Shoulder Nerve Pain – What is It?

In sports, repetitive movement is more or less unavoidable. As a result, athletes are constantly running the risk of getting injured. Over time, factors like age, overuse—or sometimes both—catch up with our bodies and we are more likely to experience things like shoulder pain. Shoulder nerve pain, for example, is incredibly common. Athletes 50 years…. read more

Golf Shoulder Pain: Tips for Treatment & Prevention

Picture this: you’re rounding off your best year of golfing yet—five consecutive tournament wins to date. Suddenly, you suffer from a rotator cuff injury on your left shoulder blade. In spite of all odds, you power through the pain and go on to win the World Golf Championships-American Express with a total of 23 under.…. read more

Why do my knees give out? – Knee Buckling Causes

Have you ever experienced locking sensations in the knee, pain when walking, or feelings of weakness in your quadricep area? If the answer is yes, then it’s likely that you’re suffering from knee buckling. Knee buckling can be described as a sensation of one or both knees giving out that impacts nearly 17% of adults.…. read more

Dr. Van Thiel Featured on PitchPro with Vericel Corporation

Watch as orthopedic surgeons, Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel and Dr. Cassandra Lee, pitch MACI® to a panel of experts including Joe Mullings, Scott Sigman MD, Matthew Ray Scott and Vinod Dasa MD  in the latest episode of PitchPro with Vericel Corporation. See the LinkedIn post for featured clips and to watch the full video. – LinkedIn Post Want to learn…. read more

Shoulder Impingement Stretches

Shoulder impingement, often known as swimmer’s shoulder, is a common issue that occurs when the rotator cuff tendon rubs against the underside of the acromion bone and causes inflammation. The swelling arises when the collection of muscles and tendons don’t slide as they should, putting pressure on the tendons and bursa. The bursa is a…. read more

The Importance of Stretching

From basketball players to swimmers, there’s one pre-and-post-workout activity that every athlete has in common: stretching. For many experts, this form of exercise is considered a critical component of any intensive physical regimen. But why is stretching so important? And, how exactly does it work? Let’s explore the importance of stretching, and the benefits athletes…. read more


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Read about Jack a multi-sport athlete, who suffered from a multi-ligament tear in his knee. Read about Abigail who fell and tore her Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL). Life changing stories of patients healed by Dr. Geoffrey Van Thiel.

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