Category: News and Events

October’s Lecture Features Dr. Boyd Haynes and the Newest Technologies for Joint Replacement

Computer-Navigated & Robotic Joint Replacement: Better Outcomes Using Advanced Technology Are you suffering from joint pain and considering surgery? Learn about your options at our upcoming lecture! Dr. Boyd Haynes will discuss advanced joint replacement technologies for knees and hips, using computers and robotic-assisted MAKOplasty™. Learn how direct anterior (Jiffy) hip replacement and knee replacements… Read more »

September’s Lecture Features Dr. Mark McFarland Speaking about Spine Conditions

Find Relief for Back, Neck, and Limb Pain: Effective Treatments for Pinched Nerves, Slipped Discs and Spinal Stenosis – presented by Dr. Mark McFarland Join Dr. Mark McFarland as he discusses both non-surgical and surgical treatment options for common conditions of the spine. Learn about Epidural Steroid Injections, a very common and effective non-surgical treatment… Read more »

OSC Closed on Monday, September 4, for Labor Day Holiday

Yes, it is that time of year when the folks in Tidewater say goodbye to summer and hello to school, football and the beauty of autumn leaves.  However, we have one last weekend of summer to enjoy! Please be advised that OSC will be closed for Labor Day, Monday September 4, to allow our physicians… Read more »

Top Five Most Common Sports Injuries

Boyd W. Haynes III, MD Weekend warriors are people who participate in an activity (usually a sport) only in their spare time. These folks often sustain injuries because of a lack of consistent and sustained conditioning. After a mostly sedentary work week, 36-hole golf weekends and end zone catches can bring on a sports injury,… Read more »

Work-Related Musculoskeletal Disorders

Mark W. McFarland, DO Workplace injuries are very common, no matter how careful and mindful a worker or an employer may be. Work-related Musculoskeletal Disorders (WMSDs) are the largest category of workplace injuries. They occur frequently and are a very expensive problem for employees and companies across the country.  WMSDs are a group of painful… Read more »

Why is Proper Posture Important?

We are addicted to technology: we spend hours at our desks, maintaining improper posture. We bend our necks and slouch while texting or looking at our smart phones. We slump into the comfy couch while playing video games. The amount of time we spend sitting at home, work, and during transit is affecting our posture…. Read more »

Cervical Disc Replacement vs. Cervical Fusion Surgery

Jeffrey R. Carlson, MD Patients who need surgical treatment for their cervical disc herniation or arthritis research the best options, including cervical disc replacement.   Over the past ten years, surgical technology for the spine has steadily improved and scientific studies are being produced that support the use of disc replacement over fusion for cervical spine… Read more »

Three “Mindful” Observations

Cal Robinson, Psy.D., MSCP, ABMP For the past year, I have had the privilege of meeting weekly with people who have expressed interest in knowing more about mindfulness.  The program that I brought here from Canada (beginning in June 2016) is a branch slightly removed from the work of Jon Kabat Zinn, who was the… Read more »

OSC’s August Community Lecture – Dr. Mark McFarland and Regenerative Medicine

Regenerative Medicine: Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy Join Dr. Mark McFarland for an interactive discussion about Stem Cell and Platelet Rich Plasma Therapy. Regenerative Medicine uses the body’s own healing properties to repair damaged cartilage and tendon, mend torn ligaments, heal damaged spinal discs and restore function, without surgery. Not only for top… Read more »

Physical Therapy for Rotator Cuff Tears

Frederick Wintermantel III, PTA Rotator Cuff tears are a commonly seen injury of the shoulder in almost every Physical Therapy practice.  While we often see these injuries in athletes (baseball and tennis players) and workers who hold their arms up constantly, such as painters, those in construction, etc., almost anyone can injure their rotator cuff. … Read more »