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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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Sledding _Blog

Get Moving this December

The winter months can be a challenging time to stay active, particularly if your children are on vacation and are eager to lounge around the house. Orthopedic surgeon William Mitchell, MD, offers some creative ways to fit in exercise that you can do by yourself or with your family.

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Have a Happy—and Healthy—Thanksgiving!

As the holiday season approaches, it’s exciting to visit family, catch up with friends, and share some delicious meals together. However, the holidays are a notoriously difficult time to stay healthy, from cold weather limiting exercise options to the tempting foods filling the markets. Learn how to stay active and survive the Thanksgiving feast without gaining weight.

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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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