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Prevent Heavy Backpack Strain: 6 Tips for Returning Students

As everyone’s thoughts turn to back-to-school, kids are getting ready to gear up after a (longer than usual) break. While we’re not sure exactly what school will look like in the fall, one ongoing concern for students is the strain and stress from heavy backpacks. While many schools are streamlining their books, especially at the […]

4 Key Ways We Prioritize Patient Safety Awareness at OHOW

Whether you’re undergoing an outpatient procedure, an overnight stay, or a therapy visit, patient safety awareness is our driving force. Our staff is deeply committed to deliver the safe care our patients expect and our organization relies on. Patient Safety Awareness Week is the perfect time to share our approaches that comprise the OHOW difference.

Beyond the Big Game: 4 Sports Injury Recovery Tips for Any Athlete

The Big Game marks the end of football season. Even though the Packers didn’t go all the way this year, chances are you tuned in to watch the show. We cheer, we yell, and we cringe at every tackle, hoping no one gets hurt. Just like professional athletes of any sport can get sidelined by […]

Keep Your New Year’s Resolution While Preventing Common Beginner’s Workout Injuries

January is here. Resolutions are in progress: the gym is packed, and everyone’s working on their fitness goals. Perhaps unsurprisingly, we often see quite a lot of workout-newbie injuries this time of year. Use these tips to prevent common beginner’s workout injuries and keep your fitness progress on track well into the New Year. The […]

8 Tips for Winter Joint Pain Relief

Do achy joints plague you during the coldest months? Does it seem like your knees, hips, and ankles feel sore whenever snow is falling? It’s not your imagination! Winter weather—particularly cold—can cause slow, achy joints, making it hard to get moving. If you’re looking for winter joint pain relief, here are eight tips to help […]

It Takes a Team: 4 Ways the Right Patient Support Staff Makes All the Difference

When you face an injury, you likely have one person on your mind—your medical provider. But the truth is, your orthopedic care isn’t only between you and your doctor. There is a whole team of patient support staff members who work hard to ensure you are satisfied throughout your experience. At the Orthopaedic Hospital of […]

Planning a surgery? Don’t forget to plan your recovery.

You did it! You made it through surgery and now you’ll need to stay off your feet for a few days and recuperate. But let’s remember that surgery can take a lot out of you, and how well you care for yourself over the next several weeks will make a huge difference in your comfort, […]

Childhood Obesity – Tips For Avoiding Long-Term Health Implications

Obesity is a problem. And, from the perspective of human evolution, a fairly recent one. The reason is simple enough—over the course of thousands of generations, we’ve evolved into ideal hunters and gatherers. Our bodies became finely-tuned machines designed for roaming the wild, searching for food, and in all other ways leading an exciting, nomadic […]