Preventing injuries and keeping athletes on the field are key priorities for all athletes and sports medicine specialists. Lower extremity injuries are common in high school sports — and are costly. Some of these injuries result in long-term problems, such as early onset arthritis. Others have poor outcomes. Injury prevention is important to keep athletes […]

May is National Osteoporosis Month. I would like to talk about the importance of preventing fractures. Osteoporotic fractures are common, can be painful, and result in limiting a person’s activities. Our goal is to prevent a fracture before it happens. When you experience an osteopathic fracture, you significantly raise your risk for another fracture. Our […]

Jennifer Levy, PT, physical therapist at the UVM Medical Center, talks about physical therapy as an alternative treatment option for pain. Physical therapy treats the underlying causes of their pain rather than masking it. Many patients and physicians think non-opioid approaches such as physical therapy may be better in some cases. Listen to the interview […]