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2018 Top 10 Fit Tips for New Year
Each year we share our top tips for a fit New Year. All of us here at The Stone Clinic try to live these tips and see how we do. We recognize that the usual resolutions are often ignored or forgotten—so we try to recommend activities that are addictive. In a sense, we are “drug pushers”; we push endorphins, adrenaline, pheromones, and testosterone, the natural drugs that make our lives, and our patients’ lives, wonderful.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on December 18th, 2017
Sometimes, small mistakes — like failing to get centered, or get skillful advice — can have huge consequences. We saw an especially painful example during the recent World Series.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on November 6th, 2015
Kindness competency
Our emphasis in life is often to be kind or to be competent, —but how often are we taught how to be both, especially when the stakes are high?
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on October 7th, 2015
Professional athletes have a lot of knowledge and resources - training, nutrition, massage etc. So how can we help them improve? Almost to a person, the one weakness that is most difficult to fix in athletes lies in the mind itself.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on October 1st, 2015
It is hard to stay fit when traveling each week. Between airline food, cramped airplane seats, hotels without gyms and time changes, the home-based fitness glow is dulled. Here are some tips for travel fitness for executives on the go.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on August 12th, 2015
No need to go at 100% all the time
“Go full out, give 110%, push harder than ever etc. etc." Guess what? I’m an 80 percenter. And I’ll be a happy one for the rest of my life.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on July 31st, 2015
Soccer - goal - finding flow
Hat tricks— three goals in a game, like Carli Lloyd’s feat at the Women’s World Cup—occur because the athlete and the team are in the flow. And success follows success. In surgery, clinical care, work and sports. The question is: Can it be predicted?
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on July 10th, 2015
Growing old is not for sissies
As we age, we develop three major physical weaknesses: Weak muscles, weak bones and poor balance. Since we all want to live well until the day we die, how do we solve these three problems?
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on June 11th, 2015
Unforced error - tennis ball hits the net
Why do the most elite athletes in tennis still have concentration lapses? Why do they miss so many shots, make so many unforced errors, have to psyche themselves up between each shot?
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on June 4th, 2015
Young doctors
A new doctor, fresh out of a top residency and fellowship, wants all the right things at the wrong time.
Posted by Kevin R. Stone, M.D on May 21st, 2015
knee-popping-knee-clicking-knee-noise
A question I am asked a lot is, “I hear clicking and popping in my knee, is this something that I should be concerned about?”
Youth Football ACL Injury
What do you expect to get from your surgical care? No one really asks this question, yet the answer determines your satisfaction. Surprisingly, the answers you receive from your surgeon, your physical therapist, your fitness trainer, and your coach may differ.
Insights on Ski Bindings
Most ski bindings have not changed in thirty years. When bindings comply with international safety standards, they do a brilliant job of reducing tibia fractures. However, these fractures account for only 3% of all skiing injuries, while ACL injuries have risen to 20% of skiing injuries. Surprisingly, bindings are not designed to protect the ACL while skiing. Over time, skis have changed in both shape and length—so what is the problem with designing bindings in relation to the ACL?
July 14th, 2015
In light of Wes Matthews and other NBA athletes suffering Achilles ruptures, Dr. Stone speaks to Mavs Moneyball, a...
April 27th, 2016
Dr Stone talking about Steph Curry's injury and the Warrior's season.
December 11th, 2014
"A few select orthopedic surgeons and researchers around the country are pioneering alternate cartilage...

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