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Knee Pain? What To Do if It’s Patellar Tendonitis

Feeling pain in your knees when you are exercising? Jon Davis of Hartford HealthCare’s Sports Medicine team says that it could be due to patellar tendonitis. Patellar tendonitis, also known as Jumper’s or Kicker’s knee, is the inflammation of a tendon, generally due to overuse. Patellar tendonitis specifically is caused...


Why Am I So Sore The Day After My Workout Or Run?

Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network Staff Report Shall we talk about a shared experience? Let’s start with soreness, a universal complaint by anyone runs seriously enough to train for the Hartford Marathon or the more casual runner working up to his or her first Manchester Road Race. When you’re so sore after a...


How Cardiac Rehab can Help Heart Patients

Cardiac rehabilitation helps patients lose weight, lower their cholesterol, improve diabetes and reduce anxiety and depression after heart-related illnesses and procedures. So why aren’t people taking advantage of these programs? A study found that only 62 percent of people referred to cardiac rehab programs are actually using them. Why is...

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How to Use Ice Properly to Treat Injuries

As as a Certified Athletic Trainer on Hartford HealthCare’s Sports Medicine team, Rebecca MacEwan treats all kinds of injuries on and off the field. Sometimes the technique she uses help an injured athlete is the most common, ice.  Ice and other cooling  methods are great for treating many conditions, says MacEwan, ...

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A Healthier You: Upcoming Classes, Events in November

Don’t slow down, just because fall’s here. Learn about mental health first aid, breast cancer assessment tests, grief self-care during the holidays and yoga for cancer survivors. That’s only a sample. Find a support  group that might help you, too. For a complete schedule of the rest of this month...

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Rehabilitation Network’s Chris Carlin Named VP of NARA Board

Chris Carlin, Vice President of Operation for Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network, was recently named Vice President of the Board of Directors of the National Association of Rehabilitation Providers and Agencies (NARA). NARA represents more than 100 organizations across the country made up of 80,000 therapists, rehab providers, and rehab support...