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At Blue Hills Sports & Spine Rehabilitation, we regularly treat people that participate in CrossFit and have developed some type of injury. Does this mean CrossFit is bad for you? Does this mean that you are more at risk for injury while participating in CrossFit? These are questions we get all the time...and the answer to both of them is generally "NO". In many of the patients that we see with CrossFit related injuries, the problems that have are related to old injuries that were ne...
Posted on 2016-11-22
The dependence on opioids is a problem in the United States. There has been much talk about alternatives to opioids, but despite the rhetoric, things don’t seem to change. I came across an article in the New York Times Health section that covered this topic specifically. The title caught my eye…“New Ways to Treat Pain Meet Resistance”.  I thought I may be reading about some  new, cutting edge approaches to the management of pain and ways to avoid opioid abuse. ...
Posted on 2016-06-23
Delayed onset muscle soreness (D.O.M.S) is one of the top reasons that people STOP a new exercise program. For patients in physical therapy, especially those that are not regular exercisers, it can be a scary outcome to the start of treatment. What happens and what causes it? Should you be concerned? This quick Q&A in the NYTimes Well blog does a nice job explaining some of the science behind it, but what you need to know is that it is very normal and it will go away. So if you are new to ex...
Posted on 2015-11-04
The number of joint replacements performed per year continues to grow and it is anticipated that as the average life span continues, and people continue to remain more active than they have in previous generations that the number will continue to grow. As a matter of fact, there have been articles that have shown some concern as to whether or not there will be enough access to surgeons to actually perform this growing number of replacements! The question we hear often from patient is “Whe...
Posted on 2015-10-13
The American Physical Therapy Association 2020 Vision Statement suggests that “physical therapists and physical therapist assistants will render evidenceā€based services throughout the continuum of care and improve quality of life for our society.” Make sense right?? I know if I am having anything medical done, I would like “evidence” to be part of the thought process from the clinician rendering the services. Despite how much sense this makes, you would be very surprise...
Posted on 2013-08-29
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