To Stretch or Not to Stretch: Running Advice from OAM

It’s springtime in West Michigan, which to runners means the kickoff to a long summer of 5Ks, marathons, mud and color runs. But when it comes to injury prevention, the debate continues on whether stretching before or after a run is best. According to OAM physical therapy director, Jeffery D. Regan, “Research cannot definitively say [...]

2017-02-03T15:09:59+00:00 March 20th, 2017|General|Comments Off on To Stretch or Not to Stretch: Running Advice from OAM

Partial vs. Total Knee Replacement Surgery: What you need to know

Are you part of the .2%? Each year, thousands of people in the United States have knee replacement surgery — about 600,000 to be exact, according to the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. Robert L. DeMaagd, MD, specialist with the Total Joint Center at Orthopaedic Associates of Michigan, sees his fair share. “I do [...]

2017-02-03T15:09:59+00:00 March 14th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Partial vs. Total Knee Replacement Surgery: What you need to know

Physical Therapy 101: Even the Strong Need Strengthening

It’s common to think physical therapy is only for post-operative rehabilitation. The truth is, “probably greater than half of our therapy patients haven’t even had surgery,” says Dr. Peter Theut of the OAM Total Joint Center. “Sometimes, just what patients need is physical therapy.” The ultimate goal of physical therapy is to restore normal, pain-free [...]

2017-02-03T15:09:59+00:00 March 7th, 2017|General|Comments Off on Physical Therapy 101: Even the Strong Need Strengthening