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Access Sports Medicine & Orthopaedics - August 2023 Updates!

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The latest news and developments from your friendly neighborhood orthopaedic care providers!

After a rainy July, we know you’re itching to get back outside and enjoy those dog days of summer. As we hit the end of summer and get ready to send the kids back to school, it’s time to cram in those last-minute sunny plans. No matter what you’re doing, it’s important to stay hydrated and keep yourself healthy. Should you encounter any difficulties along the way, don't hesitate to reach out to us. We're here to assist you and ensure you get back on track swiftly. 

This month's newsletter will discuss proper spine posture, the benefits of staying local, and our new physician Dr. Deborah Pacik!

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Proper Posture Tips to Keep Your Spine Healthy

From a young age, we’ve been taught to sit up straight and to try not to hunch. With that said, very few of us actually listen to this lesson. Poor posture abounds. Whether sitting at your desk at school, at work, watching television, or at the table eating dinner, the everyday person doesn’t typically think about their posture while seated. It may seem like stories about lousy posture are just old wives’ tales, but the truth is, sitting up straight does have a positive effect on your spine health.
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Dr. Deborah Pacik

We're excited to welcome Dr. Deborah Pacik to the Access Sports Medicine team! She's a board-certified physiatrist specializing in non-operative sports injuries, spine,  and holistic health practices. She's currently accepting new patients in our Exeter office.

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NH Orthopaedics Sports Medicine: The Benefits of Staying Local

New Hampshire is unique in many ways. Our special Granite State offers wonderful recreational activities, from surfing in the ocean to swimming and diving in local lakes, ponds, and streams, hiking the many mountains, trail, and road running, cycling, and all the indoor and outdoor athletics you can handle. There are few places that can provide all these different options.

With that said, if you’re injured while exploring all that the state has to offer, there’s no better NH orthopedics and sports medicine practice available to you than right here at Access Sports Medicine. We—like you—are also out there on the go, and we have a keen understanding of all the different types of terrain and prospective aches, pains, sprains, and breaks you might experience. Learn more at the link below.

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Most Common Football Injuries

As summer begins to cool down and fall sports season heats up, many student-athletes are hitting the gridiron and beginning football practice. According to data from the 2018-19 school year, collected by the National Federation of State High School Associations, football is the most popular sport amongst high school athletes, with 1,006,013 participants nationally. 

And while participation is a positive thing, overall, football also leads to the most injuries of any other sport. With an estimated 455,449 football-related injuries (of varying severity) during the same 2018-19 campaign, it’s clear that getting hurt while participating in the sport is difficult to avoid.

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Access Sports Medicine recently extended its hours of operation at all of our clinics, including our walk-in facilities in Portsmouth, Exeter, and Rochester.
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