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May 31, 2023 / Health / Tessa Carey

5 quick facts and tips to maximize your summer success

Living in the ocean state has its perks that we get to take full advantage of all year round. As we pass through Memorial Day weekend and the summer season is quickly approaching, it is important to be mindful of good, healthy habits to maintain throughout the warmer months ahead.

Here are…

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May 24, 2023 / Joint Health / Guest Blogger

Robotic-assisted Joint Replacement Surgery… An AI Perspective

Joint replacement surgery is a common and effective treatment for patients with severe arthritis or joint injuries that affect their mobility and quality of life. However, conventional joint replacement surgery has some limitations and challenges, such as the risk of infection, implant loosening, misalignment, and revision surgery.


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May 17, 2023 / Bone Health / Chris Chihlas


We all see fractures nearly every day in orthopedic practice. But why do we sometimes see abundant healing callus and sometimes not on the x-rays?  Let’s shed some light on the biology of fracture healing to answer this question.

Generally, there are three….

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May 9, 2023 / Interesting / James Noon

I am having an ultrasound guided cortisone injection. What should I be expecting?

Ultrasound guided injections are a very commonly used practice, especially when it comes to orthopedics. They are used to administer medication, pull fluid out of a joint for analysis and symptomatic relief, and occasionally for diagnostic purposes. Overall, injections themselves can be very scary, however providers who commonly operate the ultrasound to administer injections are always open to giving as much information and walking you through the process so that you have a pleasant experience and get some much-needed pain relief!

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May 3, 2023 / Sports / Peter Morris

Warm-up Golf Stretches

The warmer temperatures are coming which means that golf season is upon us. Our bodies may have been hibernating, so before we hit that ball off the tee at the driving range or the first tee at the golf course we should do some simple stretches to prevent any injuries.

One great….

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Physical Therapy / Ellen Girouard

Runner’s Talk: How to Optimize your Running Performance with Physical Therapy

As they say, “April showers bring May flowers” but what does May also bring?… Nothing but beautiful weather for all you runners out there!
As a casual and competitive…

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April 19, 2023 / Hand Therapy / Casey Ashby

Dry Needling and Hand Therapy: Do They Go Hand in Hand?

In conclusion, hand therapy and dry needling are two highly effective forms of therapy that can be used together to treat a range of hand and upper extremity conditions. By combining these two approaches, patients can reduce pain, improve range of motion, and speed up recovery time. There is a growing body…

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April 11, 2023 / Sports / Bianca Sechio

Benefits of Routine Stretching

One of the most important things to do on a regular basis is stretching. Everyone has been told to do it, probably even by your own voice in your head. I can count a number of times I have heard someone say, “I should…

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April 4, 2023 / Hand Therapy / Kaitlyn Dahlborg

Dry Needling for the Arm & Hand

Dry needling is a minimally invasive therapeutic modality that uses a fine point needle to target and promote healing in symptomatic tissues. On a neurophysiological level, dry needling creates small lesions to the identified inflamed and irritated tissues it penetrates which in turn facilitates self-healing immune responses of increased microcirculation and inflammatory mediators. It has been shown to decrease pain, reduce…

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