As the weather warms up, physical activity is increasing. Proper hydration is incredibly important for whatever activity you’re doing. The Vermont City Marathon is a great upcoming example of a physical activity that requires proper hydration before, during, and after the event. Performance has actually been linked to how hydrated the athlete is. First off, […]

May is National Osteoporosis Awareness & Prevention Month. Fifty-four million Americans have osteoporosis or low bone mass, putting them at risk for broken bones. Osteoporosis-related bone breaks cost patients, their families and the healthcare system $19 billion annually. When I ask women about what they fear the most about osteoporosis, they answer that it is the curvature […]

May is Arthritis Awareness Month. Millions of Americans suffer from arthritis or joint inflammation. Learn more about arthritis care at The UVM Medical Center. Is arthritis treatable or reversible? To answer this question we must first better understand what we mean when we use the term.  The musculoskeletal system is composed of bones that are linked […]

Torticollis, or “twisted neck” refers to a tightening of the muscles on one side of an infant’s neck. It results in a side-bent and rotated head and neck position. In babies, torticollis is common, and can range from mild to extreme. The good news is that through physical therapy, the effects of torticollis can be […]

Tendon injuries can be very painful and difficult to heal, even with rest, medications and physical therapy. David Lisle, MD, orthopedic sports medicine physician, describes another option that involves injecting your own blood into the injury as a way to stimulate healing. You can listen to an interview Dr. Lisle by clicking on the link below, or […]

This article was originally published on September 28, 2016 by Vermont Sports. First, you might feel some tingling in the thumb. You might think it’s normal and chalk it up to a long bike ride or a day climbing and bouldering. And it could be just that. However, with time, your hands may become weak […]