Orthopedic Institute Blog

Blood Flow Restriction Training for Physical Therapy

Posted on July 09, 2018

Most anyone who's every played with, coached or cheered for a sports team knows the drill - sports injuries happen in the blink of an eye. A torn ACL, ripped rotator cuff, strained Achilles tendon and any number of other strains, sprains and breaks can keep you sidelined for weeks and months. So...

3 Exercises To Strengthen Your Shoulders & Spine

Posted on June 28, 2018

Our arms and shoulders assist us with almost all of our daily activities, so it's easy to see why strong shoulder muscles are so important! Weak shoulders can increase your risk for injury at the gym or going about your day lifting kids, household items, grocery bags and more. Poor posture can...

Five Benefits Of An Orthopedic Walk-In Clinic

Posted on June 19, 2018

Injuries and illnesses don't always occur during business hours - but heading to the ER can be expensive and time-consuming. That's why walk-in clinics are so great! Where else can you get high-quality care, with less wait, without an appointment? That being said, not all walk-in clinics offer...

Osteoporosis In Men: The "Silent Disease" Affects You, Too

Posted on May 29, 2018

Think osteoporosis only happens to women? Think again. This "silent" disease affects men, too. According to the CDC, osteoporosis affects about 1 in 20 men over age 65. Osteoporosis can weaken bones to the point that a break can occur more easily. Broken hips are especially serious, causing...

Essential Strength & Stability Exercises For Female Golfers

Posted on May 02, 2018

 

An average golfer makes roughly 50-60 full swings per round. Each swing puts our joints near their end range of motion, particularly in the shoulders, spine and hips. If one does not possess the range of motion or strength to do this, then we put ourselves at additional risk of injury - which...

Shoulder Pain Relief: What You Need To Know

Posted on April 02, 2018

The shoulder joint is one of the most complex areas in your body. It allows you to move your arms 360 degrees, and also provides the stability needed for all the bones, muscles, tendons and ligaments in your shoulders and arms to work together.  All this range of motion increases the likelihood...

5 Alternative Non-Surgical Treatments for Head & Neck Pain

Posted on March 15, 2018

Head and neck pain can occur for a variety of reasons. Some pain will go away with time, or through a change in lifestyle or behavior. But if you're dealing with head and neck pain that lasts more than a few days and doesn't improve with over-the-counter pain medicine, it's time to make an...

Hip Replacement Success Stories

Posted on February 27, 2018

Most people wouldn’t describe getting a hip replacement as a “walk in the park.” Weeks of rehab and struggling to get around can cause many people to put off getting a necessary surgery. However, Lee Goldammer and Tony Bosch had excellent experiences with OI when they decided to pursue anterior...

How To Tell When Your Child's Elbow Injury Is Serious

Posted on February 22, 2018

Kids have a way of getting into all kinds of mishaps. Whether it's a fall from the monkey bars or trampoline, a collision playing sports or simply wrestling with the dog - elbow injuries are common with children. They can involve three bones: the humerus (upper arm), the radius and the ulna...

6 Tips for Reversing Your Shoulder Pain

Posted on December 31, 2017

Shoulder pain—for many of us it's just a fact of life. But when it's keeping you from enjoying your daily activities, it may be time to try some useful remedies.

Try out some of these options for reversing shoulder pain.