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June 12, 2024 / Bone Health / Joseph Rocheleau

Understanding Arthritis: Energy Conservation and Joint Protection Strategies

Arthritis is a common condition that affects millions of people worldwide. It involves inflammation of the joints, leading to pain, stiffness, and reduced mobility. There are several types of arthritis, with osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis being the…

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June 6, 2024 / Health / Michael Butler

The Use of Patient Education to Help Navigate the Physical and Mental Hurdles After Orthopedic Surgery

Injuries happen and the natural wear and tear process of aging or work-imposed physical demands are inevitable. Our joints and muscles are stressed over time, but often times conservative management and treatment, including rest, activity modification, medication, physical or occupational therapy, and/or injections help combat those effects and allow people to maintain and return to their prior level of function with a satisfactory quality of life.

In some instances, failed…

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May 29, 2024 / Health / Jacob Carlson

The Power of Prevention: Why It Trumps Treatment Every Time

In the ongoing pursuit of health and wellness, prevention stands as a cornerstone of proactive healthcare. By prioritizing preventive measures, individuals can not only optimize their health but also contribute to the collective well-being of communities and societies at large. As we navigate the complexities of modern living, let us remember that the greatest victories in health are often won not in the treatment room, but in the everyday choices we make to concentrate on prevention.

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May 23, 2024 / Exercise / Joy DeSousa

Why am I not getting stronger? Progressive Overload and the RPE Scale Explained

A common complaint in the strength and conditioning world is that one’s body is not adapting or changing the way one hoped it would. You could be doing all the right things like….

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May 15, 2024 / Physical Therapy / Corey Assanti

Recovering Strong: What Can Physical Therapy Do for My Orthopedic Condition?

Orthopedic injuries, including surgery or chronic pain, can be a setback. But with the right approach to physical therapy, recovery is….

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Exercise / Kyle Halavik

Move Your Body, Boost Your Mood: How Fitness Can Be Your Mental Health Ally

We all know that exercise is good for our physical health. It strengthens our bodies, improves cardiovascular health, and helps us manage weight. But did you know that fitness can also be a powerful tool for boosting your mental well-being?

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May 2, 2024 / Back Pain / Maher El Khatib

How We Create Unique Pain Management Plans for Our Patients ……..(We start by listening.)

No one should live with chronic pain! Dr. Maher El-Khatib, Pain Management Specialist at Ortho Rhode Island, offers a wide variety of options to treat your pain – pain from the top of your head, down to the bottom of your feet!

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April 24, 2024 / Exercise / Caroline Cardosa

The Benefits of Swimming for our Health

As summer approaches and warmer days are coming, many Rhode Islanders want to cool off in the pool or the ocean. Swimming is not only a fun pastime but a great activity for your health, including your orthopedic well-being. It can also be…

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April 16, 2024 / Exercise / Matthew Nye

Shiko: Sumo Wrestling Life Hack for Strong Healthy Legs

Shiko is a traditional exercise used by rikishi (sumo wrestlers) to develop strength, balance and
flexibility in their lower extremities. Shiko is performed by slowly raising one leg up, holding for

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