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The Benefits of Occupation-Based Hand Therapy

Occupation-Based Hand Therapy

MidAmerica Orthopaedics’ Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) use occupation-based hand therapy to help patients return to a productive lifestyle. This type of hand therapy has benefits specific to improving the activities of daily living that a patient partakes in.

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5 Ways You Can Celebrate Family Health and Fitness Day This Weekend

Family Health and Fitness Day

Saturday, June 13, is Family Health & Fitness Day, which is celebrated the second Saturday in June each year. This fun, yet purposeful day promotes the importance of parks and recreation in keeping communities healthy.

At MidAmerica Orthopaedic, we’re encouraging you to celebrate this day, on your own or with your family, by getting active while practicing safe physical distancing.

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The Number One Call You Should Make When Injured at Work

injured at work

Knowing who to call if and when you experience an injury at work can mean the difference between a smooth recovery and a long and frustrating one. To receive comprehensive and efficient care, our Workers Compensation Program at MidAmerica Orthopaedics should be your number one call.

When you go to work each day, the last thing likely to be on your mind is getting an injury. But workplace injuries are actually extremely common. In fact, the National Safety Council reports that a worker is injured on the job every 7 seconds!

With statistics like that, the harsh reality is that the odds are high for experiencing a work injury yourself.

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National Physical Fitness and Sports Month: Consider PRP Therapy for Back Pain

prp therapy for back pain

In the final part of our blog series honoring National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, we’re covering a lesser-known non-invasive therapy for back pain: Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) therapy.

People who partake in physical fitness and sports often push their bodies to the limit. This dedication helps them reach their goals, but it can sometimes also leave them with unwanted pain or injuries. This wear and tear can frequently present itself as back pain.

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National Physical Fitness and Sports Month: A Look at Rotator Cuff Injuries

rotator cuff injury

To continue our blog series honoring National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, we’re taking a deep dive look into rotator cuff injuries.

While physical fitness and sports are of great benefit to our health, they can also come with risks, including injuries. Rotator cuff injuries are one of the most commonly seen sports injuries.

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National Physical Fitness & Sports Month: Staying Active While Social Distancing

staying active while social distancing

May is National Physical Fitness and Sports Month, which focuses on the importance of physical fitness and sports as it unites us under the common goal of living more active and healthy lifestyles. Remaining active and healthy is so important, now more than ever perhaps, when so many of us are practicing social distancing by staying at home.

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Deciding If Reverse Shoulder Replacement Is Right for You

Reverse Shoulder Replacement

Although not as common as knee or hip replacements, conventional shoulder replacement surgery still brings relief to tens of thousands of people each year – about 53,000 people in the U.S., in fact. For patients that have experienced severe rotator cuff tears or damage, however, this surgery may not be as successful and could lead to further pain and limited mobility.

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Treating Severe Hip Pain with Hip Replacement

Treating Hip Pain with Hip Replacement

Your hip joints have a hefty load to bear. They support the weight of your body and are responsible for the movement of the upper leg and the range of motion needed to accommodate daily functions like walking, crouching, and climbing stairs. This makes the hip joint one of the largest weight-bearing joints in the entire body.

It’s no wonder then, that along with knees and shoulders, hip joints are one of the most common sources of joint pain in the body.

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