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Degenerative Joint Disease / Dr. Anthony Deluise

Corticosteroid Joint Injections

My doctor says I may benefit from a steroid shot. What is that? 
Oh ok. So, what happens during the injection?
Does this injection hurt?

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Hand Therapy / Jodi Bergeron

Pain in the Brain

…………The more this new road is used by the brain, the old pathway is used less and less and weakens. This new way of thinking, feeling or doing becomes second nature. This process of rewiring your brain by forming new connections and weakening old ones is neuroplasticity. We are all capable of rewiring our brain with repeated and directed attention to desired change.

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/ Tanya Quaresma

My allergies just got picked up for another season!

When we talk about seasonal allergies, most people think of them as only being a problem in the spring. However, fall allergies also get…………3. Keep pollen out. Keep ragweed, or any pollen that triggers your allergy symptoms, out of your house. Several ways to

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Hand Therapy / Vicki Moitoso

Retraining the Brain using a Mirror Box

I know this sounds a little far fetched but the results can be dramatic. Using the mirror box as part of certain protocols and in conjunction with other therapeutic interventions, we have had good success increasing pain free range of motion with many of our patients. We have used the mirror box with a variety of patients and found it to be most effective with patients whose

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Health / Jessica Parker

Vitamin C and Wound Healing

Vitamin C, also known as L-ascorbic acid, is no longer just for the common cold. Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin that is naturally present in common foods, dietary supplements and even intravenous infusions.
The best source of Vitamin C is found…..

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Knee / Arlene Kavanagh


One of the most common knee complaints is a condition called patellofemoral pain syndrome (PFPS). It frequently presents as a dull, throbbing pain around the knee cap (patella). Some patients complain of a clicking sensation when sitting for a period of time and then standing. It can also cause buckling in the knee, where the knee “gives out” when walking or standing. There are many causes of PFPS, most of which can be attributed to one common denominator,….

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Sports / Dr. David Caldarella

A Summary of Sport Specialization in Youth Athletics

Parents and Guardians unfortunately are often unaware of these negative consequences of sport specialization and may feel such specialization will provide a greater athletic advantage in development of their skills and success. Quite frankly, it’s nearly the opposite. Studies show that children and adolescents actually increase their athleticism in specific sports via participating in multiple sports in rotation over the course of the calendar year. It is recommended to refrain from participating in any sporting activity of choice for 2-3 months entirely per calendar year towards adequate rest and “healthy away time” from any given sport of interest.

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August 30, 2018 / ORI Blog / Dr. Anthony Deluise

Dr. Anthony DeLuise and Reilly Loomis, PA-C, join the #BETTER #FASTER Podcast

Otho Rhode Island’s Anthony DeLuise Jr., MD and Reilly Loomis, PA-C join moderator Dr. Michelle Collie of Performance Physical Therapy on the #Better #Faster podcast to explore the role that orthopedics plays in dealing with osteoporosis.

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Sports / Dr. Charlotte Moriarty


…….The majority of concussions (80%-90%) resolve quickly, usually within 7-10 days. Due to incomplete brain development, children and adolescents are susceptible to an extended resolution period. When concussion symptoms persist beyond 30 days, an athlete is said to…………..

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