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Tips for Staying Fit in the Winter Months

For those experiencing the weather shift and all that comes along with the change of seasons, stay motivated to exercise and maintain your routine. Be creative and don’t stop just because the weather has gotten colder and wet or even if snow has fallen. Avoiding sedentary behavior will keep you fitter and healthier for when spring arrives, and less susceptible to an injury requiring the services of an orthopedic surgeon in San Francisco.

Here are some tips to stay motivated during the cold winter months.

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Do You Include Enough Stretching in Your Routine?

You know how important exercise is to leading a healthy lifestyle. You probably do cardio at least a few times a week and hopefully work on building strength and muscle, as well. One aspect of exercise that often gets forgotten is stretching. Leaving this important component out of your regimen can lead to you having to see an orthopedic surgeon in San Francisco. Here are the benefits of stretching regularly.

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There are many reasons to stay indoors and be less active during the winter: less daylight, cool temperatures, rain, snow in some regions, and ice. But with a little effort and preparation, you can continue a fitness routine in the winter or even try some new activities. Here are some tips to help you stay active and avoid a visit to an orthopedic doctor in the Bay Area when the weather warms up from being inactive all winter.

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Can You Benefit from Cartilage Replacement?

An injury to the knee can be debilitating and the road to recovery long. Certain injuries may compromise cartilage, which can cause chronic pain and limited range of movement. When weighing your care and treatment, make sure to speak with San Francisco Bay Area knee and shoulder injury specialist, Dr. Jeffrey Halbrecht to uncover, inform, and understand your distinct options.

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A Look At Olympic Injuries

The Olympics have returned and we are taking a look at some of the most common sports injuries for athletes during the games. Dr. Halbrecht is a Bay Area sports medicine doctor who was the Medical Director for the woman’s pro ski tour for 10 years and has great passion for skiing and sports medicine. During the summer Olympics Games that took place in Rio de Janeiro, participants suffering devastating injuries were quite a common occurrence, with some taking place just four days after the commencement of the event.

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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

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 »