Why Conditioning Matters! A year-around or preseason conditioning program is important for all athletes – weekend warriors and serious competitors alike! And here is my medical advice as to why that is… Weight lifting is key to prevention, and all athletes are considered beginners unless they have strength training incorporated into their program. At an…

agility

Agility and speed training is probably the most important training that any athlete will benefit from. This should be done during the season and off-season. If the child has an opportunity to play another sport, it is suggested that he or she sign up for track and file because the activity provides excellent aerobic conditioning,…

cartilage

Cartilage Restoration: How surgery can help you regain movement The Cartilage Restoration Center is headed by Keith S. Feder, MD and Carol Frey, MD. These two orthopedic surgeons have further developed an advanced treatment center for post traumatic osteoarthritis chondral injuries and osteochondritis dissicans of the knee, ankle (talus), shoulder, elbow and hip. Dr. Feder…

surgery

Considering Surgery? – You should read this first! Before a recommendation for surgery is made, a trial of non-operative treatment is usually appropriate. Non-operative treatment may include activity modification, braces, orthotics, physical therapy, chiropractic treatment and or injections depending on the condition for which you are being treated. Right before you decide on surgery, you…

post-op protocol

Post-OP Procedures for ACL Reconstruction/Meniscus Repair Once you completed your ACL Reconstruction procedure or your meniscus repair operation, you need to follow a certain Post-OP protocol to expedite the healing process. Here is a good overview for what our practice recommends regards to Post-OP routine. A. Immediate Post-OP Protocol: – You will be scheduled as…

trampoline injuries

Trampoline Injuries: The hidden danger in our backyards Trampolines are simply danger waiting to happen. That’s why owners are, in some states, required to keep trampolines behind locked gates. Nearly 80,000 children ages fourteen and under were treated in hospital emergency rooms for trampoline-related injuries in 2008. Instruction is needed to jump safely along with spotters…

ligament injuries

Ligament Injuries: A comprehensive study of how these injuries should be treated   Director, Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Surgery West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation Let’s talk about ligament injuries. Ligaments attach bone to bone and provide stability to a joint. An injury to the ligament is called a sprain. There are three grades of ligament…

IRAP therapy

IRAP Therapy helps with knee pain and osteoarthritis IRAP Therapy – ever heard of it? – It’s a therapy that helps to reduce inflammation in a joint using your own blood. IRAP therapy is often used to manage chronic knee pain and osteoarthritis It can help reduce inflammation. At the West Coast Center for Orthopedic…

planned surgery

Planned Surgery: Important reminders what to do before it happens 1. Patient Evaluation This protocol applies specifically to shoulder and knee surgery cases for planned surgery. A comprehensive evaluation will be carried out first, a diagnosis is reached and option of treatment are discussed. Conservative treatment is carried out. If surgery is indicated and you…

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