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“Rockett Science” Fighting Chronic Disease

“Rockett Science” Fighting Chronic Disease

Fighting chronic disease through diet and exercise; Dr. Sean Rockett and wife, Dr. Ronda Rockett operate CrossFit Launchpad in Wellesley, Massachusetts, where they are helping prevent and fight chronic disease. Watch the “Rockett Science” video at CrossFit...

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Arthritis: You’ve Got to Keep Moving

Arthritis: You’ve Got to Keep Moving

“I can’t exercise anymore. You see, I have arthritis.” I’ve had many patients enter my exam room, look me straight in the face and say that. My mind drifts to some of the videos I’ve seen in the CrossFit Journal that show adaptive athletes and morbidly obese people exercising. On further questioning, I find the patients are usually referring to hip or knee arthritis—the most common forms of arthritis—and I proceed to ask about...

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Baker’s Cysts – What Are They?

Baker’s Cysts – What Are They?

Baker’s cysts are notorious for causing confusion, distress, and uncertainty. Unfortunately, those feelings can be the doctor’s sometimes, not the patient. But the problem is easily identifiable and can be taken care of with the right treatment. They are extremely common and most commonly cause swelling and tightness in the back of the knee. They usually do not cause pain which is more commonly associated with either arthritis or a...

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Patellar Tendon and Quadriceps Tendon Tear

Patellar Tendon and Quadriceps Tendon Tear

No one ever thinks about their quadriceps tendon or patella tendon until they have injured them. They are integral to human functioning for walking, climbing, standing up from a chair or the ground, and running. As an  orthopedic surgeon, I am privileged to see what unfortunately can happen to someone who tears their tendon. It makes me appreciate the human body so much more when I see the disability of this injury. A quadriceps or patella...

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Tips For The Open

Tips For The Open

From Crossfit Masters site admin Angela Pause When Angela asked me to write about something related to the Open and Open training, the first thing that came to my mind was, “Can we change the system for Masters in the Online Qualifier ?” But you guys have already surgically dissected that better than any first-year anatomy lab. The second thing that came to my mind in the orthopedic world in which I live in was “overuse”....

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Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Thoracic Outlet Syndrome

Being muscular has to be good for everything right?  Sometimes there are side effects to muscular hypertrophy when it has to do with the nerves and arteries that come from your neck and provide sensation and blood flow to your arm. (breakingmuscle.com) Most times when people present to the office complaining of tingling in their fingers, a doctor can detect the cause by taking an excellent history and performing a complete and directed physical...

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Frozen Shoulder

Frozen Shoulder

This post will focus on frozen shoulders as in frozen not moving, not frozen as in cold outside.  The most common story is that someone will notice, they can no longer reach above their head, behind their back, or off to their side without severe amount of pain. They have trouble in the shower, drying off, putting on underarm deodorant, and getting dressed. They have trouble at the box pressing or jerking overhead. The basic problem is loss of...

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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.

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“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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