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  • Get Ready for the Healthy Family FunFest Fitness Challenge

    February 19, 2018

    Moms, dads and kids of all ages: the Healthy Family FunFest Fitness Challenge is on! Whether it’s jumping rope or hula hooping, our seven-station Family Fitness Challenge is designed to engage you and yours in an action-packed obstacle course that’s sure to encourage your family’s competitive spirit and get everyone’s…

  • Year One: A Time of Growth and Accomplishment at Bone & Joint Institute

    February 08, 2018

    The Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital recently celebrated its first full year of operation. Physician-in-chief Dr. Courtland Lewis talks about a year of growth and accomplishment.  Q. Tell us about the growth of the Bone & Joint Institute in its first year.  A.  Opening a brand new…

  • Safe Steps: What a Balance, Fall Prevention Program Can Do For You

    January 08, 2018

    By Sharon Treat, MSPT Outpatient Therapy, Jefferson House One of the trendier new self-help mantras is about becoming your “best self.” Those who work with the aging population know falling often gets in the way of being your “best self.” According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more…

  • Outdoor Exercise? In This Weather? Here’s How.

    December 28, 2017

    By Lisa Hageman No matter what time of year, breathing fresh clean air benefits your body. According to research, outdoor exercise can increase your energy levels while helping to decrease tension, frustration and depression. In the colder months, also known as the winter weight-gain period, it’s easy to go into hibernation….

  • The Science Behind Walking On Winter Ice Without Slipping, Falling

    December 28, 2017

    Sometimes you just have to know when to walk like a penguin, as unsightly as it may seem. It could save a lot of pain and misery. With sub-freezing temperatures, black-ice parking lots and slick sidewalks, it’s time. Yes, the best way to avoid a fall — and possible injury…

  • Protecting Your Student Athlete

    December 18, 2017

    Is your child at risk for sports-related injuries? There’s a study being conducted at the Hartford HealthCare Bone & Joint Institute in partnership with Quinnipiac University to prevent injury. Sarah Emlaw is a physical therapist with the Center for Musculoskeletal Health at the Bone & Joint Institute. Q: Tell us…

  • With Hand Therapy, Rehab Client Regains Optimum Use Of Her Fingers

    November 08, 2017

    By Sarah Fasolo Suzanne Harriman thought surgery would alleviate all the problems with her right hand. But even after recuperation, she experienced difficulty opening and closing her hand, and bending her fingers. Try hand therapy, she was told by Dr. Kevin Burton of Orthopedic Associates of Hartford and the Bone…

  • How Physical Therapy Got This Carpenter Back To Work

    November 03, 2017

    By Sarah Fasolo Marc Michaud, 54, of Plainfield found himself in the hands, literally, of the Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network twice in a year. After surgery to repair a tear in his right rotator cuff in October 2016, he faced a second surgery. This time, it would be on his…

  • Global Volunteerism: A Life-Changing Experience

    October 30, 2017

    Each and every year all across Hartford HealthCare, you can count on your clinicians to give you their very best. You may not know that many of our experts donate their time and expertise here and all across the globe. Hartford HealthCare Rehabilitation Network physical therapist Ken Bruno is one…

  • NFL Week 7 Injury Report: What It’s Like To Break Your Collarbone (Aaron Rodgers)

    October 17, 2017

    Our weekly NFL report evaluates injuries to players of local (Patriots, Giants and Jets) or national interest with commentary by a sports orthopedic specialist from the Bone & Joint Institute at Hartford Hospital. Player: Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers quarterback. Injury: Broken right collarbone (throwing shoulder). How it happened: Rodgers,…


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