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What our orthopedic specialists would love for Valentine's Day
What our orthopedic specialists would love for Valentine's Day

By: Dr. Burke

Love is in the air with Valentine’s Day. I understand, it’s a Hallmark holiday for many people, but there’s no question, our orthopedic specialists have love on their radar this year. No, it’s not romantic love, but it’s the love we have for our patients. Here are a few things our orthopedic specialists would love for Valentine’s Day this year:

  • We would love for everyone to do the right types and amounts of stretches before and after exercising. Asking your muscles to do any type of strenuous exercise without warming up is like doing a math test right after your alarm clock goes off. You probably won’t do your best and your muscles don’t do their best without waking up first. Show your muscles some love and give them a good stretch before and after exercising.

  • We would love for you to use an exercise partner at the gym, especially if you will be lifting heavy weights. Know your limitations and ask a trusted friend to ‘spot’ you when in a vulnerable position with a heavy weight load. It’s better to be safe and healthy than sitting in our waiting room with a bad injury and a bruised ego.

  • We would love to see you complete all your physical therapy exercises as recommended. Your future health and quality of life will be better if you complete all your exercises in the time frame and way your physical therapist teaches them to you. We understand physical therapy can be painful, but the only thing worse than a broken heart is a broken body. Love your body enough to take care of it.

  • We love seeing patients as soon as possible following an injury. The quicker we can diagnose and begin treatment, the more likely you are to make a full recovery. It may not be convenient to take time off work for a doctor’s appointment, but we care about your long-term health. If scheduling seems like a hassle, just click here to schedule an appointment time that works for you.

  • We also love it when patients are smart about their recovery time. All of our board-certified physicians have years of medical school training and field experience for a reason: we know what we’re talking about when we tell you to “take it easy.” For instance, if we tell you not to do weight-bearing exercises for two weeks, please love yourself enough to do what’s right.

We also love being St. Louis’ leader in orthopedic treatment care for patients of all ages. If you are in need of orthopedic care, the first step is starting a conversation. Schedule your next appointment with Orthopedic Associates.

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Avatar  Christine Peters 2 years ago

Happly Valentines Day to you Dr. Burke. I so hope you are feeling better and know how much I miss you as my friend and Doctor. I can't wait for your return.