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July 17, 2024 / Shoulder / Dr. Matthew Plante

Remplissage Procedure for Treating Shoulder Dislocations

A shoulder dislocation is a very common injury seen in young athletes. Even if the shoulder is “popped back in” without too much issue, studies have shown anywhere from a 70 to 100% chance of subsequent dislocations in individuals under….

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July 9, 2024 / Exercise / Dr. Eric Walsh

How to Prevent, Recognize and Treat Heat Illnesses

While there are few conditions that arise from prolonged heat exposure and overheating, they are worth addressing. All are serious and potentially dangerous, and one can even be life threatening.
It is a known fact that climate change is happening, and it’s happening a lot faster than experts had predicted. Just this last year there have been thousands of heat records broken all over the globe. Knowing…

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July 3, 2024 / Joint Health / Courtney Wagner

Managing Recovery after Total Knee Replacement

Recovering from total knee replacement surgery requires dedication to following medical advice, commitment to rehabilitation both before and after procedure, and patience with the healing process. By taking proactive steps to create a plan, manage pain, engage in physical therapy, and maintain a healthy lifestyle, you can significantly improve your chances of achieving a full and successful recovery and and get back to doing the activities you love!

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June 26, 2024 / Exercise / Dr. Charlotte Moriarty

The Benefits of Exercise

If exercise could be packaged into a pill, it would be the single most widely prescribed and beneficial medicine in the world. Exercise is defined by Oxford as “activity requiring physical effort, carried out to sustain or improve health and fitness.” Exercise has a myriad of benefits for physical health, mental health, and metabolic health. Let’s break them down.

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June 20, 2024 / Healthcare / Anthony DeLuise

RI Healthcare NEEDS Help!

 Many years ago in RI, the Office of the Health Commissioner was established – OHIC.  One of their purposes was to put a ceiling on healthcare premiums.  Fantastic idea and I am all for it.  However, it has not worked out.  Inflation is…

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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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