Tips for Skiing on Aging Knees

tips for skiing with old bad knees

It is finally ski season once again, and it’s time to hit the slopes for hours of fun outdoors. However, for those who are suffering from a knee injury, skiing is hardly an inviting winter activity. The same can be true for seniors, who may have stiffness or discomfort in their knees. However, skiing doesn’t […]

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Hurt Your Shoulder Skiing? Want to Know if You Have a Rotator Cuff Injury?

how to tell if i have a rotator cuff injury

Skiing is an exciting sport that gives you an intense adrenaline rush. However, with the twists, turns, jumps, and falls involved in skiing, certain injuries may occur. One of these is a rotator cuff injury, which can limit your movement and cause sharp shoulder pains.

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Figure Skating and Ice Skating Injury Prevention

ice skating figure skating how to prevent injuries

Ice skating involves a combination of grace, balance, and flexibility that are achieved through hours of rigorous training. However, as with any sport, one wrong move while gliding on ice or performing a jump can result in injury. This is why it helps to take note of the common injuries that may arise from figure […]

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San Francisco Bay Area Orthopedic Surgeon

Dr. Jeffrey L Halbrecht, MD

Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Arthroscopic Surgery and Sports Medicine

dr_halbrechtDr. Halbrecht is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in arthroscopic surgery and sports medicine. He is a member of the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons and the Arthroscopy Association of North America. He has been an active member of the learning center committee, which teaches other orthopedic surgeons from around the world current techniques in arthroscopic surgery. Dr. Halbrecht is a member of AOSSM (American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine), the former medical director for the Women’s World Pro Ski Tour, a consultant for AVP Volleyball, and US Soccer, and former Associate Professor at University of California at San Francisco in the Graduate Department of Physical Therapy.

Dr. Halbrecht has been a pioneer in minimally invasive techniques in arthroscopic surgery including numerous articles and presentations on in-office arthroscopic techniques, and is currently involved in research on the treatment of articular cartilage injuries and new techniques in arthroscopic surgery of the knee and shoulder. Dr Halbrecht is also a member of numerous medical societies and is a frequent lecturer nationally and internationally on techniques in Arthroscopic surgery. Dr Halbrecht obtained his undergraduate degree from Columbia University, where he graduated with honors, and did his medical school training at New York University where he was president of the AOA honor society. He did his orthopedic training at the prestigious Hospital for Joint Disease in New York and has completed two fellowships, one in orthopedic biomechanics and research, and the other in sports medicine at the world renowned Southern California Center for Sports Medicine. Dr. Halbrecht specializes in arthroscopic surgery and the treatment of knee and shoulder injuries and is in private practice in San Francisco.

Knee and Shoulder Dislocation, ACL, Rotator Cuff and Meniscus Sports Injury Specialist, Serving the San Francisco Bay Area

“ Love Dr. H. He did my knee last year and it went beautifully. He is very knowledgeable and very kind and an excellent surgeon. Just went for my shoulder--worked out great! Highly recommend him. ”

— Babyboomer Z. | San Francisco, CA

“ Once you get in to meet him... the experience is great! He's super friendly, knowledgeable and knows how to talk to patients when explaining the complexities of the problem. ”

— Dr. Phil R. | San Francisco, CA

“ Six months ago, after my last surgery with the other surgeon failed, I got in to see Dr. Halbrecht right away, and was able to schedule surgery the following week! My shoulder is soooo much better now! I feel like my nightmare is over. ”

— Kristen M. | San Francisco, CA

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