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Skater _Blog

Safe Skating: Preventing Ice Sport Injury

It’s winter sports season again! Figure skaters, hockey players, and recreational skaters are all ready to tie on their skates and enjoy the ice. But before you hop on the rink, check out advice from orthopedic surgeon Jeffrey Zilberfarb, MD, on staying safe during ice sports. From falls to frostbite, you’ll want to keep yourself protected.

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Benefits of Dynamic Stretching

Whether you’re warming up before a big game or looking for exercises to relieve chronic pain, a dynamic stretching routine will provide many benefits. Dynamic stretching, in which you move through a range of motion, provides a full body warm-up, increases your flexibility, activates your stability and core muscles, and helps you improve your range of motion. Dynamic stretching challenges your muscles and will allow you to perform better on the field or in everyday life.

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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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Football

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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