A New Study Points to a Surprisingly Simple Way to Ward Off Knee Pain
Encouraging new research suggests walking could help prevent new bouts of knee pain in people with arthritis. Read full article here
Offices closed on Marathon Monday, April 18th
Best wishes to all the athletes running in the Boston Marathon this year! In addition, our offices will be closed on Monday, April 18th since our Brookline office is located directly on the marathon route.
Exercises for Strengthening the Shoulder
The exercises in this posted article are excellent for strengthening the shoulder, especially if you have spring plans for tennis or golf. They can be performed at home and do not require any special equipment [...]
How to Save Your Knees Without Giving Up Your Workout
There’s no magic bullet to knee health, but staying active and building muscles around the joint are crucial. https://www.nytimes.com/2021/11/19/well/workout-exercise-knee-health.html?referringSource=articleShare
Dr. Zilberfarb Provides Medical Coverage at 2021 Newport ATP Tournament
Dr. Jeffrey Zilberfarb provided medical coverage at the Newport Hall of Fame ATP Tournament. The Hall of Fame Open remains the only professional tournament played on grass in North America. Tremendous athletes and terrific grass [...]
Dr. Jeffrey Zilberfarb Selected for Players’ Medical Staff at 2019 Hall of Fame Open Tennis Tournament
Dr. Jeffrey Zilberfarb selected for Players’ Medical Staff at the 2019 Hall of Fame Open tennis tournament held in Newport, Rhode Island. Contested on the historic grass tennis courts of the International Tennis Hall of [...]
Jeffrey L Zilberfarb, MD Selected to Teach Latest Techniques at AANA
The Arthroscopy Association of North America selected Dr. Jeffrey Zilberfarb to teach the latest advanced arthroscopic techniques at the Orthopedic Learning Center located outside Chicago, IL.
The Best Thing to Eat Before a Workout? Maybe Nothing at All
Fasting before exercise may have beneficial effects on fat cells. Read Full Article Here
Best Wishes to Melissa Scott, PA for her FIFTH Boston Marathon
Melissa Scott, PA will be running her fifth Boston Marathon on Monday, April 17, 2017. Please join us in cheering her on Patriots Day weekend. In addition, the offices will be closed on Monday, April [...]
An Easy Way to Prevent Blisters? Try Tape
Applying ordinary paper tape, a common component of first-aid kits, can be an inexpensive way to prevent the blisters that can arise from running a marathon. Read Full Article Here
Dr. Jeffrey Zilberfarb helps to teach a course for Arthroscopy Association of North America
Jeffrey Zilberfarb, MD helped to teach a course in arthroscopy and rotator cuff repair in Chicago on October 15 and 16, 2016 for the Arthroscopy Association of North America.
Melissa Scott, PA-C to compete in Chicago Marathon
Melissa Scott, Physician Assistant, who joined our practice this summer, is running in the Chicago Marathon on Sunday, October 9, 2016. The physicians and staff at Meeks & Zilberfarb Orthopedics and Sports Medicine send their [...]
After a Sprain, Don’t Just Walk It Off
Ankle injuries should never be taken lightly and are too often mistreated or not treated at all. READ FULL ARTICLE HERE
The Scientific 7-Minute Workout
In 12 exercises deploying only body weight, a chair and a wall, it fulfills the latest mandates for high-intensity effort, which essentially combines a long run and a visit to the weight room into about [...]
Going for the Gold in the Golden Years
Many fitness-oriented older Americans, some who came to sports later in life, test themselves in local, state and national competitions like the Senior Games. Read Full Article Here
How Many Miles Should You Run in a Week?
The maximum benefits of running occur at quite low doses, a new study suggests. Click Here to Read Full Article
Closest Thing to a Wonder Drug? Try Exercise
If the effects of exercise could be put in a pill and prescribed, it would be rightly hailed as a wonder drug. Click HERE to Read the Full Article
Eight Tips for Safe and Effective Strength Training
Strong muscles are important for healthy bodies. One way to keep muscles in shape is with strength training. However, performing muscle-strengthening exercises the wrong way can do more harm than good. Click the link below [...]
Youth Baseball and Surgery for Overuse Injuries
An article in the Wall Street Journal explores the reasons behind more teens undergoing Tommy John surgery for worn-out elbows and includes tips on how to avoid the increasingly common shoulder and elbow injuries. Read [...]
Fastballs Can Lead to Tommy John Surgery, Study Finds
Pitchers who had surgery threw fastballs 46.8 percent of the time, compared to 39.7 percent among those who had not. Read the Full Article Here
Sitting Increases the Risk of Dying Early
Replacing sitting time with just standing or moderate physical activity could counteract the effect.
How simply moving benefits your mental health
In this article from Harvard Medical School Health Publications, recent studies show that the connection between your brain and your body is a "two-way street" and that means movement can change your brain.
Dr. James Andrews, on preventing youth sports injuries: Take time off, don’t specialize
One of the nation's foremost sports orthopedic surgeons, Dr. James Andrews, said the best medicine to help prevent youth sports injuries is to avoid playing year-round and not to specialize in one sport.
For Serious Training, Hold the Carbs at Dinnertime
A “sleep-low” sports diet, in which an athlete skips carbohydrates at dinner, led to notable improvements in performance.
Stretching: The Truth
The season for outdoor tennis and golf may arrive extra early due to our very mild winter to date. In preparation, consider incorporating dynamic stretching into your warm up routine to improve your game this year. The article below, while published in 2008, is a favorite of mine and clearly explains the benefits of dynamic stretching and illustrates sample dynamic stretches.
Sloan Kettering’s Quest to Prove Exercise Can Inhibit Cancer
Trying ‘exercise oncology’ to stop or delay the spread of a malignant tumor; a trial for women with stage 4 breast cancer
Why You Can Stop Doing Sit-Ups
Exercise gurus and military experts are pushing for alternate exercises, like plank pose, to prevent bac
Being Smart About Your Child’s Brain
For young athletes, there’s a world of inadequately acknowledged danger beyond football, concussions and “Concussion.”
12 Minutes of Yoga for Bone Health
Dr. Loren M. Fishman of Columbia University has been gathering evidence for years, hoping to determine whether yoga might be an effective therapy for osteoporosis.
Study Points to Benefits of Knee Replacement Surgery Over Therapy Alone
Researchers tested osteoarthritis patients who received knee replacement operations followed by therapy, comparing them with a group who had only nonsurgical treatment.
Lifting Weights, Twice a Week, May Aid the Brain
A new experiment suggests that light resistance training a few times a week may also slow the age-related shrinking of some parts of our brains.
Research Says the Relaxation Response Could Keep You Out of the Hospital
A new study found that patients who do yoga, meditation, and other relaxation activities were less likely to seek medical attention.
Louis W Meeks, MD Memorial Service
A memorial service for Louis W Meeks, MD was held on September 25, 2015 at the Church of the Redeemer in Chestnut Hill. The sanctuary overflowed with family, friends, colleagues, and many former patients. Posted below is his obituary that appeared in the Boston Globe. The physicians and staff of Meeks and Zilberfarb Orthopedics wish to thank everyone for their many expressions of sympathy and remembrance.
Train, and Recover, Like a U.S. Soccer Star
With youth and high school soccer teams across the country beginning their training now for the fall soccer season and with so many young players, female and male, having been inspired by the women’s national team, this seems an ideal moment to learn more about Dawn Scott’s training methods and how they might be put to use by players at home.
Dr. Zilberfarb Shares Advice in Boston Globe Article on Starting a Running Program at Age 40 and Beyond
Jeffrey Zilberfarb, MD is quoted extensively in this informative article published in the Boston Globe featuring tips on starting a running program after age 40.
Dr. Zilberfarb Selected for Players’ Medical Staff for Tennis Hall of Fame Tournament
Jeffrey Zilberfarb, MD has been selected to be on the players’ medical staff for the International Tennis Hall of Fame Championship tournament held in Newport, RI.
Dr. Jeffrey Zilberfarb Shares Expertise with Primary Care Physicians
Dr. Jeffrey Zilberfarb recently gave a lecture to primary care physicians at the New England Baptist Outpatient Surgery Center Conference Room in Dedham, MA. His topic reviewed the evaluation and management of common shoulder problems.
Into Yoga? Indian Experts Explain What You’re Doing Wrong
In 2010, the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission said among more than 10 million people in the U.S. who practice yoga there were around 7,400 yoga-related injuries that year: that’s one for every 1,351 yoga practitioners. But, as with any physical activity, if not done properly, it can lead to accidents.
A 2-Minute Walk May Counter the Harms of Sitting
Even a few minutes per hour of moving instead of remaining in a chair might have substantial health benefits.
Stay a Step Ahead of Arthritis
A key to fighting off debilitation is to find activities you can do when ones you have done become difficult or impossible. Weight loss helps, too.
Yoga’s Benefits May Extend to the Heart
In this post by Harvard Heart Letter Executive Editor Julie Corliss, she examines recent studies that indicate a yoga practice my help lower heart disease risk as much as more conventional exercise programs.
The Right Dose of Exercise for a Longer Life
Two new studies suggest that the ideal dose of exercise for a long life is a bit more than many of us currently believe we should get, but less than many of us might expect.
Does Kinesiology Tape Really Work?
Does kinesiology tape really work? Does it alleviate pain and injury while you exercise? And if so, how does it work?
Improving Core Strength
Board sports, whether on land or sea, take balance and coordination. Here are some exercises that can improve core strength as featured in the Wall Street Journal.
Dr. Zilberfarb Named to Becker’s 2015 List of ASC Leaders
Dr. Jeffrey Zilberfarb has been named to Becker's ASC Review's 2015 list of "156 ASC Industry Physician Leaders to Know." The list is comprised of ambulatory surgery center physicians, operators and corporate leaders who have distinguished themselves in the ambulatory surgery center industry.
Offices Open during Winter Storm Marcus
The offices of Meeks and Zilberfarb Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will be OPEN on Monday, February 09, and Tuesday, February 10, 2015. Dr. Zilberfarb will be in the Brookline office on Monday and in the Dedham office on Tuesday.
Body Shots Beat Pills for Knee Arthritis Relief
The most effective treatment for the pain of knee osteoarthritis may be an injection of hyaluronic acid or corticosteroids, and the least effective may be Tylenol or Celebrex pills, a review of studies concludes.
Repeat Offenders: Six Ways Old Injuries Can Impact Your Health Now by Linda Melone
Dr. Courtney Dawson was featured in the November, 2014 issue of Family Circle magazine on managing old sports injuries.
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