Author Archives: Dr. Anil Ranawat

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As pros start their seasons in their home cities, back from spring training in the South, they may be experiencing colder temperatures. It is important to gradually increase the intensity … More…

Dr. Anil Ranawat, Orthopedic Surgeon

Q1. Can you talk about the current status of artificial cartilage? I had knee surgery 20+ years ago and they removed cartilage from my left knee and now I am … More…

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April 19, 2014 at 12:00 pm

The NHL playoffs are underway, and having a strong abdominal and core muscle strength is important for keeping players in top form. Gregory Reinhardt, HSS Physical Therapist, says: "While skating, the activation of a hockey player's oblique muscles is crucial for their ability to constantly push off from their skates." To read more about core strength for hockey players, visit

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