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February 21, 2024 / Knee / Jessica DiNoro

Navigating Physical Therapy After Total Knee Arthroplasty

The initial post-operative phase, especially the first month, lays the groundwork for a successful recovery.

During the first weeks….

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February 14, 2024 / Ankle & Foot / James McCormick

What Does Smoking Have To Do With My Foot Surgery?!?!

Imagine being on crutches for 4 weeks following foot and ankle surgery. Imagine the inconvenience and the potential loss of income due to having surgery. Now imagine, you are not…

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February 7, 2024 / Exercise / Elizabeth O'Brien

Baby It’s Cold Outside…Now Get Out There!

Now, we all know how difficult it can be to get outside in the winter. Re-frame your mindset and commit to a simple routine. Don’t have an hour to spare? How about 15 minutes? Even this amount of time can make a difference. With the frigid temperatures, set yourself up for success with the right gear.

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January 30, 2024 / Health / Brittany Voccio

Three Small Changes that can have a Big Impact on Overall Health

My hope is that these tips can help you to see that making some small changes can give you big results. Start small, choose the one that you think is the most realistic for you to accomplish and start there!

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January 24, 2024 / Health / Jared Sauve

Upper Crossed Syndrome

…can also provide ergonomic education of work stations to reduce musculoskeletal disorders often sustained from prolonged or awkward postures. Staying active, taking frequent posture breaks at work and implementing a strengthening and stretching program targeting core muscles can be highly effective in keeping our bodies in balance and pain free.

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January 17, 2024 / Hand/Wrist / Ashley ORourke

Could my wrist pain be DeQuervain’s?

De Quervain’s tenosynovitis is swelling of the tendons that run along the side of the wrist and attach to the base of the thumb. The role of these tendons is…

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January 11, 2024 / Back Pain / Peter Pizzarello


Pain in and around the hip area is an extremely common reason to see an orthopedic surgeon. In my practice, I see many patients who seek help with pain at their hip. It seems logical that pain around the hip is coming from the hip,

But I say, NOT SO FAST…

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January 4, 2024 / Exercise / Mercedes Godin

New Year, New Fad: The Cold Plunge

The Cold plunge, also known as the Polar Bear Plunge, is a popular tradition that many people participate in to ring in the New Year. They do this by submerging into a body of cold water only before racing out to warmth under a blanket and a cup of hot cocoa. This New Year’s Day tradition has many proven benefits and has become something that more individuals are incorporating into their fitness routines. While there are….

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December 27, 2023 / Health / John Arruda

New Year’s Resolutions

It is almost New Year’s Eve and that means it is time to decide on a New Year’s Resolution! Making lifestyle changes can be difficult, but they can be simplified and personalized to you. The important part is making an effort to improve oneself, even if it’s a minor goal.

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