January 31st, 2019

Hinsdale resident John Blacketor rigorously maintained the lifestyle of an athlete after graduating from college, playing hockey, tennis, golf and football; running; lifting; skiing; and more. He wasn’t interested in slowing down.“I played hockey throughout high school and continued in men’s leagues after college, up until I was 48,” Blacketor explained. “I was a goaltender, which is always a position that carries a high risk of injury.”Eventually, shoulder, knee, and…

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September 17th, 2018

Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush has been selected as the official team physician for Chicago’s newest professional baseball team, the Chicago Dogs. MOR team physicians will be responsible for pre-season physicals and treating players’ orthopedic injuries or conditions during the season. “The Chicago Dogs take great comfort knowing that our players will be cared for by the fifth-ranked orthopedic group in the country, including Drs. Brian Cole, Gregory Nicholson, and Jeremy Alland,” explains…

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September 17th, 2018

Ask the Doctor, a regular segment by Sports Medicine Weekly, features Dr. Gregory Nicholson from Midwest Orthopaedics at Rush addressing questions about activity expectations after shoulder replacement surgery, as well as recovery expectations following spinal fusion surgery. Click Here to read the article and listen to the podcast.

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September 17th, 2018

Baseball is a huge part of life for Millikin University sophomore Ben Jacobs. And he doesn’t take his ability to play at the college level for granted.Just a few years ago while playing in a high school summer travel league, Ben was afraid his plans for a college baseball career might be derailed. He felt a tingling sensation in his arm and pain with throwing. What he didn’t know was that he was developing a type of throwing overuse injury.When the feeling in Ben’s arm changed…

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April 6th, 2018

By Midwest Orthopaedics at RushAs a four-time national masters weightlifting champion, Chicagoan Gwen Chamberlin is an athlete whose success in the sport came later in life. After starting Crossfit, Gwen slowly gravitated toward weightlifting at the age of 45. One decade later, she’s developed an impressive resume in the world of competitive weightlifting – even after overcoming a few obstacles along the way.A few years ago, the demands of the sport began to affect her shoulders. She…

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