Winter Workout

Long cold winters are generally not just a gloomy time, but also quite “exercise-inhibiting”. When the sun takes as long to rise as it does so quickly sets, the last thing many people want to do this time of year is head out for a run in sub-zero temperatures or head to the gym, when staying at home in a warm and snuggly bed is the other option.

Oh My Aching Back – Or Is It My Hip?

Back problems can masquerade as hip problems and vice versa. “There is a lot of overlap,” says US orthopedic physician Frank Lorch, M.D. Most pain from hip and back problems is not dangerous and is usually due to ordinary wear and tear on the body. However, when you don’t know what is causing the pain,

New Year, Real Expectations!

As this year departs, and a new one touches down yet again, your social network feeds must be absolutely swamped with all sorts of generally cheesy ‘New Year, New Me’ captions and sound bites. Of course, there’s nothing wrong with a bit of optimism and renewed sense of positivity at all.

Yet, people often have unrealistic expectations.

Knee Pain Relief without Surgery

Do you have knee pain?  There are some facts you need to know.

  • Knee pain is a common problem with many causes ranging from acute injuries to complications of medical conditions.
  • Knee pain can be located in a specific area of the knee or be diffuse throughout the knee.
  • Knee pain is often accompanied by physical restriction.

5 Tips for Preventing Sports Injuries in Kids and Teens

Young athletes today are often participating in their favorite sport year-round. However, more time on the field brings a greater risk of experiencing sports-related injuries, like ACL and meniscus injuries in the knee and growth plate injuries in the shoulder and elbow.

IWS orthopedic and sports medicine surgeon Dr. Frank DiFazio provides these 5 injury prevention tips to help keep your young athlete off the sidelines:

  1. Talk with your young athlete

Make sure your young athlete understands that he or she should talk with you and seek help if experiencing pain or something that doesn’t feel right.

Sitting Down for Hours Speeds up Aging

Elderly People who spend most of their time sitting down age significantly quicker than more active contemporaries, according to new research.

A study of 1,500 pensioners found those who kept to a sedentary position for ten hours or more a day and who did less than 40 minutes moderate physical activity had the bodies of people eight years older.

IWS Partnership with the Andrews Institute for Orthopedics & Sports Medicine

We are pleased to announce that the Andrews Institute has formed a global orthopedic alliance with the Institute for Western Surgery (IWS) in China to expand its global reach.

Celebrating it’s 7th anniversary in China this month, IWS is the only Western specialty care practice treating expatriates living in China and offering China’s first sports medicine training program for Chinese doctors.

What Is Concussion

By Dr. Fabijan Cukelj. A concussion is a disturbance in brain function caused by a direct or indirect force to the head. It results in a variety of non-specific signs and/or symptoms and most often does not involve loss of consciousness. 

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