Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Wednesday Workout Tips!

Wednesday Workout Tips:
  1. Be Consistent.
  2. Follow an Effective Exercise Routine: The American Council on Exercise (ACE) recently surveyed 1,000 ACE-certified personal trainers about the best techniques to get fit. Their top three suggestions:
    1. Strength training - Even 20 minutes a day twice a week will help tone the entire body
    2. Interval training.
    3. Increased cardio/aerobic exercise.
  3. Set Realistic Goals: Don't strive for perfection or an improbable goal that can't be met, focus instead on increasing healthy behaviors
  4. Use the Buddy System: Find a friend or relative whom you like and trust who also wants to establish a healthier lifestyle
  5. Make Your Plan Fit Your Life: Too busy to get to the gym? If you've got floor space, try simple floor exercises to target areas such as the hips and buttocks, legs and thighs, and chest and arms (like push-ups, squats, and lunges). Aim for 10-12 repetitions of each exercise, adding more reps and intensity as you build strength.
  6. Be Happy: Be sure to pick an activity you actually enjoy doing, And choose something that is convenient. Rock climbing may be a great workout, but if you live in a city, it's not something you'll be doing every day.
  7. Watch the Clock: Your body clock, that is. Try to work out at the time you have the most energy. If you're a morning person, schedule your fitness activities early in the day; if you perk up as the day goes along, plan your activities in the afternoon or evening.
  8. Call In the Pros: Especially if you're first getting started. By getting a professional assessment, you can determine your weakest links and focus on them. This will improve your overall fitness balance.
  9. Get Inspired: Fitness is a state of mind. One trick to get and stay motivated is to read blogs or web sites that show him how others have been successful, ask "Who inspires you?"
  10. Be Patient: Finally, remember that even if you follow all these tips, there will be ups and downs, setbacks and victories. Hang in there, and you'll see solid results


(The Orthopedic Clinic Association)

Monday, May 18, 2015

Dr Lederman is honored to be faculty at the 32nd Annual San Diego Shoulder Institute Meeting

Dr Lederman is honored to be faculty at the 32nd Annual San Diego Shoulder Institute Meeting in June 2015.  The SDSI meeting is the largest dedicated shoulder meeting with international faculties and attendees.  Dr Lederman will lecture on "Repair options for the subscapularis tendon in shoulder replacement” and will serve as lead faculty for surgeon education labs in Anatomic shoulder replacement, Reverse shoulder replacement, shoulder arthroscopic surgery and Latarjet reconstruction.  

Dr. Lederman and colleagues will also present 2 original research posters: "A Reproducible Ratio for Calculation for Glenoid Bone Loss Using CT or MRI and Simple Measurements that all Clinicians Can Use.” by Dr Lederman and "Gender has a Significant Affect on Post-operative Functional Outcome Scores in Reverse Shoulder Arthroplasty". Samuel Harmsen MD, James D Kelly MD, Ryan McLemore PhD, Armodios Hatzidakis MD, Tom R Norris MD, Thomas B Edwards MD, Evan S Lederman, MD. Dr. Harmsen, the lead author, will be joining TOCA after completing his fellowship in October, 2015. 



Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Weekend Warrior: Injury Prevention

Are you a weekend warrior? You are if your work and family demands keep you from exercising on a regular basis, so you make up for it by going “all out” on the weekends. But that Saturday morning pickup basketball game, football game or boot camp can leave you with aches and pains – or worse yet, a serious injury.

Each day, more than 10,000 Americans visit emergency rooms for sports and exercise-related injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Experts say weekend-warrior injuries are most common among formerly active men over age 30 whose weekend activities can be described as “too much, too fast, too far.” Even men who consider themselves in fairly good shape and take part in a highly-charged soccer game can end up with weekend-warrior injuries.

If you don’t exercise on a regular basis and you’re not conditioned for a particular sport or activity, you put yourself at risk for injury.

Regular exercise offers these important benefits:
•    Keeps your weight under control, which reduces stress on your joints, especially your hips and knees.
•    Maintains your muscle strength to help prevent arthritis and keep your joints flexible and protect them from damage.
•    Releases endorphins, which act as your body’s natural pain medication.

According to the National Institutes of Health, weekend-warrior injuries can occur for a variety of reasons, including poor physical conditioning and flexibility, failure to warm up and stretch muscles, competition intensity, participation in collision and contact sports and overuse of joints.

The most common injuries include sprains, strains, fractures, dislocation and inflammation. That means the orthopedic surgeons at TOCA see many patients with sprained ankles, shin splints, rotator cuff injuries, Achilles tendonitis, lower back pain, plantar fasciitis (heel pain) and knee pain.

The knee is at high risk for injury because of its complexity and the enormous amount of force it absorbs and stress it takes. Knee injuries often result from a blow to the knee, twisting or turning or an improper landing

The risk of injury does not mean you shouldn’t be active, though, and avoiding these injuries requires some common-sense prevention.

•    Exercise regularly and include a variety of cardiovascular activity, stretching and weightlifting in your routine. Cross-training helps to prevent overuse injuries, which develop from constantly using the same muscles and tendons.
•    Warm up and stretch to help prevent sprains.
•    Gradually increase your activity level – and intensity level – on a week-to-week basis.
•    Use proper technique.
•    Use proper gear and safety equipment.
•    Listen to your body. The “no pain, no gain” theory is not a good mantra.

Stop when you are fatigued. Muscle fatigue takes away your protective mechanisms and increases your risk of injury. And if you feel sharp or stabbing pain, stop exercising immediately.

#Results. #Recovery. #Relief.


Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Happy Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de Mayo (Spanish for "fifth of May") is a celebration held on May 5. It is celebrated in the United States and in Mexico, primarily in the state of Puebla, where the holiday is called El Día de la Batalla de Puebla (English: The Day of the Battle of Puebla). Mexican Americans also often see the day as a source of pride; one way they can honor their ethnicity is to celebrate this day.[8]
The date is observed to commemorate the Mexican army's unlikely victory over French forces at the Battle of Puebla on May 5, 1862, under the leadership of General Ignacio Zaragoza Seguín. In the United States, Cinco de Mayo is sometimes mistaken to be Mexico's Independence Day—the most important national holiday in Mexico—which is celebrated on September 16