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Get to Know / Anthony Deluise

Lymphedema

What is lymphedema? It is a protein rich swelling that develops due to damage to the lymphatic system or a congenital malformation of the lymphatic system during fetal development. The basic function of the lymphatic system involves circulation and immunity. The lymphatic vessels move fluid out of our tissues. Dead cells, protein molecules, bacteria and other waste products are collected. The protein rich fluid gets transported back to the ….

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Hand Therapy / Anthony Deluise

Celebrate Hand Therapy Week!

June 4-10 is Hand Therapy Week! Read this to find out why you should see a hand therapist… And check out this short video on how to protect your hands while gardening Hand therapy is available at multiple locations within OrthoRI including Providence, Wakefield, and Warwick. For more information about hand therapy, including specific conditions […]

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Exercise / Mike Lopes

Old Man Strong! 2.0

It was probably one the happiest and most satisfying gym days of my life. Never had I lifted that much weight and there are very few feelings that compare to PR’ing (personal record) a lift. What I decided to do next in my training was take a break!

What? Why? So close?

There were a couple of reasons why ……..

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/ Orthopedics Rhode Island

The State of Arthritis in Rhode Island

About 53 million adults in the United States have doctor-diagnosed arthritis making it our nation’s most widespread health condition. That number is expected to balloon to more than 78 million by 2040. National Arthritis Month is observed every May to help spread the word about joint health, prevention, and treatment. At Ortho Rhode Island, we see firsthand the toll that […]

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Exercise / Kelly Teixeira

Back in the saddle again!

Despite the rain, the weather is slowly warming up here in New England… finally! So what better way to see the state and enjoy the weather than hitting your local bike path? According to the RIDOT website “in the past 20 years RIDOT has built an impressive network of bike paths, offering more then 60 miles of off-road cycling in all regions of the state.”

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ORI Blog / Orthopedics Rhode Island

Dr. Anthony DeLuise joins the #BETTER #FASTER Podcast

Dr. Anthony DeLuise, Ortho Rhode Island hand surgeon joins moderator Dr. Michelle Collie of Performance Physical Therapy on the #Better #Faster podcast. Together they explore common orthopedic hand conditions and injuries including carpal tunnel, trigger finger, and tendonitis, as well as the roles of surgical, non-surgical and physical therapy treatment options.  

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Exercise / Cindy Napier

PERIODIZATION TRAINING

One way to ensure optimal gains in conditioning, strength and power is to periodize a strength training program. Periodization involves dividing the training process into specific phases. In order to do this, we can modulate variables such as volume (sets and number of repetitions) as well as the intensity within each phase of the training cycle. There are several …..

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Physical Therapy / Kyle Anderson

JUST PUT SOME TAPE ON IT!

The use of K tape in the rehabilitation setting is widely accepted as an effective tool to decrease pain, inhibit/facilitate muscles, and provide lymphatic drainage. K taping is frequently seen in all levels of sports including college, professional, and the Olympics. It is extremely versatile in its application and can be used on all parts of the body.

K-tape is effective for…..

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Physical Therapy / Anthony Deluise

JUST PUT SOME TAPE ON IT

The use of K tape in the rehabilitation setting is widely accepted as an effective tool to decrease pain, inhibit/facilitate muscles, and provide lymphatic drainage. K taping is frequently seen in all levels of sports including college, professional, and the Olympics. It is extremely versatile in its application and can be used on all parts of the body.

K-tape is effective for…..

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