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4 Ways to Avoid Holiday Back Pain

Posted on November 24, 2015 to News and Press

The holidays are here, and for many of us that means traveling to see friends and family. Whether you’re flying, driving or catching a train, you are going to be sitting for a prolonged period of time. Keep your travels comfortable and you back pain-free with these four tips: Pack it light Over-packing is easy […]

Tagged: air travel, auto travel, Back pain, Holidays, lumbar support, posture, Spine

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How to Choose the Right Orthopedic Surgeon

Posted on November 17, 2015 to News and Press

Choosing the right orthopedic surgeon is the first step toward a successful surgery and a fast recovery. You may be wondering, but how do I know which surgeon is right for me? Here are a few tips and questions to keep in mind through your decision process: Ask around Just as you consult your friends, […]

Tagged: acl injuries, alabama orthopedic clinic, AOC, Dr. Barber, Joint replacement, knee injuries, Knee Replacement, orthopaedic surgery, orthopedic surgeon, surgery

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Playing Injured: Not a Tough Call

Posted on November 11, 2015 to News and Press

Did you know that many NFL players risk their health by playing through injuries? Tough or not, their desire to stay on the field is so strong that it can sometimes overshadow their pain. The nature of this sport fosters high pain tolerance and quick recovery, but athletes shouldn’t always “suck it up,” as it […]

Tagged: acl injuries, ankle sprain, concussion, foot and ankle, Football, football injuries, shoulder, sports, sports medicine

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AOC Welcomes Our Newest Certified Athletic Trainer

Posted on July 8, 2015 to News and Press

The AOC Sports team is pleased to welcome Ashley Smith, MS, ATC as our newest Certified Athletic Trainer. Ashley is originally from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. She received both her Bachelors of Science and Masters of Science degrees from East Stroudsburg University in East Stroudsburg, Pennsylvania. Most recently, she has been teaching sports medicine and working as […]

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Is it just a sore knee?

Posted on July 1, 2015 to News and Press

It’s a fact, kids play hard. However, while they’re playing and having fun, children don’t realize they are sore until it’s time for bed. As their bodies begin to relax, sore muscles and joints begin to ache; these aches are commonly called growing pains. However, if pain persists, it may be more than a sore […]

Tagged: Alabama Orthopaedic, AOC, arthritis, children, growing pain, injury, joint damage, joint pain, sore, treatment

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