Weekend Warriors: Tips to Stay Injury Free

by TOI Admin January 30, 2015

Family with Canoe If you are sedentary during the week but active on the weekends, odds are you can call yourself a Weekend Warrior. After sitting at your desk all week by Friday afternoon you are probably raring to get up and go! Weekend Warriors tend to seek out activities during the weekend that keep them moving, like long walks, yard work, jogs, bike rides, golf, tennis, and more. 

Being a Weekend Warrior is commendable, but can come with risk of injury. The Orthopaedic Institute's physicians treat a fair amount of patients who have been injured as a result of a weekend warrior activity. Injuries typically occur because the individuals usually don't have time to train during the week and condition their bodies to handle vigorous exercise on the weekends.

Here are some helpful tips to keep you active and injury free:

Start a Regular Exercise Routine: Even if you can only incorporate 10 minutes of activity per day, it is better than nothing! Check out this article in The Orthopaedic Institute's magazine Body Wise called "Healthy Lifestyles: Focusing on Positive Changes".

Sport Specific Activities: Depending on your weekend activity, try to do a sports specific weekly routine to get your body ready for the weekend. For instance, if you plan to go on a long run over the weekend, try to jog throughout the week.

Stay Informed: While you are surfing the web, why not learn some things about keeping your body healthy! Connect with The Orthopaedic Institute on its Blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest to stay informed about TOI news, exercise, healthy recipes, and more. 

If you do get injured, seek help accordingly. If it is an emergency, call 911 or go to the ER. But, if you can manage your injury until Monday, The Orthopaedic Institute offers same or next day appointments through its Fast Access Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Clinics.You can request an appointment online or call 352.336.6000. 


Weekend Warrior

Obesity linked to increased risk for orthopaedic conditions and surgical complications

by TOI Admin January 28, 2015

There are many causes of orthopaedic injuries and conditions which can result from accidents or heredity; both things that are out of your control. But, another reason orthopaedic conditions occur is due to obesity; which is one thing you can control. TOI is a huge proponent of preventative measure to reduce your chances of injuries. That is why we want to share this important study we found linking obesity to increased orthopaedic conditions and surgical complications.

Check the study out HERE


General Information | obesity | AAOS

Physician Presentation: Dr. Marc Rogers' "Anterior Approach to Hip Replacement"

by TOI Admin January 12, 2015
Is pain in your hip taking away the life you love? Is playing golf, working in the garden and chasing grandkids impossible because it just hurts too much? If you are among the millions who live with hip pain, it may be time for a decision. At this seminar, Orthopaedic surgeon Dr. Marc Rogers will explain the benefits of the anterior approach to hip replacement.

Monday, January 26th, 2015

Comfort Suites - The Villages

Presentation will begin at 2 pm.

To register, please call 1-800-530-1188.


Dr. Marc Rogers

Dr. Rogers graduated from the Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed his Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Peninsula Hospital Center in New York. He concluded his Fellowship Training in Sports Medicine/Adult Knee Reconstruction in Orlando, Florida. Dr. Rogers is board certified in Orthopaedic Surgery by the American Osteopathic Board of Orthopaedic Surgery. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons, American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, Arthroscopy Association of North America, American Medical Association, American Osteopathic Association, Florida Medical Association, Florida Osteopathic Medical Association and the Marion County Medical Society.

10 Tips to Help You Keep Your New Year’s Resolution

by TOI Admin December 29, 2014

Chances are at some time in your life you’ve made a New Year’s resolution — and then broken it. This year, stop the cycle of resolving to make change and then not following through. If your resolution is to take better care of yourself and get healthy, you will have a much better year if your resolution sticks. Here are 10 tips to help you get started.

1.  Be Realistic - The surest way to fall short of your goal is to make your goal unattainable. For instance, resolving to NEVER eat your favorite food again is setting you up to fail. Instead, strive for a goal that is attainable, such as avoiding it more often than you do now.

2.  Plan Ahead - Don’t make your resolution on New Year’s Eve. If you wait until the last minute, it will be based on your mindset that particular day. Instead, it should be planned well before December 31 arrives.

3.  Outline Your Plan - Decide how you will deal with the temptation to skip that exercise class or have that piece of cake. This could include calling on a friend for help, practicing positive thinking and self-talk, or reminding yourself how your “bad” will affect your goal.

4.  Make a “Pros” and “Cons” List - It may help to see a list of items on paper to keep your motivation strong. Develop this list over time, and ask others to contribute to it. Keep your list with you and refer to it when you need help keeping your resolve.

5.  Talk About It - Don’t keep your resolution a secret. Tell friends and family members who will be there to support your resolve to change yourself for the better or improve your health. The best-case scenario is to find a buddy who shares your New Year’s resolution and motivate each other.

6.  Reward Yourself - This doesn’t mean that you can eat an entire box of chocolates if your resolution is to eat a better diet. Instead, celebrate your success by treating yourself to something you enjoy that doesn’t contradict your resolution. If you have been sticking to your promise to eat better, for example, reward yourself with new fitness clothing or by going to a movie with a friend.

7.  Track Your Progress - Keep track of each small success. Short-term goals are easier to keep, and each small accomplishment will help keep you motivated. Instead of focusing on losing 30 pounds, focus on losing the first five. Keep a food journal to help you stay on track, and reward yourself for each five pounds lost.

8.  Dont Beat Yourself Up - Obsessing over the occasional slip won’t help you achieve your goal. Do the best you can each day, and take one day at a time.

9.  Stick to It - Experts say it takes about 21 days for a new activity to become a habit and six months for it to become part of your personality. It won’t happen overnight, so be persistent and patient!

10. Keep Trying - If you have totally run out of steam when it comes to keeping your resolution by mid-February, don’t despair. Start over again! Recommit yourself for 24 hours. You can do anything for 24 hours. The 24-hour increments will soon build on each other and, before you know it, you will be back on track.


Source: http://life.gaiam.com/article/10-tips-help-you-keep-your-new-year-s-resolution?extcmp=aff_ls&siteID=TnL5HPStwNw-kpwmUkUOqbT0BBavIz5rkg

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TOI Physical Therapy Raises Awareness of Prostate Cancer with No-Shave November

by TOI Admin November 19, 2014


No-Shave November is the iconic male movement that raises awareness for men’s health issues, primarily towards prostate cancer. The tradition first began in Australia in 2004 when a group of 30 men grew out their mustaches to raise cancer awareness, embracing the hair that many cancer patients lose.

Today, No-Shave November has evolved from this origin into an internationally recognized movement that continues to advocate for cancers and other health conditions prominent in men. Related conditions include testicular cancer, mental health status and heart disease.

Click here to learn more about No-Shave November and to participate.

Thank you TOI Physical Therapy Staff: Herb, Sam, Kyle, Chad, Will, Thad, Sanjay and Steve.

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