The Most Common Teen Sports Injuries & Prevention Strategies
We love working with our teen, adult amateur and pro athletes (including the Ballet Arizona, where I serve as team physician). We also work with several amazing high school football teams throughout the season, including: Raymond S. Kellis Cougars Arizona Christian University Firestorm Greenway Demons Shadow Mountain Matadors Apollo Falcons Ironwood Eagles With teen athletes,…
Weight Training for Injury Prevention
Weight training is a key strategy for preventing injuries. The stronger we are, the less apt we are to become injured. Weight training builds bones, connective tissue, and muscle mass. The good news? It only takes two weight training sessions per week to reap the benefits. If you are concerned about losing bone or muscle…
Falls, Fractures and Aging: How to Avoid Fractures and How to Treat Fractures When They Occur
Sometimes a simple trip over a rug or slip on a wet floor can result in broken bones or fractures. Seniors are especially at risk for falls that result in these injuries. In fact, one out of every three people over 65 falls annually in the U.S., and falls account for 87 percent of all…
The True Cost of Workplace Injuries
When it comes to workplace injuries, worker’s compensation is just the tip of the iceberg. Do you know what costs are lurking below the surface? Learn the true cost of workplace injuries by taking a look at the infographic below prepared by the National Safety Council for National Safety Month, which is in June.
Primary Types of Injection Therapy in Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
Injection therapy is commonly used in orthopedic and sports medicine. Injection therapy can help provide relief for many conditions including arthritis, gout, bursitis, tendonitis and knee osteoarthritis. Injection therapy is often used as a conservative measure to surgery for some injuries and conditions. The graphic below details the two most common types of injection therapy…
Rotator Cuff Injuries with Dr. Brian Gruber
Rotator cuff injuries are very common. In this video, orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine doctor Brian Gruber, MD, MBA of Integrated Orthopedics in Phoenix, Arizona discusses rotator cuff injuries. Dr. Gruber covers what the rotator cuff is, how it can get injured, treatment options (including conservative, non-surgical methods and surgical methods), recovery time and the…
Injuries at Work: Successfully Navigating the Workers Compensation Process to Benefit Everyone
When injuries occur at work, it can be challenging to know how to navigate the process of workers compensation for both employers and employees. Our orthopedics practice specializes in treating workman’s comp injuries.
Walk Your Way to Health
Walking is one of the best and easiest ways to stay healthy and prevent injuries. It’s also a good activity to do when you are recovering from an injury and need to take it easy from your other regular physical activities such as swimming, running or biking.
Knee Surgery Meniscal Repair with Dr. Brian Gruber
Meniscal repair is one of the most common knee surgeries we perform at Integrated Orthopedics. It also has a fast recovery and is typically very successful. Watch this video to learn more about meniscal repair surgery with Dr. Brian Gruber, board certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine physician with Integrated Orthopedics in Phoenix, Arizona.
Rotator Cuff First Aid
Rotator cuff injuries affect many people. Athletes in certain sports can be prone to rotator cuff injuries. Rotator cuff injuries can be painful and slow to heal. Follow the steps below to prevent range of motion loss or “frozen shoulder.”
5 Fitness Wearables to Fit Your Needs
With so many fitness app options, it can be tricky to find the perfect app to fit your fitness needs. Integrated Orthopedics has rounded up a few of our favorites with apps for running, swimming, yoga and wearables that are budget friendly and best for those who like to mix up their activity.