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5 Healthy Habits in the Workplace

Sitting in a chair for 8 hours a day, 5 days a week can certainly take a toll on your body. Blackstone Orthopedics & Sports Medicine wants to provide you with tips for self-improvement month that will help you stay healthy and in shape at work. 1) Avoid the Snacks The snacks your coworkers place […]

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Health / Ortho Rhode Island

Staying Healthy at College

From studying for exams to playing sports and socializing on weekends, worrying about staying healthy may be the last thing on your mind. How do you think eating corn chips and pizza will affect your health when you’re trying to beat the flu? Taking care of your body will only improve your ability in school […]

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Health / Ortho Rhode Island

Preseason Training Tips

The Fall athletic season is quickly approaching and soon athletes will be playing in their first games. For most athletic teams, preseason is in full swing and coaches are doing their best to bring their teams together. Here are 3 tips from Blackstone Orthopedics & Sports Medicine for conquering preseason training. 1)  Get a training […]

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Back Pain / Ortho Rhode Island

Nutrition and Diet for a Healthy Back

The main component of your overall health includes good nutrition and a balanced diet. It may be surprising to most people that maintaining a healthy weight and diet play a major role in your back. This includes healing from injuries and preventing various problems. In order for bones to stay strong enough to support the […]

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Back Pain / Ortho Rhode Island

Easy Ways to Prevent Back Soreness while Gardening

If you’re gardening, mowing, and planting this summer, the daily yard work may be taking a toll on your body – especially your back. While you keep your garden looking gorgeous and healthy, Blackstone Orthopedics & Sports Medicine wants to provide you with 4 easy ways to garden smarter. 1)      Hold weight close to your […]

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Uncategorized / Ortho Rhode Island

How to Prevent 3 Common Exercise Injuries

Hitting hard pavement and trying to go large distances before you’re ready can result in serious injuries in knees, feet, and shins. Here are 3 common exercise injuries and Blackstone Orthopedics & Sports Medicine wants to show you how to prevent them. 1) Foot Injuries The foot can be affected by several different injuries including […]

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Health / Ortho Rhode Island

Smart Hydration: Sports Drinks vs. Water

Summer time means more activity outside such as fun runs and outdoor sports, so you may be thinking about stocking up on your favorite sports drinks. Before you do, this research may make you want to think again. According to the American Heart Association, Americans’ sugar diet is way too high. The average American consumes […]

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Get to Know / Ortho Rhode Island

Get to Know Dr. Bowman

Dr. Bowman joined Blackstone Orthopedics & Sports Medicine in 2000.   He earned his undergraduate degree from Morehouse College in 1988, and attended the University of California/Davis where he graduated specializing in Sports Medicine and General Orthopedics.  Dr. Bowman completed his orthopedic residency training at the University of Minnesota/ Minneapolis. He is board certified in orthopedic […]

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Joint Health / Ortho Rhode Island

Fuel and Nutrients that fuel joint health

As the summer months have approached, it is time for the outdoor activities to begin. Whether you are the sporty type or the sit back and relax kind of person, the inconvenience of joint pain can put a damper on your plans. Joint pain is a common issue that arises as a person reaches their […]

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