We all know that it takes “a long time” to become a practicing orthopedic surgeon, but how long? Many people shy away from undertaking the profession due to the length of time it takes to achieve the goal. Here is what it takes to become an orthopedic surgeon. The educational...Read More about How to Become an Orthopedic Surgeon
Cycling is a good low impact exercise whether you are hitting the trails outside in preparation for RAGBRAI at the end of the month, or inside on a stationary bike. Biking is a good activity for those who have arthritis, as it places less pressure on the joints. Bikers can...Read More about 3 Common Cycling Injuries and What to do About Them by Matt Moritz, PA-C
It is probably a safe bet to say that a large number of patients hear “you have to exercise on a regular basis” when they visit their family physician, especially if they have some medical issues. But where to find the time? People are busier than ever with work, family,...Read More about "You Have to Exercise on a Regular Basis"
Studies have shown that men (or women) who continue to play sports and exercise in midlife continue to be more active as they get older. The benefits of a team sports session may even outweigh a run on the treadmill or a trip to the gym. Gym workouts boost cardiovascular...Read More about Get In The Game!
Now that we are in the warmer weather, you have probably already seen people riding their bikes, especially the kids! In this time of social distancing, it is also an excellent way to get some exercise with your friends or family while still staying a safe distance apart. Bicycle riding...Read More about Bicycle Safety
We all know that kid from elementary who was able to bend their fingers back more than we thought was humanly possible. When you reacted, they would respond “Oh, I’m double jointed”. The term double jointed implies that a person with unusual flexibility has twice the average number of joints...Read More about Are You "Double Jointed"?
Everyone has a different reaction to being referred to physical therapy by their physician. Some firmly believe in the benefits of therapy while others are a bit skeptical. Quite often in orthopedics, physical therapy is among the first treatments the physician will order to start the process of strengthening and...Read More about The Many Benefits of Physical Therapy
We all know that cancer and heart disease can be deadly, but we often ignore another common health danger that puts lives at risk: Falling. People don’t understand how devastating falls can be if they cause injuries, and the older than 65 group isn’t the only one at risk. Physicians...Read More about Are You a Fall Risk?
Dehydration is so much more than just being thirsty. 75% of Americans are chronically dehydrated. By the time you “feel” thirsty, you are already dehydrated. Not drinking enough water – not coffee or pop – but pure water, can lead to fatigue, slow down metabolism, affect cognitive functioning, and contribute...Read More about Dehydration and Joint Pain
Yoga is a form of exercise developed some 5000 years ago in India. It is a low-impact, stretching and stability exercise using intentional breathing and pose repetition. Yoga is a great way to exercise daily and reap the innumerable benefits that it offers both physical and mental. It helps relieve...Read More about The Exercise of Yoga