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Running: Smart Steps For Runners to Avoid the Injury Blues

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Running is an ever-popular exercise activity. A day does not go by that I don’t see a person running on the side of the road or sidewalk. It requires minimal equipment and doesn’t demand a lot of time out of your busy day. People of all ages participate for general fitness or to train for …Read More

Fitness Files: Knee Health and Performance Cycling

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This is part of a series of guest blog posts about the health benefits of cycling. Guest contributor Bobby Bailey, Director Sportif of The Dealer.com Cycling Team and Head Coach at 1K2GO SPORTS, will provide advice, tips, and more in this regular series. For beginners and lifelong cyclists alike! My journey back to elite-level cycling …Read More

Youth Sports: Fueling the Young Athlete

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Event alert: The physical therapists, athletic trainers, and sports medicine physicians at Fletcher Allen Health Care’s Orthopedic Specialty Center on Tilley Drive will host a FREE Youth Sports Night on Thursday, June 5th from 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. If your middle or high school athlete is interested in taking part in the Youth Sports Night, please register at …Read More

Staying in the Game: Injuries in Youth Soccer and How to Prevent Them

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Event alert: The physical therapists, athletic trainers, and sports medicine physicians at Fletcher Allen Health Care’s Orthopedic Specialty Center on Tilley Drive will host a FREE Youth Sports Night on Thursday, June 5th from 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. If your middle or high school athlete is interested in taking part in the Youth Sports Night, please register at www.fletcherallen.org/sportsnight. Space is limited.  Call …Read More

Meniscus Tears: Understanding a Common Knee Problem

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Event alert: The physical therapists, athletic trainers, and sports medicine physicians at Fletcher Allen Health Care’s Orthopedic Specialty Center on Tilley Drive will host a FREE Youth Sports Night on Thursday, June 5th from 3:30 p.m.-6:30 p.m. If your middle or high school athlete is interested in taking part in the Youth Sports Night, please register at www.fletcherallen.org/sportsnight. Space is limited.  Call …Read More

Marathon Training: 7 Tips to Speed Your Race Recovery

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The Vermont City Marathon is fast approaching. For those running — whether it’s part of the relay or the whole 26 miles — we have tips to speed your race recovery: 1. Protect yourself from further injury. Walk as normally as possible. If you are limping, rest your injury, or you may need crutches to speed your recovery. …Read More

Event Alert: Youth Sports Night at the Orthopedic Specialty Center on June 5

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School is almost out, and fall sports may be a season away, but now is the ideal time to get ready. Why? Injury prevention is the key to a successful sports season. Many middle and high school athletes head into their pre-season practice sessions after spending the summer not being active with the right activities …Read More

Winter Olympics: What Is an Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injury?

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Knee and lower leg injuries are among the most common injuries seen in alpine skiing. The nature of these injuries has changed over time as equipment has evolved. In the past, tibia (leg) fractures were much more common. With the introduction of modern binding systems, we have seen the incidence of tibia fractures decrease, but …Read More

Winter Olympics: What Really Happens When Elite Skiers Injure Themselves

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The 2014 Winter Olympics are upon us, and Vermonters are eager to watch their favorite winter sports, especially downhill skiing. We will watch some of the world’s best ski racers triumph, but we also will inevitably see others sustain injuries from falls, catching an edge, and collisions with gates. Among Olympic-level competitors, common career-impacting injuries …Read More

Exercise for Bone Health

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Join Sheila Reid, PT MS, and Deedee Folsom, PT WCS, for our free class on “Exercise, Bone Health, and You” on October 28, 2013, from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Learn more and register here.  Exercise can improve strength, balance, endurance, posture and flexibility, but did you know that the right kind of exercise can also …Read More

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