Drink Up:The Importance of Staying Hydrated During Activity and How to Hydrate Properly

Maintaining proper levels of hydration is important for people of all activity levels!

Avoiding dehydration ensures the sustained performance of vital bodily functions, such as temperature control, nutrient transportation and muscle/joint function during exercise, as well as keeping vital organs, like the heart and kidneys from being over worked during especially active periods.

 Check out this video to learn the proper way to hydrate before, during and after your workout, and how to choose the best form of hydration for your needs!

Sources: National Athletic Trainers’ Association, U. S. Anti-Doping Agency 

Heat Illness:Signs, Symptoms and Treatment

With the high temperatures and increased humidity of summer still in full swing, now is the perfect time to familiarize yourself with the various types of heat illnesses, review the symptoms to watch for and learn how to treat a person suspected of having a heat illness.


Four new physicians will join Orthopedic ONE in summer 2019 - all with roots in Ohio

Orthopedic ONE is pleased to announce four new physicians will be joining its roster of nearly 60 of central Ohio’s top orthopedic and physical medicine specialists. All will begin seeing patients in August or September at locations across the group’s sprawling central Ohio footprint. 

As the largest physician-owned orthopedic group in the region, we are always striving to provide the best care possible to our central Ohio patients,” says Joel Politi, M.D., physician president, Orthopedic ONE. “Each and every physician that joins our practice must share in our mission to keep patients first in all we do, which is why we are so pleased to welcome this incredibly talented and compassionate new class of physicians.” 


Toe Yoga

The foot and ankle play a vital role in absorbing the weight of our bodies and providing the ability to walk, run and jump.

Try these Toe Yoga exercises to strengthen these muscles that help keep you active!

Beware of the Bite!

While summer brings warm weather and the opportunity to participate in lots of fun outdoor activities, not coincidentally, it is also the time of year when bug bites and bee stings increase.


Avoid the Burn!

While summer presents us with an array of opportunities to participate in outdoor activities, it is also a time when burn incidences are on the rise. From a classic summer sunburn to a burn that is the result of trying to cook a burger to perfection over the grill. Or a burn from roasting marshmallows over the campfire to an accident involving sparklers at a cookout or on a camping trip.     


Firework Safety Tips

The Fourth of July is a time for food, friends and family, and of course fireworks! Planning on setting off your own sparklers this year? Check out the following tips to ensure that you do so safely! 


Best Foot Forward

Our feet are more than just those weird looking and sometimes stinky parts of the body that we use to walk, run and jump. In fact, our feet provide balance, stability, and give our bodies the ability to absorb force from the ground with each step. This spans all the way from simply going up a flight of stairs, to the effort needed to kick a soccer ball. Studies show the average person walks 100,000 miles in their lifetime and athletes often double this amount. No wonder our backs and hips hurt after long periods of walking or running!  


Dr. John McGrail Announces Retirement

A Letter from John McGrail, M.D.

It is with mixed emotions that I officially announce my retirement from active patient care as of June 14, 2019. Orthopedic Medicine has been one of my life’s greatest devotions, and my passion for the practice of medicine is unchanged from my very first day as an orthopedic resident. It is simply time for me to shift my passion for medicine in the direction of academia.


Setting SMART Goals

When it comes to making healthy lifestyle changes and goal setting, many people know what they could be doing better, but they aren’t sure how to get started to achieve their goals. Oftentimes people will try to make too many changes at once or do too much, too soon, which can cause burnout and frequent setbacks. Whether it’s recovering from an injury or changing part of your lifestyle, utilizing a SMART short and long-term goal setting process can be effective in keeping your goals manageable and achievable.