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Shirley says “yes” to picking up her granddaughter and enjoying life pain free
My back hurt so bad, I could no longer pick up my grandbaby. She looked up at me with those puppy dog eyes that could make even a stranger melt, but my back pain was too much. All she wanted was for me to pick her up like I used to, and I could see the confusion and disappointment in her face. She could crawl onto my lap and sit with me, but I physically couldn’t pick her up.
Case Manager: Meet & Greet Social
Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Center cordially invites all Worker’s Compensation Case Managers to our Open House.
Bone health, exercise and vitamin D
Listen up parents—orthopaedic doctors are seeing the return of rickets. Rickets is a softening or weakening of bones in children caused by extreme deficiency of vitamin D. Rickets is a disease that was primarily seen in the late 1800s, and while it isn’t rampant right now by any means, it’s unsettling to see the condition at all because we know the cause and how to treat it. Rickets was more or less eradicated in the U.S. and U.K. by the 1940s.
How to Prevent Soccer Injuries – from a Coach, Orthopaedic Surgeon and Dad
If it’s a spring or fall Saturday morning, you’ll find me coaching my 11-year-old son’s soccer team in Portsmouth, Va. Not only is it a great opportunity for me to spend time with my own children, but I love teaching young athletes how to tap into their athletic potential while also learning how to listen to their body.
SMOC is a Proud Sponsor of the Jingle Bell Run, 2017
2017 Jingle Bell Run – Virginia Beach
Community Education Event: Controlling Your Pain (Military Veterans & SMOC Patients)
Featured Speaker: Justin Minyard US Army Master Sergeant (Retired), Chronic Pain PatientArabic Interrogator, Navy Special Operations Warfare Command 9/11 First Responder • Bronze Star for Valor • Purple Heart Recipient
Press Release: (SMOC) Welcomes Dr. Geoffrey Wright to Suffolk Office
Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center (SMOC), a leading orthopaedic center in Hampton Roads, today announced Geoffrey Wright, MD, will join the practice. Specializing in knee and hip replacements, Dr. Wright will also be bringing his expertise as a retired Navy captain and former flight surgeon to the growing SMOC care team
Ale for Arthritis
Come and sip your favorite craft brew, taste the amazing cuisine of Norfolk’s premier butcher, Pendulum Fine Meats, and bid on amazing one of a kind auction items and dance the night away!
Press Release: Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center (SMOC) Welcomes Dr. Nicolai Baecher to Suffolk Office
Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Center (SMOC), a leading orthopaedic center in Hampton Roads, today announced that Nicolai Baecher, MD, has joined the practice.
Jingle in July
Lots of people are thinking about bathing suits and poolside parties – it’s summer, after all! But at the Arthritis Foundation and SMOC, we’re thinking about the Jingle Bell Run/Walk, a fun holiday, family friendly event that features a 5k and a 1k fun run for kids! Held on Saturday, December 2nd, the Jingle Bell Run/Walk also includes costume contests and plenty of festivities – all to raise funds for arthritis research, advocacy efforts and resources.