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First love: The Professor reflects on a lost (but not forgotten) flame.

Boomer blogger and avid cyclist, Alan Sivell, waxes poetic about baseball … his most enduring passion.

Butterflies and waterfalls: 4 secret QC-area beauty spots to explore

LMQC Outdoors Blogger, Wade Ellett, has found 4 local gems to check out as flowers reach their peak, summer returns to the Quad Cities and people return to our community parks and wild places.

Summer berries: juicy, delicious and good for you

Quad Citians love their berries, and can find them fresh at area farmers’ markets! Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, explains just how good berries can be for you.

Road tripping and finding new bike trails

Boomer blogger and avid cyclist, Alan Sivell, reports on a new bike trail far from – but almost connected to – the QC!

Elbow hurt? It could be “tennis elbow” … even if you don’t play tennis!

Tennis players, golfers, gardeners and others who repeatedly use their wrists and elbows are at risk for tennis elbow. Here are some symptoms to watch for, and treatment options to keep you swinging strong!

Trails galore at Sunderbruch Park

Let’s Move QC’s intrepid Outdoor Bloggers, Kaia and her human, Teri Stickler, headed to the west end of Davenport to check out the trails and spring flowers in Sunderbruch Park. With its more than 130 acres of parkland, Sunderbruch Park is a gem in the Iowa Quad Cities.

Welcome to Let’s Move Quad Cities, an online news magazine dedicated to keeping  you moving. The publication is updated weekly and published by ORA Orthopedics for the Quad City area community as well as the patients, family, friends and staff of ORA and its partners. 

Sign Up Now for our free E-Newsletter

We send out our free e-newsletter twice a month – loaded with uplifting stories, interesting information and event information to help residents of the Quad Cities get up, keep moving and feel great!

First love: The Professor reflects on a lost (but not forgotten) flame.

Boomer blogger and avid cyclist, Alan Sivell, waxes poetic about baseball … his most enduring passion.

Butterflies and waterfalls: 4 secret QC-area beauty spots to explore

LMQC Outdoors Blogger, Wade Ellett, has found 4 local gems to check out as flowers reach their peak, summer returns to the Quad Cities and people return to our community parks and wild places.

Summer berries: juicy, delicious and good for you

Quad Citians love their berries, and can find them fresh at area farmers’ markets! Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett, explains just how good berries can be for you.

Road tripping and finding new bike trails

Boomer blogger and avid cyclist, Alan Sivell, reports on a new bike trail far from – but almost connected to – the QC!

Elbow hurt? It could be “tennis elbow” … even if you don’t play tennis!

Tennis players, golfers, gardeners and others who repeatedly use their wrists and elbows are at risk for tennis elbow. Here are some symptoms to watch for, and treatment options to keep you swinging strong!

Trails galore at Sunderbruch Park

Let’s Move QC’s intrepid Outdoor Bloggers, Kaia and her human, Teri Stickler, headed to the west end of Davenport to check out the trails and spring flowers in Sunderbruch Park. With its more than 130 acres of parkland, Sunderbruch Park is a gem in the Iowa Quad Cities.

Welcome to Let’s Move Quad Cities, an online news magazine dedicated to keeping  you moving. The publication is updated weekly and published by ORA Orthopedics for the Quad City area community as well as the patients, family, friends and staff of ORA and its partners. 

Sign Up Now for our free E-Newsletter

We send out our free e-newsletter twice a month – loaded with uplifting stories, interesting information and event information to help residents of the Quad Cities get up, keep moving and feel great!

Battle of the Bulge
Eart Smart with Jeni
Success Stories
QC Outdoors
What Moves Me
ORA Health Tips
Success Stories
Get Fit
Them’s the breaks.

Them’s the breaks.

Gabe Lareau, 19, our featured “Bike-to-Work Week” blogger, shares some tips for making sure your bike remains relatively trouble-free (even if it means you might have to make a repair on the fly) and safe for your travels.

read more
Battle of the Bulge
QC Outdoors
Trails galore at Sunderbruch Park

Trails galore at Sunderbruch Park

Let’s Move QC’s intrepid Outdoor Bloggers, Kaia and her human, Teri Stickler, headed to the west end of Davenport to check out the trails and spring flowers in Sunderbruch Park. With its more than 130 acres of parkland, Sunderbruch Park is a gem in the Iowa Quad Cities.

read more
Eart Smart with Jeni
Five ways to eat smart at a picnic.

Five ways to eat smart at a picnic.

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and that means more outdoor meals. Picnics can be lots of fun, but beware of over-indulging. LMQC Nutrition Blogger, Jeni Tackett shares her five tips for surviving your next picnic.

read more
ORA Health Tips
Bike School Part 3: Road safety and path etiquette

Bike School Part 3: Road safety and path etiquette

In segment three of the Bike School series from ORA Orthopedics and Rock Valley Physical Therapy, avid cyclists, Dr. Andrew Bries and Anna Perry share some tips on bike handling and rules to stay safe while on bike paths or on the streets.

read more
What Moves Me
Get Fit
What Moves Me
QC doctor, father, beer brewer

QC doctor, father, beer brewer

QC orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ryan Pokorney didn’t start brewing beer until he moved to Iowa – but now he’s found a favorite scientific pursuit that yields a tasty outcome.

read more
ORA Health Tips
Battle of the Bulge
This biker’s tires and spirits are pumped!

This biker’s tires and spirits are pumped!

Boomer blogger and avid cyclist, Alan Sivell, has his tires pumped about the progress made to-date on the bike path over the Mississippi that’s part of the new I-74 bridge. It’s going to be a great year to be on two wheels!

read more
Success Stories
Back in the saddle after two new knees

Back in the saddle after two new knees

When it comes to putting on the miles, fewer do more than avid cyclist, Tom Hannah, 64, Davenport. His goal this summer, a good 75 miles a week or about 300 miles a month, biking along the scenic trails and byways of eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Thanks to two total knee replacements, he’s back in the saddle with no more pain, swelling, or limping.

read more
QC Outdoors
A walk on the “wild side”

A walk on the “wild side”

Spring has sprung and woodland wildflowers are showing their faces throughout the wooded ravines of the Quad Cities. Let’s Move Outdoor Blogger, Teri Stickler, and her beloved pooch, Kaia, take us on a tour right along an old Bettendorf trail.

read more
Eart Smart with Jeni
Cycling Nutrition: Food is Fuel

Cycling Nutrition: Food is Fuel

What you eat and when you eat it can make a difference in the quality of your bike ride. Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett shares her tips on preparing and consuming “bike fuel.”

read more
What Moves Me
Mr. QC Marathon shares his love of running

Mr. QC Marathon shares his love of running

Meet the Marathon’s, Joe Moreno, race director for the Quad Cities Marathon, Freedom Run and Genesis Firecracker Run. We asked Joe to not only talk about his passion for running, but how he’s overcome his own health challenges as well as what it’s like to manage 3 popular road races in the Quad Cities.

read more
Get Fit
Battle of the Bulge
ORA Health Tips
QC Outdoors
Success Stories
What Moves Me
Success Stories
Eart Smart with Jeni
QC Outdoors
Get Fit
A lifetime of biking can take you places.

A lifetime of biking can take you places.

Gabe Lareau, 19, Moline is LMQC’s 2021 Bike To Work Week Blogger, sharing his love for cycling and perspective on the benefits of biking to work and the issues surrounding local cycling routes.

read more
Battle of the Bulge
Back to the gym after a pandemic

Back to the gym after a pandemic

A year and a pandemic later, what’s it like to go back to the Y? Let’s Move Quad Cities’ Boomer Blogger, Alan Sivell, shares his experience and prep tips for transitioning for home based lethargy to a public gym.

read more
Battle of the Bulge
Eart Smart with Jeni
Five ways to eat smart at a picnic.

Five ways to eat smart at a picnic.

Memorial Day marks the unofficial start of summer and that means more outdoor meals. Picnics can be lots of fun, but beware of over-indulging. LMQC Nutrition Blogger, Jeni Tackett shares her five tips for surviving your next picnic.

read more
Success Stories
QC Outdoors
Trails galore at Sunderbruch Park

Trails galore at Sunderbruch Park

Let’s Move QC’s intrepid Outdoor Bloggers, Kaia and her human, Teri Stickler, headed to the west end of Davenport to check out the trails and spring flowers in Sunderbruch Park. With its more than 130 acres of parkland, Sunderbruch Park is a gem in the Iowa Quad Cities.

read more
What Moves Me
ORA Health Tips
Bike School Part 3: Road safety and path etiquette

Bike School Part 3: Road safety and path etiquette

In segment three of the Bike School series from ORA Orthopedics and Rock Valley Physical Therapy, avid cyclists, Dr. Andrew Bries and Anna Perry share some tips on bike handling and rules to stay safe while on bike paths or on the streets.

read more
Success Stories
Back in the saddle after two new knees

Back in the saddle after two new knees

When it comes to putting on the miles, fewer do more than avid cyclist, Tom Hannah, 64, Davenport. His goal this summer, a good 75 miles a week or about 300 miles a month, biking along the scenic trails and byways of eastern Iowa and western Illinois. Thanks to two total knee replacements, he’s back in the saddle with no more pain, swelling, or limping.

read more
Get Fit
Battle of the Bulge
This biker’s tires and spirits are pumped!

This biker’s tires and spirits are pumped!

Boomer blogger and avid cyclist, Alan Sivell, has his tires pumped about the progress made to-date on the bike path over the Mississippi that’s part of the new I-74 bridge. It’s going to be a great year to be on two wheels!

read more
QC Outdoors
A walk on the “wild side”

A walk on the “wild side”

Spring has sprung and woodland wildflowers are showing their faces throughout the wooded ravines of the Quad Cities. Let’s Move Outdoor Blogger, Teri Stickler, and her beloved pooch, Kaia, take us on a tour right along an old Bettendorf trail.

read more
Eart Smart with Jeni
Cycling Nutrition: Food is Fuel

Cycling Nutrition: Food is Fuel

What you eat and when you eat it can make a difference in the quality of your bike ride. Nutritionist blogger, Jeni Tackett shares her tips on preparing and consuming “bike fuel.”

read more
ORA Health Tips
What Moves Me
QC doctor, father, beer brewer

QC doctor, father, beer brewer

QC orthopedic surgeon Dr. Ryan Pokorney didn’t start brewing beer until he moved to Iowa – but now he’s found a favorite scientific pursuit that yields a tasty outcome.

read more
Get Fit
What Moves Me
Mr. QC Marathon shares his love of running

Mr. QC Marathon shares his love of running

Meet the Marathon’s, Joe Moreno, race director for the Quad Cities Marathon, Freedom Run and Genesis Firecracker Run. We asked Joe to not only talk about his passion for running, but how he’s overcome his own health challenges as well as what it’s like to manage 3 popular road races in the Quad Cities.

read more
ORA Health Tips
Battle of the Bulge
Success Stories
QC Outdoors
Eart Smart with Jeni
What Moves Me