Author Archives: Dr. David Wellman


As the temperature heats up, active sports-enthusiasts turn their focus to the outdoors for exercise, competition, and thrill-seeking. The X-Games, which just took place in Los Angeles, showcases some of … More…


Top 5 Tips for Compound Fractures

by Dr. David Wellman
Dr. David Wellman, Orthopedic Surgeon

It’s World Trauma Day. Dr. David Wellman, Orthopedic Surgeon, explains what a compound fracture is and what you should do to treat this serious injury. “A ‘compound’ or ‘open’ fracture … 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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