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Take the Stress Out of Fractures

Monday, September 17th, 2018

A fracture is a broken bone. A bone may be completely fractured or partially fractures in a number of ways: crosswise, lengthwise, or in multiple pieces.   Stress-Free Fracture Prevention A diet rich in calcium and Vitamin D promotes bone strength, which includes dairy products, green vegetables, salmon, and some fortified foods. Visit the National […]

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Making Health a Habit with PT

Thursday, July 26th, 2018

Each year, an estimated 126 million healthcare visits are from musculoskeletal injuries and chronic conditions, according to the Bone and Joint Initiative USA. So over a million people could benefit from physical therapy.   Only about 10% of the musculoskeletal patient population use physical therapy services. The average PT course of care is 12 to […]

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Stem Cell Treatment for Athletes

Look Who’s Using Regenerative Medicine

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

Stem cell and platelet-rich plasma therapies are widely used in sports medicine. It is estimated that hundreds of NFL players across 32 teams have used regenerative medicine, averaging at least six players per team.   The NFL and Stem Cell Therapy  New York Jets running back, Chris Johnson, tore his meniscus and caused damage to […]

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FDA Stem Cell Research

FDA Stem Cell Studies

Wednesday, May 30th, 2018

“The safety and efficacy of the use of stem cells derived from peripheral blood or bone marrow for hematopoietic reconstitution are well established.” FDA commissioner Robert Califf, MD, said in a commentary recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine. Hematopoiesis is a combination of two Greek words, meaning “to make blood.” All cellular […]

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Amniotic Tissue Promotes Healing

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Cryopreserved biologic amniotic tissue has an emerging role in orthopedics. Amniotic tissue can be used in conjunction with regenerative medicine treatments, such as stem cell and PRP therapies, to help improve outcomes Doctors at Rush University School of Medicine wrote in 2016 in the American Journal of Sports Medicine: “Amniotic membranes have many promising applications […]

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Regenerating Aging Rock Star Athletes

Tuesday, May 29th, 2018

Playing sports can cause wear and tear on the body. The list of professional athletes who have confirmed or been reported to receive stem cell or PRP therapies is a virtual who’s who of athlete recipients. For hundreds of professional athletes, regenerative medicine is a regular part of their comeback from injury or a chronic […]

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DEA Drug Take Back 2018

DEA National Drug Take-Back Day: April 28

Thursday, April 19th, 2018

The Drug Enforcement Administration through the Drug Disposal Act safely collects and disposes of pharmaceutical controlled substances. DEA’s National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day, April 28, 10 am to 2 pm, is a safe, convenient, responsible way to dispose of expired or unused prescription drugs. Visit DEA’s official website, under Collection Site Near You for information in […]

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Signs that You Have a Broken Bone

Tuesday, March 20th, 2018

Some folklore is passed down from generation to generation within families. My grandmother insisted that “if you don’t throw-up, it isn’t broken.” I was finishing my bachelor’s degree from the University of Florida before heading to medical school at CU. When leaving a Gators football game, I fell, landed on and possibly fractured my outstretched […]

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PT Pre and Post-Operative Benefits

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Joint replacement is a highly successful operation for relieving symptoms in people suffering from shoulder, hip or knee osteoarthritis. Physical therapy before and after major joint replacement surgery improves postoperative outcomes and reduces complications.   Researchers in Ohio reviewed 4,733 Medicare cases involving total hip or knee replacements. The study’s authors estimated a 29% reduction […]

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DOC’s PT for Prevention and Recovery

Monday, January 22nd, 2018

Physical therapists (PTs) are highly educated, licensed healthcare professionals who can help patients reduce pain and improve or restore mobility, sometimes without surgery or the need for prescription medications.   At DOC, physical therapists teach patient guests how to prevent or manage their condition to achieve long-term health benefits. PTs work with individuals to prevent […]

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DOC’s Grand Slam Tennis Elbow Treatment

Thursday, January 4th, 2018

DOC’s Grand Slam Tennis Elbow Treatment Nearly 18 million people played tennis in the U.S. in 2015. Only 1 in 20 or 5% of all tennis players get tennis elbow.   Most people who are diagnosed with tennis elbow have never swung a tennis racquet.   Tennis elbow, lateral epicondylitis, is a painful condition of […]

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No Smoking Before and After Surgery

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Approximately 20% of the U.S. population smokes cigarettes. More than 440,000 people in the U.S. die each year from tobacco-related diseases. Smokers generally live 7 to 10 years less than nonsmokers. Cigarette smoking is a major cause of preventable disease. It is linked to heart and respiratory diseases, cancers, and bone, muscle, and joint damage, […]

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Pain Relief may cause Addiction Grief

Friday, December 8th, 2017

Pain Relief may cause Addiction Grief The United States has been fighting a losing war against drugs for decades.   The abuse of and addiction to prescription pain relievers, including opioids is a serious problem that affects the health, social and economic welfare of society.  About 7 to 8 million Americans abuse prescription drugs, according […]

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Parking Permits for the Disabled

Wednesday, July 12th, 2017

Disabled parking (DP) permits/placards help people with disabilities have easy access to places such as supermarkets, restaurants, shopping malls, medical facilities, and more. The disabled accessible spaces are required to connect to the shortest possible route to the building they serve. Disability is classified as having difficulty in bodily coordination or unable to see clearly. […]

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The Breakdown on Fractures

Wednesday, February 22nd, 2017

A fracture is a broken bone. A bone may be completely fractured or partially fractured in any number of ways. The severity of a fracture usually depends on the force that caused the break. The bone may crack rather than break all the way through or the bone may shatter.

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