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FAD or FAB? MBT Shoes

MBT (Masai Barefoot Technology) shoes are everywhere now.  The concept is for the shoe to provide the same experience as walking on soft, uneven ground, which proponents say is better for us.  As a healthcare practitioner, I get lots of questions about new products claiming to offer pain relief.  Do MBTs reduce the joint pain […]

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OrthoMemphis Offers Friday Night Football Injury Clinic

MEMPHIS, TN (August 26, 2010) – What if your orthopaedic clinic could treat your child’s acute/non-critical Friday night football injury right away, without an expensive and time-consuming trip to the ER? What if they were also treated by a fellowship trained sports medicine orthopaedic surgeon?  OrthoMemphis, as part of its Sports Medicine Outreach Program, has announced temporary office hours […]

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Medical: Group Practice Administration Power Players

Ken Beasley, CEO, OrthoMemphis and Pinnacle Health LLC, which provides outpatient and inpatient services to those with orthopaedic-related injuries or conditions.  NamedMemphis Business Journal Healthcare Administrative Excellence finalist.  Former CEO of Baptist Memorial Hospital Memphis.  Board Member, Friends for Lfe.  Actively involved with Arthritis Foundation.  Member, American College of Orthopaedic Executives and Medical Group Management Association.

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Dr. Kenneth Weiss Weighs In on Barefoot Running

Historically, runners were either barefoot or wore minimal footwear.  The natural gait is to land on the forefoot, which will absorb the shock of landing and turn the energy of the fall into forward motion, through the springing action of the foot’s natural arch.  Modern running shoes have thick, padded soles, which yield a different […]

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OrthoMemphis Hires Three Athletic Trainers for Sports Medicine Outreach

OrthoMemphis, a division of MSK Group, P.C., announces the addition of Athletic Trainers Marty Scruggs, Justin Emmons and David Dabbs to the Sports Medicine Outreach Program. Scruggs is the new Director of the Sports Medicine Outreach Program at OrthoMemphis, which launched in June 2009.  He and Emmons will serve as the Athletic Trainers for Christian […]

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Three OrthoMemphis Physical Therapists Obtain Mulligan Concept Certification

OrthoMemphis announced recently that Physical Therapists Lauren James, MPT, CMP; Casey Malone, MPT, Cert. MDT, CMP; and Mark Temme, PT, OCS, Dip MDT, CMP, passed the certification examination in the Mulligan Concept.  There are only two other physical therapists that have received the CMP certification in the Memphis area. Temme is the Rehabilitation Director at […]

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Italian-American’s Civic Pride

Dr. Michael Neel of OrthoMemphis received the UNICO memphis Civic Award, and Bill Lucchesi received the UNICO Memphis Italian-American Award at the recent UNICO Memphis Chapter Columbus Day Banquet at the Doubletree Hotel.  UNICO is a national organization created to unite Italian-Americans and motivate them to become more civic-minded.

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InMotion: An essential resource in Memphis

By Randall L. Holcomb, M.D. I have had the distinct honor of being a member of an extraordinary orthopaedic community.  The citizens of the Mid-South are indeed fortunate to have access to the orthpaedic clinical expertise available in the Memphis area. Paralleling the abundance of orthopaedic clinical resources is a strong orthopaedic device industry.  While […]

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New Knee Sets the Stage

Pat Halloran waited for the announcement of his name before walking up the steps to the Orpheum stage to begin their annual auction.  On the second step, his right knee locked up and excruciating pain surged through his body.  “I thought I was going to die,” he said.  But he pushed through and limped out […]

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