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WIO Announces Fit and Flexible Range of Motion Exercises

The physicians at West Idaho Orthopedic announce their latest Fit & Flexible range of motion exercises to those seeking preventative orthopedic care.

Range of motion exercises help maintain muscle strength and joint flexibility, and encourage blood flow to the area being exercised.

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Any Age Can Enjoy Healthy Activity

Not only can you expect to live longer, you'll also probably enjoy better health throughout that longer life. Part of that better health lies in maintaining good orthopedic fitness; staying active is vital to your overall health. Advances in orthopedic procedures such as knee replacement, hip replacement and shoulder surgery preserve your freedom of movement for a lifetime.

Whether all that stands between you and recapturing the mobility you once had is a minimally invasive surgery or full joint replacement, the expert staff at West Idaho Orthopedics can help.

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West Idaho Orthopedics Advises 'Summer Sense' for Young Athletes

A group of Idaho sports medicine specialists want student athletes to train safely throughout the summer months and have recommended guidelines for smarter summer conditioning routines.

Summer training programs bring their own challenges, so Dr. George Nicola, Dr. Charles Schneider, Dr. Michael Shevlin, Dr. John Q. Smith and Dr Robert Hansen of West Idaho Orthopedics and Sports Medicine have offered some tips for meeting those challenges and staying in good shape to start the season in any sport.

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Better Health Rests on Your Shoulders

From throwing a football to raking leaves and shoveling snow, your shoulders get a workout in the fall. Fall's colder weather means more work and more play; that can take a toll on your joint health.

Even spending a cold day inside on your computer can cause shoulder strain. The ball-and-socket structure of the shoulders allows a tremendous range of motion, but that range comes at a cost.

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West Idaho Orthopedics Encourages Safer Spring Training

As winter loosens its hold, athletes everywhere reach for bats, balls and clubs as they take to the nearest batting cage or golf course.

While physical activity is vital to good health, say sports medicine specialists at West Idaho Orthopedics, it's equally important to ease into activity to avoid injury.

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WIO Specialists Recommend Slow, Steady Steps for Better Joint Health

As summer's heat draws more Boise residents to pools and lakes, local sports medicine specialists remind them that getting a swimsuit-ready body doesn't happen overnight.
They recommend stepping up slowly to a more intense exercise regimen and paying close attention to pain and soreness as signals that it's time to take a break.

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Is Supartz Therapy for Knee Pain Right for You?

The pain and stiffness of osteoarthritis often strikes first at your knees, limiting free movement and affecting your lifestyle. One therapy may offer relief for some patients by injecting Supartz, a hyaluronate fluid, into the knee to cushion and lubricate the joint.

Visco supplementation therapy offers some patients a non-surgical way to restore full motion to affected knees.

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MAKOplasty: Revolutionizing Knee Replacement and Resurfacing

The idea of surgery using robotic arms for greater precision may sound like science fiction, but for Dr. George Nicola, a Boise, Idaho, orthopedic surgeon at West Idaho Orthopedics, it's part of a day's work.
Dr. Nicola specializes in minimally invasive knee surgery and knee replacement for patients throughout the Boise area, and MAKOplasty is one of his most effective new tools for improving joint function.

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Michael J. Shevlin, M.D.
In Practice since 2010

Board Certification:
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, (Board eligible July 1, 2010)

More Details @ http://www.westidahoorthopedics.com/medical-staff/physicians/michael-j.-shevlin-m.d.aspx
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