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Physical Therapy / Magdalena Matwijow

Blood Flow Restriction coming to Ortho RI!

About one year ago, I was scheduled to evaluate and treat a high level athlete who had suffered a complex meniscus injury that required surgical intervention. Together, we worked on resistance…

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Ankle & Foot / Dr. Tony Mechrefe       

Flatfoot Deformities

Flatfoot deformities can be very complex to understand, but I am going to break it down and simplify the problem. Flatfeet can first be divided into painful and non-painful flatfeet. If you have a flatfoot and there…..

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Interesting / Amanda McKenna

Are You Ready for Some (Fantasy) Football?!

September has arrived which means it is officially football season! For most of us, rooting for our local team, the New England Patriots, is enough entertainment. For those of us who need…

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September 7, 2022 / Sports / Kelly Teixeira

Sports and Strain

Fall is upon us, as much as we don’t want to accept it! Dunkin is advertising for pumpkin spice everything and NFL football officially starts tonight. Along with these signs, it also means Fall sports have also started. High school teams…

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August 31, 2022 / Physical Therapy / Natasha Sorrentino

How to Get the Best Recovery from Physical Therapy

While patience is the hardest issue to face while in recovery, the following guidelines can help guide you as a patient to the fastest and most efficient way to reach full rehabilitation quickly and easily.

• Be consistent and compliant with your home exercise program prescribed to by your therapist. This is the…

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August 25, 2022 / Exercise / Mike Lopes

Tips to Improve Recovery after Training

I know that these suggestions are not the trendiest things to read about, but they are the most effective and it doesn’t cost you anything. In most circumstances, there is nothing preventing you from drinking more water, sleeping more, being more disciplined with your diet and finally taking 10 minutes after your workout to do some gentle stretching.

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August 17, 2022 / Healthcare / Kyle Anderson

Ambulatory Surgery Centers – Is it right for me?

Outpatient surgical procedures, surgical cases not requiring post-operative hospitalization, have grown tremendously across the United States with continued growth on the horizon. The 129 million outpatient procedures performed in 2018 is projected to grow to…..

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August 8, 2022 / Exercise / Steve Rocha

Tips for Improving the Biceps Curl

In order to get the most out of the biceps curl, you must have a brief understanding of the anatomy of the biceps muscle group. The official anatomical name for the biceps is the “biceps brachii” which in common terms means “two-headed arm muscle.”

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August 4, 2022 / Joint Health / Dr. Roald Llado

What is Outpatient Joint Replacement?

Advancements in perioperative pain management protocols, regional anesthesia, and less invasive surgical techniques have allowed earlier mobilization and accelerated recovery after joint replacement. This has led to the concept of performing outpatient joint replacement procedures. Outpatient joint replacement essentially…

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