Virginia Orthopaedics Welcomes Dr. Jeremy Smalley

2017-08-30T11:17:18+00:00 September 1st, 2017|

Meet our new provider, Dr. Jeremy Smalley! The team at Virginia Orthopaedics in Salem, VA happily welcomes new provider Dr. Jeremy Smalley. Dr. Smalley earned his Medical Doctor from Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC. He completed a Fellowship in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute in Baltimore, MD. Dr. [...]

Postural Corrections and Gentle Stretches to Relieve Lower Back Pain

2017-08-21T10:04:21+00:00 August 1st, 2017|

Lower back pain, technically known as lumbar pain, affects nearly everyone at some point. The lumbar spine, extending from the lower ribs to the tailbone, is one of the most common sources of discomfort for American adults. The numerous causes of lumbar pain our spine specialists diagnose and treat at Virginia Orthopaedic include: Sudden movements [...]

The Long Term Benefits of Physical Therapy

2017-06-25T08:10:56+00:00 July 1st, 2017|

Most orthopedic surgeons will tell you that the most important part of recovery is physical therapy. The long term benefits of physical therapy after an orthopedic injury or surgery show that physical therapy is a necessary step for anyone who has been down for any period of time. Range of Motion The most common complaint [...]

Repairing a Torn Rotator Cuff

2017-08-21T10:06:33+00:00 June 1st, 2017|

What Is a Rotator Cuff? The rotator cuff is formed by a group of four muscles which come together as tendons, forming a “cuff” over the head of the upper arm bone, or humerus. This cuff helps to lift and rotate your arm and stabilize the ball of the shoulder within the shoulder joint. At [...]

Sports Injuries: Is It a Sprain or a Strain?

2017-08-21T10:09:36+00:00 April 1st, 2017|

If you have ever played sports, you have probably heard the terms "sprain" and "strain." It is quite easy to confuse the two, especially since they share such similar names. The truth is that they are quite similar except for the fact that they involve different body parts. In the event of a severe sprain [...]

Injured Triathlete Gets Back in the Game After Successful Surgery

2017-08-21T10:13:48+00:00 January 3rd, 2017|

Injured Triathlete Gets Back in the Game After Successful Surgery with Dr. Mark Hagy Michelle and her husband were enjoying a bike ride on a rare sunny day in February, when she was hit by a car. The accident landed her in the hospital with a completely torn LCL and a posterolateral corner injury. Michelle [...]

Studies Show Time and Cost Savings

2017-08-21T10:12:38+00:00 January 1st, 2017|

In the last few years, a trend among orthopaedic practices has yielded increased access to orthopaedic urgent care for patients, along with cost savings. In last month’s blog, Virginia Orthopaedic announced its own new venture: VAO Direct, an orthopaedic urgent care staffed by VAO personnel with expanded hours and minimal wait times. We are now [...]


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