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. 

The Most Unhealthy Diet Habit

What’s the #1 diet habit holding you back? Are we talking about eating pizza at 3am? Eating chips and drinking soda? Eating on the run? While all of these are pretty detrimental to your health and happiness, it’s still not the most detrimental diet habit. What’s the worst culprit? 

The Fundamentals Behind Ergonomics

By Amanda Roberts, CEAS, ATC. Imagine your job requires you to work at a standing workstation that comes up to just below the belt. To successfully complete your work, you are required to bend over at the waist and look down at your workstation. Would you enjoy working like this?

PRP And Why Do You Need It

Over the past few years, platelet rich plasma (PRP) has received a lot of attention, partly because Kobe Bryant, Tiger Woods and other star athletes have used it. PRP has been credited with helping Kobe and various aging sports stars recover from conditions like sprained knees and injured tendons in less time than would be possible with other forms of therapy.