Dr. Mark Galland Speaks To News 14 About Injury Prevention For Student-Athletes

Written by admin on August 14, 2013 – 8:43 am -

Dr. Galland spoke with Marti Skold from News 14 on Friday to discuss how student athletes can prevent injury as they return to their fall sports. As athletes begin training in the hot summer sun, it is very important for athletes to understand safety precautions that will help ensure a safe practice. To view the segment, visit http://triangle.news14.com/content/news/in_depth/698264/in-depth–orthopedic-surgeon-dr–mark-galland .

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Dr. Galland Featured in American Council on Exercise Article

Written by admin on July 8, 2013 – 4:10 pm -

Dr. Mark Galland was recently featured in an article published by the American Council on Exercise, titled “Muscular Imbalances Increase Your Client’s Risk for Injury.” In the article, Galland provides insight on muscular imbalances, their causes and how exercise helps prevent them.

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Dr. Galland Releases Podcast on Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction Procedure

Written by admin on August 28, 2012 – 8:55 am -

Dr. Mark Galland has released a podcast discussing the double bundle, or anatomic, ACL reconstruction procedure. In the podcast, Galland discusses what the procedure entails, what types of injuries require the surgery, candidates for the surgery and the proper patient treatment after the procedure.

To listen to the podcast, click here: Double Bundle ACL Reconstruction

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Article from Dr. Mark Galland Featured in Cary Citizen

Written by admin on August 8, 2012 – 11:13 am -

Dr. Galland recently had an article published in the Cary Citizen, titled, Top 4 Ways to Tell “Sore” from “Injured.” In the article, Dr. Galland provides advice for high school athletes who are returning to fall sports on how to know when an injury is serious. To view the article, click here.

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Dr. Galland Releases Podcast On Tommy John Elbow Ligament Reconstruction

Written by admin on July 10, 2012 – 5:56 am -

Dr. Galland has released a podcast on Tommy John elbow ligament reconstruction, a frequently-discussed topic in the sports world. In the podcast, Galland discusses the type of injury that requires Tommy John elbow ligament reconstruction, what type of athletes typically undergo the surgery, how the surgery works and what to expect during the recovery process.

To listen to the podcast, click here: Tommy John Elbow Ligament Reconstruction EDITED

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Take Five To Stretch

Written by admin on April 6, 2012 – 7:29 am -

This post can also be found on the Association Executives of North Carolina’s Success By Association blog.

The core of my practice is sports medicine. But it isn’t just athletes that get injured. As we rely more heavily on technology and the average person uses a desktop computer, a smartphone, and an Ipad in a given day, chronic overuse injuries are only going to increase. Ailments like epicondylitis (tennis elbow), carpal tunnel, and tendinitis are generally caused by repetitive use of the forearm, wrist, and hand muscles. These problems are degenerative in nature and can be extremely uncomfortable and activity limiting. Ergonomics, the study of efficiency in the workplace, can offer many solutions and adjustments for reducing the severity and frequency of these problems. Here I’d like to offer my own advice- Take 5 to stretch.
5 minutes in the mid-morning and 5 minutes in the afternoon to do these 3 simple stretches will go a long way to keeping your arms limber and pain free, hopefully for years.

1. Epicondylitis Stretch- Epicondyle is the medical term for the bony area of your elbow where your wrist and forearm muscles attach. You have a medial epicondyle for the muscles that flex your wrist and enable you to pronate (turn your palm toward the floor). You also have a lateral epicondyle for the muscles that extend your wrist and allow you to supinate (turn your palm up). In order to stretch these muscles, you should reach your arm out in front of you with your elbow straight and use your opposite arm to bend the wrist into flexion. Hold 20 seconds. Then, keeping your elbow straight, pull your wrist into extension. Hold 20 seconds. Repeat each way one more time.

2. Wrist Rotation- Keeping your wrist poised while typing all day can cause stiffness, pain, and contribute to carpal tunnel. To give your wrist a break, make a loose fist and rotate your wrists in circles for about 20 seconds. Go on to stretch your hands (exercise 3) then repeat for 20 more seconds.

3. Hand/Finger Stretch- Give your hands a break from typing, emailing, texting, tweeting, blogging, and data entering. For this stretch, you want to spread your hands and fingers out as wide as you can and then make a tight fist. Open your hand and widen your fingers then pull it back into a fist. Repeat about 10 times.

Three exercises. Five minutes. Make it part of your daily routine until it becomes a habit- just like brushing your teeth. I would be happy to see you in the office for any problem any time, but if I can help keep you healthy, that’s even better.

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