That Nagging Shin Pain…The Good, The Bad and The Ugly

Spring has sprung and the warmer temperatures make outdoor running a much more enjoyable form of exercise! Whether you are a novice runner or are deep into training for one of the area's upcoming races, many runners begin to experience the effects of increasing their mileage and begin suffering from Shin Splints or other related aches and pains at some point during their training.

We lump these injuries into a category of “overuse injuries” and in the shins specifically, injury can evolve into Stress Reactions and Stress Fractures if not treated properly. Shin Splints is a term used by many to describe any type of pain experienced in the front or inside of the lower leg. You may also see Shin Splints referred to as Medial Tibial Stress Syndrome, or MTSS.  Shin Splints occur as a result of inflammation to the muscles, tendons and periosteum of the tibia, the larger of the two lower leg bones. Symptoms include pain and tenderness along the inside or front of the tibia. Shin Splints can be diagnosed through a physical exam with a Sports Medicine Provider and are initially managed conservatively, without impacting an athlete’s training goals.

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Therapy Services Spotlight: Improving Core Strength

Orthopedic ONE Therapy Services demonstrates two versions of the plank, which will help strengthen the core muscles. 

Working the muscles in the midsection can improve an athlete's stability and speed, as well as prevent injuries.



Is Outpatient Total Joint Replacement Right for You?

Imagine undergoing a total joint replacement of the knee, hip or shoulder without the hospital stay. A traditional joint replacement requires a 1-3 night stay in the hospital, but if you are in overall good health and have the right home support system an outpatient approach may be right for you.

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Therapy Services Spotlight: Strengthening the Gluteal Muscles

Orthopedic ONE Therapy Services guides you through a series of four exercises to help strengthen the gluteal muscles. These three muscles are the largest and strongest in the body and work to abduct, rotate and extend the hip. Developing this muscle group makes everyday tasks like sitting down, standing up, picking up heavy objects and climbing stairs easier. Overtime, performing these exercises will improve overall athletic performance and reduce the risk of injury.



Dr. Robert Steensen receives award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons

by Mount Carmel Health

A video by Mount Carmel Orthopedic resident Dr. Thai Trinh and Associate Program Director Dr. Robert Steensen titled “Medial Patellofemoral Ligament Reconstruction Using a Partial Thickness Quadriceps Tendon Graft” has received an award from the American Academy of Orthopedic Surgeons. The video was chosen “based on its educational merit, high production values, technical quality, clinical relevance and outcomes.” In addition to being honored, the video will be featured in the Orthopedic Video Theater at the Academy’s 84th Annual Meeting. Congratulations to Dr. Trinh and Dr. Steensen!


Therapy Services Spotlight: Dynamic Warm-Up and Static Cool Down Tutorial

No matter how you like to stay active, we can't stress the importance of a proper warm-up and cool down! Orthopedic ONE supports the use of the Dynamic Warm-Up and Static Cool Down methods to increase athletic performance and reduce the likelihood of injury.

Watch as two of our Physical Therapists demonstrate how to complete these moves that will make the beginning and end of your workout just as impactful as your training! Click here for step by step instructions to go along with our tutorial! 



Orthopedic ONE named a Bronze winner of the Healthy Ohio Healthy Worksite Awards

Orthopedic ONE has been recognized as a Bronze winner of the Healthy Ohio Healthy Worksite Awards. This distinction is given to Ohio employers who demonstrate a commitment to employee health through comprehensive worksite health promotion and wellness programs. Recipients are judged on efforts to facilitate and encourage employee health, enhance productivity and ensure a healthy work environment.

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Knee Injury Prevention for Soccer Players

Anyone who has played the sport for any length of time, knows that knee injuries are a common plight for soccer players. To help combat this, many research studies have taken place over the years to develop ways to curtail and prevent these types of injuries. One of the most common issues soccer players' face are tears to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL). Largely non-contact in nature, athletes are most likely to tear their ACL while turning, cutting or landing awkwardly.  

 The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance has elaborated on this topic and outlined injury prevention programs specifically designed for soccer players. One of the most popular, is the FIFA 11+ exercise program, which is supported by Orthopedic ONE and may of the soccer teams we serve. 

If you are experiencing knee pain, Orthopedic ONE Athletic Trainers and Sports Physical Therapists can perform movement screenings and video analysis, as well as strength and flexibility testing to help determine your personal risk factors and provide individualized tips and strategies to keeping your knees healthy. 

Click here for more information about Orthopedic ONE's Sports Medicine Services. 


Foot and ankle surgeon, Dr. Gorsline, now seeing patients in Grove City

Dr. Robert Gorsline is now seeing patients at Orthopedic ONE's Grove City office at 5530 North Meadow Drive. This is in addition to his existing office hours at the practice's Westerville and Hilliard locations. 


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Orthopedic ONE voted #1 as The Columbus Dispatch Cbus Top Pick for Sports Medicine

With more than 185,000 total votes cast, Orthopedic ONE takes the top spot as the central Ohio choice for Sports Medicine. This fall, The Columbus Dispatch launched the “CBUS TOP PICKS” program as a way for the community to recognize their favorite area businesses.

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