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Lemak Health and Drayer Physical Therapy Partner with Southern Performance Volleyball

  We are extremely excited to announce our new opportunity to support and partner with the Southern Performance Volleyball Club through our sports medicine outreach program ...

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Just Keep Moving

Stiff joints and osteoarthritis can quite literally be a pain in the rear end. Joint pain, especially in your hips and knees, can rob you of mobility and make everyday tasks a...

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Torn Achilles tendon sidelines Atlanta Falcons’ Ricardo Allen

Unfortunately, #37 Ricardo Allen of the Atlanta Falcons just got sidelined for the remainder of the year due to a torn Achilles tendon, which he suffered after their...

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University of Montevallo Dedicates Soccer Field to Georgine Lemak

On Sunday, the University of Montevallo held a dedication ceremony for their recently updated, Georgine Lemak Soccer Field.   Montevallo Athletics Revamping Newly Renamed ...

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Caregiver Tips For Injury and Post-Op Recovery

  If you have ever been a caregiver for a surgical patient, you understand the great responsibility that is placed on your shoulders. Providing physical and emotional comfor...

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Texting Really Can Be a Pain in the Neck!

Who would have ever imagined that a significant overuse injury could come from something that is actually smaller than your hand and only requires your thumb to control? Did y...

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Are You Avoiding Joint Replacement Surgery?

Usually considered the last resort orthopedic treatment, joint replacements are an option many consider in order to relieve arthritis pain and to restore the function of an ...

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CrossFit, Building Bone Health

Resistance is power - and that is just what CrossFit portrays. Since being founded in 2000 by Greg Glassman, the trend of CrossFit fitness has only grown from hundreds to t...

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What makes a GREAT Orthopedic Doctor?

A good doctor is not one who cures most, nor makes the best diagnosis. It’s not one who knows more scientific facts or even one who discovers a new fact or treatment. And be...

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An Ankle Injury Can Take You Out of the Ballgame

 – But Lemak Health Can Get You Back In!   According to the American Family Physician, acute ankle injuries are one of the most common injuries experienced by at...

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Finding a New Normal After An Injury - As Seen On TV

When injury repair and rehabilitation aren’t enough to get an athlete back into the game or performing as well as they once did, coaches, physicians, and fellow athletes enc...

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Feeling “Lucky” After Shoulder Surgery? Andrew Luck of the Indianapolis Colts struggling with injuries

When quarterback Andrew Luck made the move from the Stanford Cardinals to the Indianapolis Colts, the only thing in his mind was probably “filling the shoes” pre...

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Lemak Health Is Geared Up for Fall Sports – Is Your Athlete?

Can you believe we are talking about a new school year already in session? Which means football and cheerleading practices, basketball tryouts, marching band p...

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Common Foot and Ankle Injuries: Best Treatment for Repair and Recovery

Exceptional Foot and Ankle Care in Birmingham Alabama Few people consider the complexity of their feet. Unless you have an injury, it’s just not something most people thi...

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ImPACT Testing: An Effective Computer-Based Tool for Athlete Concussion Management

Summer is here, complete with outdoor events, sports, and recreational vehicles.  Alongside the fun though, emergency departments across the nation anticipate a spike in a...

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Sports Medicine: An Athlete's Appreciation

By: Tyler Gates, 2018 Summer Intern, Pitcher UAB When playing sports or doing some type of physical activity, there will always be a risk of injury. Some injuries come and go...

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Lemak welcomes new providers in remodeled building

ALABASTER REPORTER – The Lemak Health Alabaster Clinic recently reopened to the public after it briefly closed to remodel and add new members to its team....

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Physician Assistant: The Manpower Behind the Medicine

At Lemak Health, our physicians practice among a team of dedicated staff which includes a physician assistants (PAs, but most patients don’t understand the vital role that...

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Lemak Health - Committed to Our Patient’s Experience

Orthopedic and Sports Medicine It is our goal at Lemak Health that the overall experience of our patients goes well beyond injury care. Your experience is all that matters ...

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Staying Safe During Summer Activities and Events

The first day of summer is not that far away. With the great weather comes the familiar round of sports, outdoor events like festivals, carnivals, concerts, and vacations. S...

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Jaguars' Robinson Tears ACL

ACL (anterior cruciate ligament) injuries, like the one suffered by Allen Robinson- the NFL wide receiver for the Jaguars, can sideline an athlete. Fortunately, although a to...

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Arthritis Awareness Month (Treating Arthritis– Vitamin D Deficiency)

  Arthritis is a condition which causes pain and inflammation of body joints. People with arthritis are likely to be deficient in the so-called sunshine vitamin. Vitamin D i...

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Baseball Season: How to prevent injuries to your "little slugger"

  Younger kids can experience broken bones, knee damage like Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) tears, separated shoulders, pitcher’s elbow, and more. ...

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Lemak Health Offers Sophisticated Hip Joint Arthroplasty Hip Replacement

Lemak Health is pleased to offer the advanced anterior approach hip replacement to our valued patients in the Alabaster, Birmingham, Gardendale, and Prattville areas. This g...

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Dr. Loren James, Lemak Health featured on Central Alabama Business Break

Dr. Loren James, Orthopedic Surgeon Lemak Health 2709 Legends Parkway Prattville, Alabama 36066 (334) 310-1117   Dr. James plays an active role in Pr...

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Sports Eye Safety and Facial Protection Awareness Month

April is Sports Eye Safety and National Facial Protection Awareness Month. Facial protection gear helps prevent facial trauma injuries. For all age groups, sports-r...

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Golfing Tips to Keep You Healthy and in Full Swing All Season Long

Groundbreaking season is here. Many have perfected their winter swing and are ready to step out on the green hoping to shoot their age and at least maintain or improve their...

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Introducing Lemak Health - Gardendale New Provider, Rodney Huffstutler, CRNP, DC

The Month of April is designated as National Inter-Professional Health Care Month. Its purpose is to recognize quality health care provided by professionals of multiple discip...

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“Comeback Kids” to watch in The 2018 Masters | Lemak Health

Challenges for most golfers are often identified within their short or long game. Not just noted for the long drives and the slower pace for contenders, but golf is really a g...

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National Cheerleading Safety Month | Lemak Health

  Along with National Athletic Training Month, March is also Cheerleading Safety Month! Safety is a big concern in all sports and cheerleading is no exception. Cheerleading ...

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Coping Prescriptions for Athletes Facing the Mountain of Recovery after an Injury

  "It is a hard pill to swallow" when an athlete faces an injury resulting from the simplest of activities, especially when pain and rehabilitation prevent you from pursui...

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PRP: A New, Non-Operative Treatment for Chronic Problems

Over the past 10-15 years, many advances have been introduced into medical practices and orthopedics. The field of Orthopedic Sports Medicine has also seen a rapid increase in...

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Heat Wave- Are You Prepared? | Lemak Health

  According to the Centers for Disease Control, on average 318 Americans die each year of heat-related illnesses. Many of these deaths could be prevented with proper educa...

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Water Sports Injuries | Lemak Health

  Water skiing and wakeboarding are popular sports with high potential for injury due to rapid boat acceleration, lack of protective gear, and waterway obstacles. Ankle in...

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Water Sports Injuries | Lemak Health

  Water skiing, white water rafting, and wakeboarding are popular sports with high potential for injury due to rapid boat acceleration, lack of protective ...

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National Arthritis Awareness Month | Lemak Health

May is recognized as National Arthritis Awareness Month. Arthritis Awareness Month is a time to encourage Americans to get active while raising funds and awareness for the dis...

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Is Your Foot Pain Plantar Fasciitis?

School is out and summer fun has arrived! Many of us will increase our time outdoors while participating in sports and other activities. Running, tennis, and soccer are just...

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How To Avoid Spring Injuries

  Winter weather has finally passed and people are itching to get outside. Spring fever seems harmless but many people end up injuring themselves while enjoying warmer wea...

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National Doctors’ Day | Lemak Health

    National Doctors’ Day is March 30th in the United States. It is a day to celebrate all physicians and their dedication and contributions to the communities and cit...

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National Athletic Training Month | Lemak Health

  March is National Athletic Training Month and serves as a chance to spread awareness about all that athletic trainers do. Athletic trainers play a vital role in an athl...

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Recognizing and Treating Concussions | Lemak Health

Concussion research is constantly evolving. Dr. Robert Flannery discusses identifying symptoms and new regulations designed to eliminate the risk of concussions in the secon...

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Changing the Culture of Youth Sports | Lemak Health

Michael Bergeron, President and CEO of Youth Sports of the Americas, joins ABC 33/40 to discuss the issues associated with youth sports. According to Bergeron, injuries in ...

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National Signing Day 2016 | Lemak Health

Wow! National Signing Day 2016 was a success in the state of Alabama. Lemak Health is extremely proud to have had the opportunity to provide sports medicine care for several o...

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How to Achieve Your 2016 Exercise Resolutions

  Dr. Jordan Case is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in sports medicine and focuses on hips, shoulders, knees, and arthroscopy. Dr. Case recently appeared on Fox 6 WBRC...

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Hoverboard Safety | Lemak Health

As a child of the 80s and a fan of “Back to the Future”, I could not have been more excited when I heard that someone was making a hoverboard. Then I saw the product and...

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Dr. Lemak Reflects on Insight Gained During His Battle with Cancer | Lemak Health

Click here to view a story that aired on ABC 33/40 shortly after Dr. Lemak finished chemotherapy in 2013. About 14.5 million people living in the United States have been told...

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Join Lemak Health in the fight against Arthritis!

More than 50 million Americans have arthritis, making it the number one cause of disability in the country. That means 1 in every 5 adults, 300,000 children and countless f...

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Is Removing Heading from Soccer Going to Change the Game?

Is Removing Heading from Soccer Going to Change the Game? This is a difficult question to answer because, at the youth level, it will change the game. The U.S. Soccer Federat...

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King-Devick Concussion Testing

If there is a head injury during practice or a game, what is the most important thing that can be done quickly onsite to assess the injury? At Lemak Health we know that inj...

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The Importance of School Physicals | Lemak Health

A school physical assists in identifying any chronic medical conditions or acute illnesses that could affect a child’s progress. It is also a good time to talk to a medical ...

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Lemak Health urges football players and parents of players to watch for signs of concussions

  As noted in a recent online article from Fox News, it has been found that football helmets do little to prevent concussions. Fox News notes that helmets are crucial for...

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Dr. Lemak is the best orthopedic surgeon in the country | Lemak Health

“Dr. Lemak is the best orthopedic surgeon in the country. 2 knee surgeries and 1 shoulder from him and I’m still able to do my job in the Marine Corps with zero problems. ...

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JSU’s Crowe Instructs Women on Football…Mentions Dr. Larry Lemak

Football 101 with Jack Crowe Jack Crowe, head football coach at Jacksonville State University, spoke Tuesday at the group’s luncheon at the Senior Activity Center in downto...

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Athletes: We Want Your Photos! | Lemak Health

Are you a high school athlete or a parent of an athlete who has been patient of one of our physicians? We want 8″x10″ action/team shots of athletes playing sports to hang ...

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We’re Coming to Prattville! | Lemak Health

Dr. Loren James will travel to Prattville, Alabama several times each week to take care of all your ailments and injuries! The community has welcomed our practice with open ar...

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Lemak Health to provide free sports physicals to local schools | Lemak Health

Shelby County Reporter Lemak Health to provide free sports physicals to local schools FROM STAFF REPORTS BIRMINGHAM — Lemak Health announced in a press release March 20...

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Shelby County Schools partner with Dr. Larry Lemak

Shelby County Reporter Published 6:34 pm Wednesday, March 19, 201 FROM STAFF REPORTS Students attending the new Helena High School will soon have the opportunity to learn a...

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Eating Disorders in Athletes | Lemak Health

Eating Disorders in Athletes By: Dr. Amanda Martin and Dr. Suresh Chapalli Eating disorders are prevalent in sports and in the adolescent age group. Eating disorders are con...

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Non-Profit Founded by Dr. Lemak Partners with University of Georgia for Sports Medicine Research | Lemak Health

Non-Profit Founded by Dr. Lemak Partners with the University of Georgia for Sports Medicine Research BIRMINGHAM, Alabama – July 9, 2013 – The National Center for Sports ...

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Fyffe Awarded Lemak Grant | Lemak Health

By Lemak Sports on June 25, 2013 in Uncategorized MONTGOMERY — Fyffe is one of 10 AHSAA member high schools selected to receive Dr. Lawrence Lemak Award need-based grants f...

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Dr. Lemak Selected As Honorary Chair for the American Cancer Society | Lemak Health

Many of us know someone whose life has been touched by cancer. Dr. Larry Lemak understands the entire experience as he is a recent survivor of carcinoma of the tongue, a form ...

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Dr. Larry Lemak’s Road to Recovery | Lemak Health

By Lauren Peeples on October 24, 2012 in Uncategorized October 16, 2012: Dr. Larry Lemak has recently been diagnosed with carcinoma of the tongue, a form of cancer which is ...

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Trinity Medical Center To Host Job Fair | Lemak Health

Attention all job seekers! We're hosting a Job Fair!      ...

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Lemak Health Represented at 2012 Summer Olympics | Lemak Health

By Lauren Peeples on July 30, 2012 in Uncategorized Jamila Kindall, one of our certified athletic trainers, was offered a role as a Sports Massage Practitioner at the 2012 S...

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10 Schools Receive Lemak Award Grants | Lemak Health

By Lauren Peeples on July 16, 2012 in Uncategorized Courtesy: Alabama Radio Sports Coaches Awards Banquet Closes Out 16th All-Star Sports Week Ten high schools were recipie...

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Coaches Awards Banquet Closes Out All-Star Sports Week | Lemak Health

By Lauren Peeples on July 16, 2012 in Uncategorized Courtesy: Tuscalosa News Ten high schools were recipients of the 2012 Dr. Lawrence Lemak Award grants Friday night at the...

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Dr. Larry Lemak To Award Lemak Awards At All Star Week | Lemak Health

AHSAA Announced Making A Difference Team From AHSAA Media Relations: Six individuals who have made an impact as exemplary role models have been selected as 2012 Making A Dif...

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Lemak Awards 10 Alabama High Schools With Grant

Matthew Lemak, CEO, Lemak Health, will award “The Dr. Larry Lemak Award,” a $2,500 need-based grant, to 10 Alabama high schools at the AHSAA Championship Coaches Banquet a...

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Lemak Awards 10 Alabama High Schools With Grant

Click here to read more Matthew Lemak, CEO, Lemak Health, will award “The Dr. Larry Lemak Award,” a $2,500 need-based grant, to 10 Alabama high schools at the AHSAA Champ...

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Making An Impact on Sports in Alabama and Beyond | Lemak Health

By: Ann B. DeBellis Posted: Monday, June 18, 2012, 4:13 pm Courtesy: Birmingham Business Journal When your vocation and avocation are one and the same, it makes going to work...

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Noted Birmingham Sports Medicine Physician Larry Lemak to Provide Services at Crossplex | Lemak Health

Published: Thursday, April 19, 2012, 6:00 AM >Courtesy: Michael Tomberlin, The Birmingham News BIRMINGHAM, Alabama — Lemak Health will provide medical services for athle...

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Lemak Health performs more than 3,500 athletic physicals in one weekend | Lemak Health

Free pre-participation physical exams were given to local middle and high school athletes Birmingham, AL (April 26, 2012) – Lemak Health had a remarkable turnout this past ...

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Winners announced in High School Spirit Challenge Contest | Lemak Health

  Congratulations to the winners of our High School Spirit Challenge Contest: 1st Place: Chilton County High School 2nd Place: Childersburg High School 3rd Place: Maplesvil...

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Will Power wins 2012 Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama | Lemak Health

Congratulations to Will Power, winner of this year’s Honda Indy Grand Prix of Alabama held at Barber Motorsports Park. We here at Lemak Health were proud to be a sponsor ...

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Stay Injury-Free This Winter | Lemak Health

Winter is the season in which people participate in activities like snowboarding, skiing, ice skating, or sledding. If proper precautions are not taken, a serious injury can o...

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Runner’s Knee | Lemak Health

by Dr. Jose J. Echenique Lemak Health Patellofemoral pain syndrome is a pain in the “front” of the knee and around the kneecap. It is often seen in runners, hence its a...

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Q&A – Bone Disease | Lemak Health

Dr. Amanda Martin – Bone Disease   1. What role does exercise play in prevention of bone disease? Exercise is very important in all aspects of health. It not only prom...

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Lemak Holds First Annual Medical Soccer Symposium

Shelby County Reporter Published 12:36 pm Wednesday, December 14, 2011 In light of the NCAA 2011 Men’s College Cup coming to the Magic City, Lemak Health and Orthopedics i...

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Lemak Athletic Trainer Selected For 2012 Olympics Medical Team

Pinson native Jamila Kindall was selected out of 250,000 volunteer applicants to go to the 2012 Summer Olympic Games in London as part of the medical team for the athletes. T...

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In a Trying Year for Sports, Robert from Waterloo is a Shining Light

Contributor – Sports Illustrated – http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/ As a journalist, one often becomes hardened and cynical, seeing dark clouds on the horizon even when ...

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Griff Redmill, Former Alabama Offensive Lineman, Recalls the Outstanding Care From Dr. Lemak | Lemak Health

Griff Redmill, Former Alabama Offensive Lineman, Recalls the Outstanding Care From Dr. Lemak The path Griff Redmill took to the University of Alabama back in 1996 had as many...

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Dr. Lemak Discusses JSU’s Quarterback Marques Ivory’s Season-Ending Injury With The Anniston Star | Lemak Health

JACKSONVILLE — Losing a veteran starting quarterback the way Jacksonville State did in its season opener Thursday night can be devastating to a season, but the head coach an...

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A Brief Review of Stress Fractures | Lemak Health

By Kristine Banks, M.D. “The dreaded black line” refers to an anterior tibia shaft stress fracture which is the most commonly known of all stress fractures. Such injuries...

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Dr. Lawrence Lemak talks about the importance of keeping athletes safe in sweltering heat conditions | Lemak Health

Football Player Safety Becomes Burning Concern By Steve Hummer The Atlanta Journal-Constitution These are the most dangerous days of the year to be a high school football pl...

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Schools Using Lemak Grant to Fund Sports Program Projects | Lemak Health

by LaVonte Young B.B. Comer and Alabama School for the Deaf were among 12 high school recipients of the 2011 Dr. Lawrence Lemak Award grant in July at the annual Championship...

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How To Avoid Spring Injuries

Winter weather has finally passed and people are itching to get outside. Spring fever seems harmless but many people, eager to enjoy the warmer weather, end up injuring them...

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Bone and Joint Action Week 2016

Musculoskeletal diseases affect more than half (54%) of the American population and are the most common cause of severe long-term pain and physical disability worldwide. The...

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It’s in Your Hands, Take Action

World Arthritis Day is celebrated around the world on October 12th each year. This theme for World Arthritis Day 2016 is “It’s in Your Hands, Take Action”. Rheumatic and...

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World Pediatric Bone and Joint Day

World Pediatric Bone and Joint (PB&J) Day highlights important bone and joint-related conditions about which kids, adolescents, and their parents should be aware. Accordi...

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