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All out effort

All out effort

Just saw this picture from the Games. Reminded me of the all out effort that was seen by tremendous athletes like...

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Shoulder Instability

Shoulder Instability

Has anyone told you that you are UNSTABLE?  An unstable shoulder can be very dramatic or more often a silent issue that rears its ugly head only in certain situations or movements. Who would have thought that your shoulder could give way on you? What does giving way mean?  People will describe looseness, laxity, a weak feeling, instability, that their shoulder is not in the right place. Normally a shoulder provides stability with ligaments,...

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Arthroscopy‏

Arthroscopy‏

Many people have taken surgery and its recovery for granted. Some think a knee arthroscopy is like getting their teeth cleaned with little recovery time and little inconvenience to people’s schedules and their day to day activity. It was not that long ago where surgery on the knee and its recovery were major surgeries with incisions extending for several inches and cutting into the capsule to get a good look at the joint. For a cartilage tear...

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Wrist TFC tear

Wrist TFC tear

As crossfitters, we’re accustomed to a lot of acronyms… WOD. AMRAP. HSPU. SDHP. TFCC. KBS. MU. Wait, what? One of these things is not like the other. TFCC. Triangular Fibrocartilage Complex What is it? More popularly known as the wrist meniscus; a kind of shock absorber for some of the joints in your wrist. The TFCC can tear with rotational movements, like an awkward fail on a heavy Turkish getup or falling out of a hand stand. What does it...

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Hydrating to Stay Incident Ready

Hydrating to Stay Incident Ready

“Post by Owen Valuch, a firefighter paramedic who worked the Crossfit Games with me.” Sean Being hydrated is essential for everyone.  Our bodies need the correct amount of fluid in them for all of our cells to work properly.  Breathing, cardiac, cognitive functioning, and digestion are a small example of the major items that need to work correctly for us to survive.  This topic should certainly seem straight forward, drink water...

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Sports Medicine

Sports Medicine

So the 2013 Reebok CrossFit Games are behind us and I for one left Carson with a sense of where does CrossFit go from here. Things have changed from the dirt hills of Aromas to the luxury of the StubHub Center with CrossPollination going on all over the Games. Racing cars on exhibit in Vendor Village, Freestyle Motocross in the middle of the soccer stadium jumping and wheelying all around the field, and arm wrestling in the tennis stadium are...

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Shoulder Surgery and 1 Armed Workouts

Shoulder Surgery and 1 Armed Workouts

Shoulder surgery does not mean you have to lose everything you have worked so hard for. Some people are rightly concerned about injuring their repaired shoulders after surgery. These people make a surgeon feel better. Some people think the repair is healed right from day one and want to test it; these people frighten me despite my efforts at counseling. I think there is a compromise that can be achieved without losing your all important wind and...

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About Me

Dr. Sean Rockett is an Orthopedic Surgeon specializing in Sports Medicine. His group is Orthopedics New England with offices in Dedham, Natick and Newton, Massachusetts. Dr. Rockett is a CrossFit Level 1 Trainer and has been a CrossFitter at CrossFit New England since 2007. Dr. Rockett is on the Medical Team for the CrossFit Games and the Northeast Regionals.

“Thinking Inside the Box” An injury Prevention Seminar

This interactive talk specifically designed for CF boxes emphasizes human anatomy, early signs of injury, modification for injuries, treatment, but most importantly PREVENTION. Many boxes have signed up and have asked for repeat lectures. There is a $20 drop in fee with profits going to a variety of charities. Please email Ronda at rockettronda@comcast.net to have Dr. Rockett speak at your box.

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