An In-Depth Look at the Rotor Cuff

Follow along as sports medicine and shoulder specialist, Dr. Ken Westerheide, discusses the rotator cuff in detail and provides helpful information on what to expect when an injury to the rotator cuff occurs. 


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

With warmer weather comes the urge for many of us to spend more time outside being active! Running remains a popular way to get and stay fit. Runners reap the many health benefits of cardiovascular exercise, and let's not forget that euphoric feeling known as runner's high! Also running is a pretty easy hobby to start and can be done anywhere, no gym membership required. 

As with all activities, runners are susceptible to injuries, one of the most common being shin related aches and pains. 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.


Putting our patients and employees first in midst of a shutdown

Our CEO Tim Smith recently spoke to Reporter Carrie Ghose with Columbus Business First about the company's immediate response and recovery to the COVID-19 shutdown, including the ban on elective procedures.

In sharing this story, we want to acknowledge the following:

1. Our incredible team of associates who have remained flexible throughout these uncertain times and have helped us keep our fellow employees and patients healthy and safe. 

2. Our physicians, leadership and especially our HR team who worked tirelessly to find programs and resources like those mentioned in the article to keep our workforce intact. 

3. Our patients who understood when procedures had to placed on hold or rescheduled due to changing orders and guidelines outside of our control. Thank you for your continued trust in us. 

Read the full article below or in Columbus Business First


Join Orthopedic ONE and Wesley Ridge Retirement Community​ for a Better Balance & Fall Prevention Virtual Lecture!

Join us virtually as we partner with Wesley Ridge Retirement Community to share tips for Better Balance & Fall Prevention on Friday, July 24th at 1:00 PM.


Lower Extremity Exercises You Can Do at Home

You don't need a gym membership or high-end equipment to improve your lower body strength! Follow along with Andrea Pohlman, MSAH, AT, as she guides you through this series of exercises that uses common household items and can be done anywhere! 


Beat the Heat

As the temperatures rise and the desire to enjoy outdoor activities increases, so does the likelihood of developing heat illness. Heat illness has several forms, ranging from minor to severe. Luckily, developing complications is preventable if the early signs of heat illness are recognized quickly and treated properly.

 Early Signs of Heat Illness 



Orthopedic ONE Welcomes Five New Physicians in 2020

Orthopedic ONE grows by five new surgeons - specializing in adult reconstructive surgery, sports medicine and spine surgery


Strength and Stretching Exercises for Runners

With the recent concerns of COVID-19 and closures or restrictions at many gyms, a growing number of people are incorporating running into their exercise routines. 

This video will cover injury prevention, considerations for the appropriate volume for a running program, and post-run recovery techniques.

 Follow along with Mackenzie Lefforge, DPT by clicking the video below. 


Stress Reduction Techniques

Most of us deal with stress from time to time for one reason or another. It can be brought on by everyday stressors like balancing the demands of responsibilities at school, work, and home or by something on a larger scale, like a global pandemic. 

Regardless of the cause, mild stress can be minimized through activities like guided imagery, breathing exercises, and physical activity. 


Hand Safety Tips

With many of us spending more time at home, we’ve finally gotten around to some of the activities that get pushed to the back burner. While it’s rewarding to check home improvement projects off our list or spend time preparing a home cooked meal with fresh ingredients, the increase in these activities has caused an uptick in household accidents and injuries.