post op

Post-Op Shoulder Exercises should only be implemented once your M.D instructed you to do so. Here are some good exercises to help you recover faster…     Shoulder Flexion – Finger Walk or Wall Crawl Stand facing the wall, Walk the fingers of your surgical hand up the wall. Step closer to the wall as…

ankle sprain

Ankle Sprains: These rehabilitation exercises will get you back on your feet Ankle Sprains can be very painful, and the recovery can take time. That is why we wanted to share a couple very useful ankle sprains rehab exercises with you. mThey will enable you to return to sports or normal activity faster! The steps…

mental blocks

Mental Blocks in young athletes are more common than we think. Kids should be taught to overcome these mental blocks by first recognizing that there is a conscious (cognitive) mind and the unconscious (automatic) mind. The unconscious mind is a hard one to manipulate. The conscious mind can be helped by a sports psychologist, parent,…

ski trip

Ski Trip during spring break? – Knee injuries are a common travel companion. Be careful! Spring Break is upon us. And many families are trying to get away from the lockdown. Local mountains, a trip to Mammoth or Lake Tahoe makes all faces smile. But during the ski season knee injuries usually increase. The reason…

cartilage restoration

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…

ACL tears

ACL tears in young children are on the rise. While reconstructive surgery is usually used in adults, non-operative treatment is recommended for children, at least initially. While a child is still growing, their joints are very different than a fully-grown adult. They are different anatomically and physiologically in many ways.  Children knee injuries including Anterior…

surgery

Surgery planned? – 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…

injury rehab

Injury Rehab: How to get back into the game healthy.. It’s all about injury rehab and how to get back into the game healthier these days. You want to be stronger than ever, and able to withstand regular play. That’s the key to injury rehab done right. Treating the injured athlete will require the use…

growth plate

“Growth Plate Injuries can often be mistaken as a sprain” Co-Director West Coast Sports Medicine Foundation Director, Orthopedic Foot & Ankle Young athletes are either still growing or have only recently reached skeletal maturation. On average, females obtain their full height at age fourteen, and males at age sixteen. However, there is a wide range…

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