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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...