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keeping your back healthy

Keeping Your Back Healthy

October 12, 2017

A regimen of low-impact exercises is important for keeping your back healthy. Speed walking, swimming, or stationary bike riding 30 minutes daily can increase muscle strength and flexibility. Yoga also can help stretch and strengthen muscles and improve posture. Consult a physician for a list of low-impact, age-appropriate exercises that are specifically targeted to strengthening lower […]

low back pain

Low Back Pain? You Are Not Alone

October 9, 2017

If you have low back pain, you are not alone. About 80 percent of adults experience low back pain at some point in their lifetimes. It is the most common cause of job-related disability and a leading contributor to missed work days. In a large survey, more than a quarter of adults reported experiencing low […]

Total ankle replacement before & after

Patient Success Story: Total Ankle Replacement

September 17, 2017

Arthritis can be debilitating to many of our patients, especially in the ankle joint. New technology is improving the success rate of total ankle replacement. Dr. McKean shares the story of his patient’s successful journey from painful, post-traumatic arthritis to her return to an active lifestyle. In July 2014, Mrs. Delouise Johnson was picking figs in her backyard, […]

Magnolia Medical Park in Fairhope

The Orthopaedic Group to Expand in Fairhope

August 20, 2017

The Orthopaedic Group, P.C. will be adding an office at the new Magnolia Medical Park in Fairhope, Alabama in 2018. Construction has begun on the 36,000 square foot medical facility on 6.6 acres at the corner of Greeno Road and Twin Beech Road. The building expects to occupy various medical specialists: outpatient orthopedics, urgent care, primary care, […]

preventing summertime breaks and pains

Summertime Breaks and Pains

May 24, 2017

It’s summertime. Accidents happen. Summer is a great time to enjoy the outdoors, but the season for extra daylight and outdoor activity is also the season for breaks and pains. Many children are heading outdoors to participate in their favorite sport and water activity which can lead to more orthopedic injuries during the summer months. […]

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