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 […]

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 arthritis.  The musculoskeletal system is composed of bones that are […]

More than 800,000 people experience a lower extremity injury — injuries to the entire leg, foot, ankle, knee, or hip – every year in the United States. That’s troubling because these injuries are often disabling and costly. It is estimated that the cost of providing care for such injuries is nearly $567 million annually. For […]

Vermont winters can be long… so we may as well embrace the sports of the season and play! For some, winter is spent skiing and snowshoeing out in the woods. Others enjoy hockey or skating at the rink, or perhaps ice fishing at the local pond. Being prepared will make your time outside more comfortable […]

Click here to register for our Winter Sports Night happening on November 13, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by Safe Kids VT. Understanding the relevant anatomy is the key for successful treatment and prevention of musculoskeletal injuries. This blog is intended […]

Click here to register for our Winter Sports Night happening on November 13, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by Safe Kids VT. Which athletes are at greatest risk for tearing the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)? Athletes who play basketball, football, rugby, […]

Click here to register for our Winter Sports Night happening on November 13, 2014 from 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. It is free and open to the public. This event is sponsored by Safe Kids VT. (NOTE: This event has already happened). It is around this time of year that many Vermonters start checking the […]