Anyone Can Go Pro at the Humana Seattle Metro Pickleball Classic July 20th-24th

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Playing Pickle Ball

Ah yes. Pickleball, one of the most popular sporting activities in the country. Think tennis played with a whiffle ball and small wooden paddle across a lower net. But considering a pickleball court is one-fourth the size of a tennis court and playing “doubles” (you get a teammate!) is most common, there’s way less sprinting. …

Have Some Summer Fun While Enjoying That Summer Sun — Low-Impact Style

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Summer outdoor activities

Summer in the Pacific Northwest poses a conundrum in that most of us can’t spend every waking minute outside doing stuff, despite the fact we know the average temperature of 75˚F is all too fleeting and thus we really, really want to maximize every last second of it. But things simply get in the way. …

Early Adopters to Majority Opinion—Consider if Orthobiologics is a Better Path to Long-Lasting Health and Healing

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Healing with Orthobiologics

There’s a theory out there that seeks to explain how, why, and at what rate new technologies (a.k.a. new ideas) spread. It’s called the Law of the Diffusion of Innovation—or The Adoption Curve for those of us outside of academia—popularized in 1962 by Everett Rogers, a professor of communications studies, in his book Diffusion of …

Minimally Invasive Spinal Surgery – A Better Path to Returning to Normal Life

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Minimally invasive surgery saves time and money

How we value time creates an interesting conundrum. It’s the most valuable commodity we have – we’re all allocated the same number of hours any given day, we can’t fabricate more, and once they’re gone, there’s nothing we can do to get them back — yet (here comes the paradox!) … we insist on pricing …

Running Might Be the Right Rx for Your Orthopedic Well-Being

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Running Might Be the Right Rx for Your Orthopedic Well-Being

We’re at that sweet spot of spring where the rain is less bone-chilling and frequent (oh, and no longer driving right into our face by the wind). It’s also that unique time of year where an afternoon high of 62-degrees feels down-right balmy, if not hot, and thus inspires our rugged populace to run, hike, …

Welcoming Dr Wingert

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Dr Wingert

Nathaniel Wingert, MD, is a board-certified, fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon specializing in hip and knee replacement. In addition, Dr. Wingert has an interest in the treatment of trauma, or fractures of various types, and the more complex joint replacing procedures such as second time or revision joint replacements. A native of the Northwest, Dr. Wingert attended …

The Pain of Working from Home

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Working at Home

Did you know in 2021 complaints of physical discomfort are surging? From eye strain to neck and back pain, to hand and wrist issues, it’s become clear that spending 20-40 hours a week working from home can cause physical problems. Heading into the new year, if you’re still working from home part or full time, …

How to Improve Bone Strength

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Bone Strength

Bone health is important at every age and stage of life. The skeleton is our body’s storage bank for calcium—a mineral that is necessary for our bodies to function. Calcium is especially important as a building block for our bones. Loss of bone strength can lead to osteoporosis—a disorder in which bones become fragile and …

America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers

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America's Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers 2022

Proliance Eastside Surgery Center, the main Ambulatory Surgery Center for ProOrtho has been named one of America’s Best Ambulatory Surgery Centers of 2022 according to a research project conducted by Newsweek. The Proliance Eastside Surgery Center, located in Kirkland, ranked second among ambulatory surgery center in the state of Washington. Proliance Eastside Surgery Center is …

5 Exercises to Help Relieve Knee Pain

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5 Exercises to Help Relieve Knee Pain

Knee strengthening exercises are important to build surrounding muscles like quadriceps, hamstrings, glutes and calves to improve knee joint stability and support. See a physician for recommendations on knee exercises specific to your condition, and if you find that a particular exercise hurts, stop and try another. 1. Squats Squats strengthen your quadriceps, glutes and …

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