Posts Tagged ‘sports medicine’

Caring for athletes at the U.S. Olympic Training Center

With the 2016 Summer Olympics just a few months away, Olympic-bound athletes are hard at work preparing for their events. Many of these athletes are training at one of three U.S. Olympic Training Centers. Recently Jacqueline Munch, an orthopaedic surgeon in OHSU’s Sports Medicine program, served a two week rotation at the U.S. Olympic Training Center in Colorado Springs, CO. She answers a few questions about her experience: 1. What was your role at the … Read More

6 easy tips for fueling during a run

There is so much that goes into running well. Good form, flexibility, strength, endurance, training, and good shoes. An often neglected aspect of running well is nutrition. There are two main aspects of fueling on a run: hydration and fueling. The main goal is to maintain energy levels for actively working muscles. Every runner has a unique “fuel economy” for a given pace, there is no one-size fits all approach for the perfect on-run fueling … Read More

Getting started: 4 simple steps for beginning runners

Running is a simple and cost-effective way to get fit and stay in shape. Getting started is often half the battle. To help you along, our OHSU Sports Medicine physicians have compiled some guidelines for taking your running or walking to a new level: 1.  Begin with a warm up Develop a dynamic series of stretches to increase blood flow to the working muscles and increase the functional range of motion around the major joints. … Read More

Tips for staying safe in winter sports

Winter is coming. The rain is falling in town and we all know that means snow is falling in the mountains! Time to get ready for the snow season. Take a moment to consider some basics of winter sports safety from the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) before heading to the mountains this season. 1. Helmet use  The National Ski Patrol recommends wearing a helmet while skiing or snowboarding. Safety and conscientious skiing and riding should be considered … Read More

Your health questions answered: Return to running

You ask. OHSU health experts answer. This month, our sports medicine and spine specialists are on the hot seat. Q. “I’m getting back into running after a break. What should I do?” A: The first thing to consider is your fitness level. Have you been a longtime runner, or are you new to the sport? You should also talk to your primary care provider to discuss any exercise-related health issues. Think about your goals: Do you … Read More

Why 96,000 Square Miles?

OHSU Health Fair at Pioneer Square.

President Robertson is fond of saying that OHSU has a 96,000 square mile campus, serving Oregonians “from Enterprise to Coos Bay, from Portland to Klamath Falls.”

This blog aims to highlight that breadth. 96,000 Square Miles (96K for short) will focus on the people of OHSU, the Oregonians we serve and the ripple effect of our work in Oregon and beyond.

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