ShoreOrtho Sports Performance
& Injury Prevention Tips
A monthly series presented by:
Damon A. Greene, MD
Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon
Shore Orthopaedic University Associates
The Covid-19 pandemic has affected and will continue to affect everyone. As the weather improves and spring turns to summer more of us will be doing outside activities from home projects to bike riding. Orthopedic issues will continue to arise as accidents will unfortunately happen. Fractures and dislocations are serious injuries that require timely treatment. At Shore Orthopedic University Associates, we offer in office diagnostic X-ray and can treat your injury without you ever having to go to the emergency room or urgent care. Our offices are taking the utmost Covid-19 precautions including a thorough screening process all while maintaining social distancing. As orthopedic surgeons we at Shore Orthopedic University Associates have an obligation to our community. If you or a loved one suffers an accident or is having continued pain, we are here for you. We also offer telehealth visits for urgent and non-urgent issues for all of our patients.
Dr. Greene is a local Ocean City doctor who is a Sports Medicine Fellowship-Trained, Board Certified Orthopaedic Surgeon.
He specializes in; acute and chronic ligament, tendon, or cartilage injuries to all major joints; primarily shoulders, elbows, knees and hips. He treats fractures surgically when necessary, but performs casting, bracing, and other non-operative treatments such as specialized injection therapies.
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COVID-19 Precautions For Patients Being Treated in the Office
We are closely monitoring the situation with COVID-19 and
taking preparations to ensure the health
and safety of our patients, staff and community.
It is our goal to continue to provide the same attention and
high-level of care to you during this time.
COVID- 19 Precautionary Measures Implemented:
- Notice to patients posted at the entrance of each Shore Orthopaedic location, stating; if a patient feels ill with fevers, chills, body aches, cough, or other flu-like symptoms THEY SHOULD NOT ENTER THE OFFICE, but instead RETURN HOME and call to reschedule their visit for when they are feeling healthy.
- Our phone operators are screening patient appointment calls, asking patients if they are experiencing any fevers, chills, body aches, cough, or other flu-like symptoms. If so, the appointment is not scheduled, but instead the patient is asked to wait until they have recovered.
- Phone/Text appointment reminder messages state; “if prior to your appointment, you develop any fevers, chills, body aches, cough, or other flu-like symptoms, please reschedule your appointment and do not come into the office with such symptoms.”
- All patients upon entering the building are directed to a hand washing station and being asked to wash their hands prior to checking in.
- Surfaces that are touched by patients and staff are sanitized on an hourly basis. This includes, but is not limited to, counter tops, checking stations, shared armrests, bathroom doors and surfaces, patient doors, exam tables, radiology surfaces, height and weight station.
- Patients are being asked to practice Social Distancing in the waiting room.
- Staff is directed to STAY HOME and not come to work if they are feeling ill and are experiencing any fevers, chills, body aches, cough, or other flu-like symptoms. In addition, staff is also directed to follow Social Distancing practices.
August 16, 2019
By Christopher M. Lepre, Executive Vice President, Commercial Business
I came across an article recently in Managed Care about Dr. Stephen Zabinski, a surgeon at Shore Orthopaedic University Associates in Somers Point, New Jersey, who also happens to participate in the Episodes of Care program here at Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey (Horizon BCBSNJ).
“Its all In The Hips” By Larry Justin “LJ” Georgetti, DPT
Any aging golfer can count on one of his/her friend’s bailing on an eight o-clock tee time due to “back pain”. Range of motion and strength of the whole body are essential when building a strong foundation to a healthy golf swing. I believe that the abnormalities in swing mechanics and mobility limitations in the hips/spine will cause restrictions in how one develops force in the golf swing. These abnormalities over time will result in dysfunction and eventually pain.
The golf swing has many variables, as does the human body. However, one thing remains consistent throughout all golf swings: energy must be delivered to a stationary golf ball in order to move it a desired distance. In the most efficient swings, energy is generated by the lower extremities via the ground. How this energy is gained, stored and eventually transmitted are exactly where the variables begin to differentiate between professional and recreational golfers. A golfer utilizes his/her lower extremity to generate force through the ground and eventually to the ball at impact. It is worth noting that the musculature surrounding the hips, known as the “glutes”, are the strongest in the body. These are the ones responsible for getting us up out of a chair and keeping us erect when walking. Problems arise when we do not train and utilize these muscles appropriately. As my colleague, Chris Hanson, previously discussed, the hip and the lumbar spine are closely related in the golf swing. If dysfunction arises in one, the other will suffer.
By Christopher C. Hanson, PT, MPT, DMT, OCS, FAAOMPT
Most golfers are weekend warriors and if there is extra time in anyone’s schedule for golf activities, more times than not this is allocated to swing training. As the last few articles have discussed, physical fitness is equally important. In order to have a world class swing, the function of one’s musculoskeletal system also needs to be equipped. Golf is a sport that requires strength, power, coordination and mobility; no one of these is more important than the other. This weekly dive into the physical care of a golfer’s body will discuss the importance of hip mobility and stability in all golfers.
In the golf community the importance of spinal mobility and strength is well documented. There have been numerous social media campaigns since the start of this golf season showing new creative ways to improve spinal mobility and strength. However, absent from these posts have been ways to improve hip strength and mobility; negating altogether the connection between the hip and the spine.
The hip and the spine are intricately related. If one has movement issues in one area, it can transmit increased forces along the kinetic (movement) chain. In the presence of hip mobility issues the body increases motion in other joints. The body is almost too good at this compensation and creating more (too much) movement in order to allow someone to function in a way that seems correct. In the presence of limited hip mobility there may be an excessive forces through the lumbar spine. This can happen at different points in the swing. Limited hip mobility can create issues in the back swing, during the initiation of swing and during the follow through. This also relates to other sporting activities as well.