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April 7, 2022 / Joint Health / Brenda Burke

What Is a Rheumatologist and Do I Need to See One?

A rheumatologist is a medical doctor who is trained in both the diagnosis and treatment of many different musculoskeletal diseases as well as systemic autoimmune diseases. These diseases not only affect the bones, joints, muscles and soft tissues, but can also affect various internal organs including the eyes, skin, kidneys, nerves, heart and lungs.

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March 31, 2022 / Sports / Macy Roderick

The Rise of Pickleball

Spring is upon us! As the sun starts to shine brighter and the days are getting longer, we are itching to get back outside to enjoy the weather. In the recent years, the sport of pickleball has become increasingly popular among all ages.
The best way to describe pickleball is a mix of tennis and ping pong. The court is smaller than a tennis court with a shorter net. The ball is….

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March 24, 2022 / Nutrition / Brooke Ramsier

Nuts About Chicken

With Springtime upon us, it’s almost time for grilling season. But until then, here is a quick and tasty chicken recipe that you can make inside while you stay dry. My sisters and I stumbled upon this recipe years ago in one of our mother’s cooking magazines and have been hooked since. I hope you enjoy!

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March 17, 2022 / Physical Therapy / Dr. J. Winslow Alford

Shoulder GIRD: Mechanical Imbalance from Internal Rotation Loss

Over the years of helping people recover from shoulder surgery and injuries, I’ve noticed an under emphasis on regaining symmetric internal rotation of the shoulder joint, which is key to achieving healthy balanced shoulder mechanics. On a very basic level, this is measured by our ability to raise our thumb behind our back up to our shoulder blade (scapula).

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March 10, 2022 / Exercise / Ken Furcolo

The Health Benefits of Yoga

Yoga is briefly defined as a series of exercises and movements that create increased flexibility and strength. It is based on a variety of postures and breathing techniques.  Yoga can provide both physical and mental benefits of people of all ages. It may be used on a routine basis to promote a more healthy lifestyle or as a rehab tool after surgery or illness.

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March 3, 2022 / Express / Chelsea McClure

Ortho RI Express

OrthoRI Express is a walk-in clinic for acute orthopedic pain and injuries. We are available during our normal business hours and until 8pm on weekdays, and from 12pm-5pm on Saturdays. You can call ahead for a time slot or walk in.

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February 24, 2022 / Interesting / Kathleen Lott

The Wonderful World of Adaptive Sports in New England

A debilitating injury or medical condition can drastically change a person’s ability to pursue activities which they previously enjoyed. The loss of the ability to participate in activities, sports, and pastimes that previously brought joy are sometimes just as hard to come to terms with as the injury itself. Accessing outdoor spaces with a disability or even a temporary injury, can be a daunting task. Accessibility issues such as parking, increased distance between parking space and destination, limited or inadequate walkways for mobility aides such as wheelchairs, walkers, canes, and crutches, and uneven surfaces such as sand, gravel, stairs can significantly reduce access to the great outdoors. The world of adaptive sports can open doors to participation in outdoor recreation again.
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February 16, 2022 / Exercise / Tod Wright

Running into Spring

With the fleeting moments of 50- and 60-degree weather that we experienced on Saturday, before we got hit with “one to two inches of snow,” it got me thinking about Spring and how many people make the choice to get more active in the nice weather. Every Spring I watch many of my neighbors get out and start running, to only see it last a few weeks. So, I chose to write this blog post on how to prepare yourself to have a more successful uptick in activity if you find yourself choosing to RUN into Spring.

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February 10, 2022 / Surgery / John Rodger

Postoperative Optimization

I am often asked, “How can I prepare for my surgery?” In my experience the answer is multifactorial. I have seen thousands of patients recover from total joint replacement. Commonalities certainly exist among….

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