We are excited to introduce an innovative program for those at risk for sport-related concussion. This program will allow our providers (physicians and athletic trainers) to better evaluate and treat head injuries (concussion). A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that may or may not involve a loss of consciousness, often resulting from a blow or jolt that causes the brain to move quickly back and forth inside the head. Concussion symptoms last various lengths of time and may include slowed reaction time, disorientation, confusion, irritability, headache, blurred vision, nausea, fatigue, as well as sensitivity to sound & light. Left untreated or misdiagnosed, a concussion can result in long-lasting effects.
Ankle injuries are common and are not exclusive to just athletes. This week, John Hewitt, MD appeared on Fox 8 House Calls, Morning Show to discuss ankle injuries. In this video, Dr. Hewitt emphasizes prevention methods to avoid ankle injuries. He also explains signs and symptoms that would best be treated with a visit to Greensboro Orthopaedics. Be sure to watch the video below to learn more!
Our very own orthopaedic surgeon, William Gramig, III, MD joined Fox 8 House Calls, Morning Show to discuss elbow injuries. In this video, he emphasizes the importance of receiving prompt care for acute, traumatic injuries. He speaks about signs and symptoms that would best be treated with a visit to Greensboro Orthopaedics. Dr. Gramig notes baseball & volleyball players, as well as gymnasts commonly, develop chronic overuse injuries. While these injuries can be treated, it is best to take preventive action. Dr. Gramig stresses the significance of sport-specific training programs & rest periods for repetitive athletes as well as those who participate in a single sport year round.
ICYMI… For the last several years, on Memorial Day our very own orthopaedic surgeon, John Hewitt, MD, has been at College Hill CrossFit. This year was no different! Dr. Hewitt, along with the CrossFit community, pays tribute to Navy Lieutenant, Michael P. Murphy each Memorial Day by completing the HERO WOD, “Murph.” The WOD (workout of the day) consists of a 1 mile Run, 100 Pull-Ups, 200 Push-Ups, 300 Air Squats, and another 1 mile Run. Some athletes even wear “body armor” aka a weighted vest for a greater challenge.
Lieutenant, Michael P. Murphy (SEAL), USN was killed in Afghanistan on June 28, 2005. The Memorial Day WOD is said to have been his favorite workout. His military accomplishments, service, and dedication to his country are celebrated by those participating in “Murph.” To learn more about Lieutenant, Michael P. Murphy (SEAL), USN, click HERE.
Like Michael, Dr. Hewitt served in the US Navy. For four years, Dr. Hewitt proudly served his country. Dr. Hewitt is now Greensboro’s only board-certified orthopaedic surgeon with fellowship training in orthopaedic foot and ankle surgery.
Check out this video to learn about the Memorial Day Tribute at College Hill CrossFit.
Join us for an information session as Brian Swinteck, MD discusses “Healthy Hips 101” on June 1, 2018, at 11:00 AM. Dr. Swinteck will explore hip anatomy & joint function with attendees. He will provide prevention tips, discuss specific hip injuries & conditions associated with the mature adult population, and offer insight on treatment options. Please join us at the Pennybyrn Community Center in High Point. To Register, please RSVP by calling 336-545-3542. Be sure to register early, space is limited!
Registration is Open! We are hosting 3 High School Sports Physical Clinics for Grimsley, Western Guilford, and Northwest Guilford student-athletes. Attendees will receive a comprehensive evaluation to meet the requirements of the NCHSAA. Early registration tickets are available. Early registration tickets are $10.00 and same day registration tickets are $15.00. Be sure to Register Early to Save $$$.
Below, you will find Eventbrite Registration links.
Questions? Please contact the Athletic Trainer at your child’s school – Grimsley High School: Ami Adams (email@example.com), Western Guilford High School: Bruce Wolfe (firstname.lastname@example.org), and Northwest High School: Bill Coburn (email@example.com).
Spring is Here! It is time to get outdoors to enjoy the many gardens, parks, festivals, and activities Greensboro has to offer. An increase or change in your activity can lead to knee pain. At Greensboro Orthopaedics, we don’t want knee pain to spoil your fun. We are here to educate and help you be active.
In case you missed it, our own Dahari Brooks, MD made a “House Call” with Fox 8 News. He discussed prevention methods to avoid injury and appropriate care should you hurt your neck or back. Dr. Brooks is a spine surgeon specializing in the surgical and non-operative care of the spine. To learn more about Dr. Brooks, visit www.DrDahariBrooks.com
Greensboro Orthopaedics is excited to offer a new, innovative Rehabilitation and Muscle Performance tool! Personalized Blood Flow Restriction (PBFR)
Can you believe we’re approaching the end of the year already? In November and December, our office will be closed on a few select days so that our staff can enjoy the holidays with family and friends.