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Free Seminar: Tips for Everyday Athletes

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Posted: Mar 27, 2012 | by admin | 0 Comment

Free Seminar: Tips for Everyday Athletes

Whether you’re a weekend warrior or an amateur athlete, injury prevention should be an important part of training. At Virginia Orthopaedic and Spine Specialists we partner with Hampton Roads’ leading experts in athletic training and sports medicine to help active patients prevent injury (or re-injury) and achieve optimal health and performance. Join us as we […]

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Posted: Mar 20, 2012 | by admin | 0 Comment

Our Thanks to the Shamrock Marathon Team!

Thank you to Bon Secours Sports Medicine and all Bon Secours and community volunteers for providing exceptional medical care during this year’s 40th annual Yuengling Shamrock Marathon weekend in Virginia Beach. The race weekend saw more than 25,000 finishers. Special thanks also to Dr. Ernesto Luciano, medical director of Bon Secours Sports Medicine, who served […]

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Posted: Mar 20, 2012 | by admin | 1 Comment

New Targets in Fight Against Rheumatoid Arthritis

A new study funded by Arthritis Research UK may have discovered a new way of potentially treating rheumatoid arthritis by preventing damaging white blood cells cells from entering the joints. In rheumatoid arthritis sufferers, the body’s immune system attacks the joints – causing inflammation. The inflammation, in turn, weakens the joints, causing pain and limiting […]

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Posted: Mar 14, 2012 | by admin | 0 Comment

“Tapering” to Reach Your Athletic Goals

Tapering can be defined as a technique of systematically decreasing training to facilitate a physiologic fitness peak. In order to be able to complete the expected goal during an event, Dr. Luciano-Perez explores how the training load should be reduced and still be effective by managing variables such as volume, duration, intensity, and training frequency.  […]

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Posted: Mar 13, 2012 | by admin | 0 Comment

Keeping Aging Athletes Active

For many baby boomers, being a lifelong athlete can be coming to the realization that your body is not ever going to be as fast or strong as it once was. With age, maintaining fitness takes extra effort, but so does preventing injury through stretching and strengthening core muscles. A 50 or 60-year-old body isn’t […]

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Posted: Mar 6, 2012 | by admin | 0 Comment

Using Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy for High Risk Rotator Cuff Repairs

Patients who undergo rotator cuff repairs have a high risk of retears in the following years. Overtime, orthopaedic surgeons have made technological and surgical advances that reduce the risk of re-injury. Better rehabilitation has also helped to decrease the number of recurring injuries. Some patients have asked about using a “biologic aid,” like platelet rich […]

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