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Health tips on how to stay active and health so you can continue to pursue the passions that move you – from the surgeons and health care specialists at ORA Orthopedics.

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.

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Bursitis burning your joints? A QC surgeon has answers

Bursitis burning your joints? A QC surgeon has answers

ORA Orthopedics Dr. Bries, who spins at the Y before work on most days, says, “Exercise helps prevent hip bursitis by keeping your core fit. But you also need to strengthen your muscles separately, to balance the repetitive stress that can lead to bursitis.”

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Beware of the snowblower!

Beware of the snowblower!

Snowblowers can be a terrific convenience and also quite dangerous if you get fatigued by the cold or distracted while operating the equipment, says ORA Orthopedic’s, Dr. Justin Munns.

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Spotting scoliosis in your child

Spotting scoliosis in your child

A school physical discovered Morgan Martin’s scoliosis while in high school. ORA Orthopedic’s Dr. Michael Pyevich, the only pediatric orthopedist in the Quad Cities, explains that scoliosis is often seen and diagnosed in the fall, during back-to-school physicals.

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How to prevent a fall season of injuries

How to prevent a fall season of injuries

Dr. Waqas Hussain, a Sports Medicine physician at ORA Orthopedics and team doctor for United Township High School, explains how football players – and all athletes – can avoid injuries by taking some simple, preventative measures.

read more
4 reasons to ride: a prescription for good health

Bike School Part 1: Cycling for life

ORA’s Dr. Andrew Bries and Rock Valley Physical Therapist Anna Perry share their reasons why cycling is great for fitness, rehab after surgery, or at any age when impact sports are not an option.

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How NOT to fall off your ladder

How NOT to fall off your ladder

Thinking about climbing that ladder this fall or winter to put up or take down the lights on your house? You better watch your step – it could be your first one on the way to the emergency room!

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Health tips on how to stay active and health so you can continue to pursue the passions that move you – from the surgeons and health care specialists at ORA Orthopedics.

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
4 reasons to ride: a prescription for good health

Bike School Part 1: Cycling for life

ORA’s Dr. Andrew Bries and Rock Valley Physical Therapist Anna Perry share their reasons why cycling is great for fitness, rehab after surgery, or at any age when impact sports are not an option.

read more
Bursitis burning your joints? A QC surgeon has answers

Bursitis burning your joints? A QC surgeon has answers

ORA Orthopedics Dr. Bries, who spins at the Y before work on most days, says, “Exercise helps prevent hip bursitis by keeping your core fit. But you also need to strengthen your muscles separately, to balance the repetitive stress that can lead to bursitis.”

read more
Beware of the snowblower!

Beware of the snowblower!

Snowblowers can be a terrific convenience and also quite dangerous if you get fatigued by the cold or distracted while operating the equipment, says ORA Orthopedic’s, Dr. Justin Munns.

read more
How NOT to fall off your ladder

How NOT to fall off your ladder

Thinking about climbing that ladder this fall or winter to put up or take down the lights on your house? You better watch your step – it could be your first one on the way to the emergency room!

read more
How to prevent a fall season of injuries

How to prevent a fall season of injuries

Dr. Waqas Hussain, a Sports Medicine physician at ORA Orthopedics and team doctor for United Township High School, explains how football players – and all athletes – can avoid injuries by taking some simple, preventative measures.

read more
Spotting scoliosis in your child

Spotting scoliosis in your child

A school physical discovered Morgan Martin’s scoliosis while in high school. ORA Orthopedic’s Dr. Michael Pyevich, the only pediatric orthopedist in the Quad Cities, explains that scoliosis is often seen and diagnosed in the fall, during back-to-school physicals.

read more