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Basketball _Blog

Staying in the Game: Preventing Common Hand and Wrist Injuries in Basketball

Basketball season is just starting, but already players are sidelined with injuries. Hand and wrist injuries are particularly common in basketball because of the shooting, dribbling, catching, and rebounding that put the hands at risk. Dr. Hervey Kimball, a hand and wrist orthopedic specialist at NEBH, shares information about a few common basketball injuries and how to help prevent them.

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Bball _blog

Getting Back Into the Game after Injury

Getting back into your sport after an injury can be physically and mentally challenging. Luckily, as an athlete, you are already ahead of the game: athletes heal more quickly than non-athletes, and they tend to complete their physical therapy programs with more drive because of their motivation to play.

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Are You Ready for Some Football?

The NFL pre-season is underway, and although the regular season hasn’t even begun, many players have already suffered both minor and season ending injuries. Dr. Thomas Gill, former head team physician for the New England Patriots and orthopedic surgeon at NEBH, has seen a number of pre-season injuries first-hand. Here, he looks at a few of the most common injuries, how they occur, and ways to prevent them.

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Running _Heat

Competition Running in the Heat

Running outside during hot weather can be tough on your body. The warmer the weather, the more challenging it becomes to cool your body, so it is important to take precautions when running in the heat. Whether you are hitting the pavement on an ordinary day or are participating in a competitive race, we have some helpful tips.

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Swimming _Health _Blog

Three Health Benefits of Swimming

If you find yourself at a swimming pool, beach or lake this summer, take advantage and go for a swim. Swimming not only offers a method to cool off in warm weather, but it is also a great activity that can be done year round providing several health benefits. Susan Judge Burns, Nurse Practitioner at NEBH, outlines a few of the benefits.

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