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Most people will agree that it’s rather hard to go through life without spraining a ligament, straining a muscle, experiencing a headache, or even wrenching your back. As a result, the older you get, the more prone you are to such issues. Continue Reading »

All About LIPOGEMS® Lipoaspiration Treatment

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LIPOGEMS® is a game changer in regenerative medicine that surpasses stem cell therapies. The FDA approved revolutionary treatment pertains to a non-expanded, micro-fractured autologous adipose tissue technology designed to harness the optimal healing properties of fat harvesting. It’s a sterile, single-use, closed-loop, disposable device that empowers your Bay Area LIPOGEMS® doctor to harvest, concentrate and transfer a patient’s fat for the reconstruction, replacement or repair of damaged tissue. LIPOGEMS® is effectively used for various orthopedic, neuromuscular, cardiovascular, and autoimmune conditions. Continue Reading »

Even though warm weather is something that most of us wish for all year long so that we can get active and stay in shape, it’s wise to practice certain safety tips when exercising. By doing so, you will be able to stay cool and avert any problems in regards to heat, particularly heat exhaustion. Continue Reading »

How to Prevent a Torn ACL

The ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) is one of the four main ligaments in our knee joint which provides stability to the knee. Of the all four fibrous bands, an ACL tear or rupture is the most common knee injury. Continue reading for helpful insight from San Francisco ACL Doctor, Dr. Jeffrey Halbrecht. Continue Reading »

Skiing and snowboarding are exhilarating winter activities that appeal to people of all ages. However, as with any sport, the weather can affect the safety of participants, and winter weather presents very specific challenges. With waves of intense cold and severe snow conditions, it is inevitable for weather-related incidents to occur if you fail to acknowledge nature’s warnings before heading out to the slopes.
To spare yourself from threats to your health and well-being, be sure to undergo proper training and remain proactive when taking part in winter sporting activities. Continue Reading »

When the United States hosted the World Cup in 1994, it was the first real indication that Americans were ready to embrace soccer. Flash-forward more than 20 years, and soccer is no longer a foreign sport; it is the fastest-growing team sport in the US. Bay Area high school leagues and indoor league seasons are just getting underway now. Although soccer is a great form of exercise that promotes body coordination and balance, it takes a toll on the body, and just like any other physically demanding sport, can result in injuries especially when played consistently. The good news is that a significant number of soccer-related injuries are preventable if appropriate safety measures are implemented. Continue Reading »

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 skating or recreational ice skating, as well as learn some techniques to prevent injury. Continue Reading »

When the temperature hits 32 degrees, one of the most popular sports during this time of the year is skiing. Although it offers you a surge of adrenaline and endorphin, making a wrong move or not preparing your body for this activity can lead to serious musculoskeletal injuries. This is why it is very important to be aware of these ski injuries, their causes, and how to avoid them. Continue Reading »

Children are more susceptible to sports injuries as compared to adults because they’re still developing and growing.

The risk for sustaining injuries is even greater if your child plays a contact sport like football. Because of its’ violent nature and the number of people in a game, football is actually the leading cause of kids’ sports injuries. Apart from minor pains and aches, some of the more common football injuries include, but not limited to; knee injuries, ankle sprains, concussions and shoulder injuries. Fortunately, many of the football injuries can be prevented. To help avoid injuries, we have compiled some tips on how to keep your children safe while playing football; Continue Reading »