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National Physical Therapy Month

At New England Baptist Hospital, we are 100% devoted to keeping you moving. One way the experts at NEBH are able to do this is through our outpatient physical therapy program. In honor of National Physical Therapy month, Melissa DiTaranto, DPT, CMP, BS, a physical therapist at NEBH, discusses some common questions she receives from patients.

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Serving Up an Injury Free Tennis Season

The US Open Tennis Championship kicks off today and many of us are looking forward to watching all the action. Dr. Glen Ross, an orthopedic surgeon, shoulder and elbow specialist at NEBH, has a few tips to help avoid tennis elbow, an injury commonly experienced by both professional and casual athletes.

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Tour de France: Cycling Safely this Season

The 2014 Tour de France is underway, and several top cyclists have pulled out of the race due to injuries. In this grueling competition, common injuries are most often caused by cyclists crashing into each other and falling off their bikes. For casual cyclists, the most commonly reported injuries come from overtraining and improper bike fit. Scott Taylor, a physical therapist at NEBH and an avid cyclist, has the following tips to cycle safely this season.

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World Cup: Preventing Common Soccer Injuries

Soccer is an extremely popular international sport, and with the World Cup in full swing, it’s an exciting time to be a fan. Like any high intensity sport, there are a number of common injuries that can occur for both the professional and casual athlete. Dr. Courtney Dawson, orthopedic surgeon at NEBH, suggests the following tips to stay safe while on the field.

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5 Tips to Help Prevent Sports Hernias

June is Hernia Awareness Month, which focuses on providing hernia education on prevention and treatment options. One type of hernia is a sports hernia, which is a painful strain or tear of any soft tissue (muscle, tendon, or ligament) in the lower abdomen or groin area. Dr. Lisa Ferzoco recommends taking the following precautions to help prevent sports hernias.

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