Calling all athletes! JOIN US TUESDAY, OCTOBER 27th from 3:30 – 6:30 pm for Winter Sports Night at the Orthopedics and Rehabilitation Center. Take advantage of learning from our many providers. Meet with orthopedic providers, physical therapists, and our athletic trainer who will focus on what YOU need to do to address tight or weak […]

Like a fine wine, we’d all like to think we are getting better with age. The good news is that with a little bit of effort and exercise, you can prevent many of the pitfalls associated with aging – including falls! There is plenty of evidence to show that exercise helps people at any age. […]

The answer is YES! A supervised strength training program is a safe and effective way for children to increase strength and performance. Many health care and fitness groups like the American Academy of Pediatrics, American College of Sports Medicine, the American Orthopedics Society of Sports Medicine, and National Strength and Conditioning Association all support the […]

If you are reading this blog, you probably have some concerns about your health, but the problem of osteoporosis may not be high on that list of concerns. As a consequence of having osteoporosis, you have an increased chance of breaking a bone. We tend to think of broken bones as more of an inconvenience […]

Even here in Vermont, heat-related illness can be a major issue for athletes. Consequences range from decreased performance to death. In fact, heat stroke is the third leading cause of death in athletes after cardiac disorders and cervical spine trauma. It is important to recognize and treat heat illness before major complications arise. Equally important […]

Muscle pulls, or more accurately strains, are the most common injury sustained in sports. A muscle strain typically occurs suddenly with rapid onset of pain. Most often, the mechanism is a rapid contraction of the muscle group while it is getting longer. A very common occurrence is a hamstring strain that happens when the leg […]

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 […]

With the winter weather finally winding down after a brutally cold several months, many Vermonters are starting to look outdoors to begin their training for the upcoming running season. Every year, the longer days and warmer weather triggers an increase in running and with this there is often an increase in a series of diagnoses […]