tingling in Fingers?
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Healthy Minute: Numbness or Tingling in Fingers?

Are your hands falling asleep? Do you experience tingling? You may have carpal tunnel or cubital tunnel syndromes. DMOS Orthopaedic Centers’ Hand and Upper Extremity Surgeon Dr. Shane Cook shares more about the syndromes as well as prevention and treatment methods. What is the difference between carpal and cubital tunnel syndromes? Carpal tunnel and cubital...

Healthy Minute: A Beginner’s Guide to Mountain Biking
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Healthy Minute: A Beginner’s Guide to Mountain Biking

Are you looking to take advantage of the fall weather and try mountain biking but are not sure where to start? Nathan Kleckner, a physical therapist at DMOS Orthopaedic Centers, provides some tips on how you can get started in addition to avoiding injuries. Selecting the right gear The first step to a successful mountain...

Healthy Minute: Knees, Sports & Young Adults
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Healthy Minute: Knees, Sports & Young Adults

As the number of student-athletes continues to rise in the U.S. so does the risk of sports-related injuries. According to Stanford’s Children Health, more than 3.5 million children and teens experience a sports-related injury annually. DMOS Orthopaedic Centers’ Dr. Joseph Brunkhorst, Sports Medicine, Knee, Hip and Shoulder Surgeon and Dr. Matthew DeWall, Sports Medicine, Hip...

Safety Tips For Pumpkin Carving
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Safety Tips For Pumpkin Carving

The hand surgeons at DMOS Orthopaedic Centers encourage safety to avoid being spooked by a pumpkin carving injury this year. Pumpkin carving accidents can occur in both adults and children. Injuries from pumpkin carving can range from superficial lacerations to stab injuries. With deeper injuries, tendons, nerves, and arteries can be cut. Deeper injuries can...

Healthy Minute: Non-Surgical Pain Relief: Dry Needling
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Healthy Minute: Non-Surgical Pain Relief: Dry Needling

Every day millions of Americans suffer from muscle pain, often this pain is caused by an injury or overused muscles. This chronic pain can begin to affect your lifestyle, preventing you or your loved ones from doing the things that you love. Francis Nguyen, a dry needling trained physical therapist from DMOS Orthopaedic Centers, shares...

Healthy Minute: Your Spine Health Matters
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Healthy Minute: Your Spine Health Matters

Neck and back pain are two of the most common medical conditions affecting nearly 80 percent of all US adults, according to the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. By taking care of your spine, you can help alleviate pain and reduce the risk of neck and back pain and injury down the road. DMOS Orthopaedic...

Healthy Minute: Take The Pain Out Of Your Golf Game
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Healthy Minute: Take The Pain Out Of Your Golf Game

At this point in the summer, many golfers have become accustomed to some aches and pains during or after a round. Kim Krob, DMOS Orthopaedic Centers physical therapist and Titleist certified Level 2 Medical Golf Fitness Instructor, has five tips to prevent golf-related pain all season long. Check your posture. Your stance when addressing the...

Healthy Minute: Tips to Prevent Ankle Sprains
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Healthy Minute: Tips to Prevent Ankle Sprains

Over one million people in the United States visit a physician for an ankle injury every year, according to the American Academy of Family Practice. Don’t end up a statistic – and save yourself some pain – by warming up your ankles before any activity. Scott Reents, a physical therapist at DMOS Orthopaedic Centers shares...

Healthy Minute: How Astym Therapy Can Help Relieve Your Pain
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Healthy Minute: How Astym Therapy Can Help Relieve Your Pain

Chronic pain – it can be debilitating, frustrating and impact your quality of life. Are you suffering from chronic pain and are searching for a solution that does not involve surgery? If so, Astym may be the answer you are looking for. Brent Mongar, an Astym certified physical therapist from DMOS Orthopaedic Center, shares more about...

Healthy Minute: A Strong Core – Why It Matters
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Healthy Minute: A Strong Core – Why It Matters

With swimsuit season upon us, you may be hoping to flatten those abs before you hit the beach. But in addition to helping you look good in a bikini, a strong core is essential to athletic performance and avoiding injury. To learn more about how to tone and strengthen your core to avoid injury, perform...

Healthy Minute: Running & Your Shoes. It Matters.
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Healthy Minute: Running & Your Shoes. It Matters.

One of the most important things you can do to enjoy running and prevent injuries is to buy a good pair of running shoes. Here are three tips to help you get the most out of your investment, from Rich Green, a physical therapist and Director of Physical and Hand Therapy at DMOS Orthopaedic Center:...

Fireworks: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe
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Fireworks: What You Need to Know to Stay Safe

With the 4th of July approaching, the DMOS Hand Surgeons wanted to share information about the dangers of using fireworks. Devastating hand injuries occur every year related to the average citizen setting off fireworks. Even sparklers can cause injuries, specifically burns. Did you know? Firework-related injuries range in severity from superficial burns to complete loss...

Healthy Minute: Avoid Surgery With Orthobiologics & Stem Cells
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Healthy Minute: Avoid Surgery With Orthobiologics & Stem Cells

Orthobiologics derive from substances like plasma and bone marrow that naturally occur in your body.  Medical professionals are increasingly using orthobiologics in an injectable form to relieve pain and promote healing. Learn more about orthobiologic treatment from Dr. Jason Sullivan, an orthopaedic surgeon at DMOS Orthopaedic Center. What orthobiologics are available at DMOS and what are...

Healthy Minute: How Can Physical Therapy Help Me?
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Healthy Minute: How Can Physical Therapy Help Me?

Are you experiencing pain and looking to take an active role in your recovery? Are you hoping to avoid surgery or prolonged use of potentially-addictive medications? If any of these situations apply to you, you may want to give physical therapy (PT) a try. Want to learn more about PT and how it can help...

Healthy Minute: 5 Tips to Prevent Running Injuries
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Healthy Minute: 5 Tips to Prevent Running Injuries

When you’ve been working hard logging those running miles, the last thing you want is to be sidelined by an injury. To help you stay injury-free while pounding the pavement, try these 5 tips from Rich Green, a physical therapist and Director of Physical and Hand Therapy at DMOS Orthopaedic Center: Start Slow and Follow...

Healthly Minute: Incorporate Foam Rolling Into Your Fitness Routine
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Healthly Minute: Incorporate Foam Rolling Into Your Fitness Routine

If you feel stiff and sore the morning after a hard workout – and who doesn’t from time to time? – you might want to try foam rolling. To learn more about how to add foam rolling to your fitness routine, check out these tips from Brent Mongar, a physical therapist at DMOS Orthopaedic Center....

Healthy Minute: Pain or Loss of Motion in Your Thumb Joint?
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Healthy Minute: Pain or Loss of Motion in Your Thumb Joint?

As we age, most of us experience some form of joint pain or inflammation, also known as arthritis. In fact, 80 percent of Americans over 65 experience osteoarthritis. (A common degenerative form of arthritis in which the cartilage at the end of the bone starts to deteriorate.) The thumb joint – or carpometacarpal (CMC) —...

Healthy Minute: Rehabilitating after ACL Reconstruction
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Healthy Minute: Rehabilitating after ACL Reconstruction

A torn anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) is one of the most common sports injuries – especially for athletes in sports like soccer, football, and basketball that require changing direction rapidly and stopping suddenly. It’s also one of the most common knee injuries in general for non-athletes and can occur while performing activities such as doing...

Hand & Upper Extremity
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Hand & Upper Extremity

As the primary tool with which you interact with the physical world, your hands are at risk for injury, overuse and degenerative arthritis. Even simple daily tasks can become a chore. Our specialized team of hand care experts will work with you to improve your function, so you can get back to living.

Healthy Minute: 5 Tips for Starting a Running Routine
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Healthy Minute: 5 Tips for Starting a Running Routine

Want to start your own running routine but not sure what to do? Try these 5 tips from Rich Green, a physical therapist and DMOS Orthopaedic Center’s Director of Physical and Hand Therapy, and you’ll be off to the races in no time! Start Slow If you are feeling great, you might be tempted to...

Healthy Minute: Heat vs. Ice – Which is Best?
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Healthy Minute: Heat vs. Ice – Which is Best?

To help recover from an injury, which should you reach for — the ice pack or the heating pad? Follow these guidelines from Rich Green, a physical therapist and DMOS Orthopaedic Center’s Director of Physical and Hand Therapy, and you’ll never have to wonder again: For an acute injury, apply ice. Why ice? Ice is...