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10 Orthopedic Injuries You Need To Know About Before Tee Off with Dr. Alejandro Badia

Orthopedic Surgeon to the Golf Pros, Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS, Sheds Light on the Top 10 Orthopedic Injuries Impacting Golfers Although originated in Scotland in the 15th century1, golf has been embraced by nearly 30 million Americans coast-to-coast ever since, adding roughly $70 billion a year to America’s economy.2 It is increasingly popular and serves as a fabulous de-stressor, but did you know that there are 10 orthopedic injuries that commonly occur when golf is not played properly? Many do not. Orthopedic surgeon to the golf pros, Alejandro Badia, MD, FACS and Founder and Chief Medical Officer of OrthoNOW®, the nation’s only network of orthopedic urgent care centers, shares his insights. Dr. Badia is a highly respected and sought out hand and upper extremity surgeon that has a strong connection with golf, having treated some of the best players in the world including renowned Peruvian PGA players Sebastian Salem and Hector Gonzalez, Sean Edey one of the top junior Caribbean players from Barbados and #80 French golfer in the world, Perrine Delacour on whom Dr. Badia successfully performed an arthroscopic procedure on her wrist followed up by ARPwave Neuro Therapy that got her back to the game after only three months. With this beneficial information, golfers can be more mindful of their body position and their swing while on the green. The top 10 most common orthopedic golf injuries include: 1. Golfer’s Elbow: Also referred to as “tennis elbow,” this is a condition aggravated by overuse of the arm, forearm and hand muscles that result in elbow pain. The term came into use because it can be a significant problem for some tennis players. “Golfer’s elbow” refers to the same process occurring on the inside of the elbow. Some people have an underlying tendency towards developing these conditions, which then become aggravated with overuse. 2. Back Strain/Disc Herniation: The vigorous twisting and core energy expended in the golf drive can cause soft tissue injury to paraspinal muscles, which are next to the spine and direct motion of the core or trunk area, or even to the discs between the vertebral which may lead to pain, weakness, tingling, muscle pain and spasms. 3. Rotator Cuff Tear: This may be caused by an injury to the shoulder, or due to progressive degeneration or wear & tear of the tendon. Symptoms include pain and extreme stiffness when raising your arm above your head or when moving your shoulder. Too many repetitive rotations at one time can strain the ligaments and muscles in your shoulder. 4. Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: This is caused by a pinched nerve in the wrist. Things that can lead to carpal tunnel syndrome include: hypothyroidism, diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, pregnancy, obesity, wrist injuries and bone spurs and smoking because it can reduce blood flow to the medial nerve. Patients should see an orthopedic specialist if they are experiencing tingling, weakness, or pain in the fingers or hand that keeps coming back or that has not gone away after 2 weeks of home treatment. A common misconception is that typing or texting causes carpal tunnel syndrome. Although these can certainly aggravate the symptoms, typing or texting alone does not cause carpal tunnel syndrome. 5. Ankle Sprain: A sprained ankle is an injury that is common within activities or sports which involve a high level of jumping, pivoting and running. It’s an injury to one of the ligaments in your ankle and although ligaments are flexible, all it takes is a sudden twist for them to stretch too far or snap entirely. 6. Plantar fasciitis: This is the most common cause of heel pain. It is caused by repeated strain on the plantar fascia, the ligament that connects the heel bone to the toes, supporting the arch of the foot. A strained plantar fascia causes weakness, swelling, and inflammation in one or both heels. 7. ACL Tear: Knee injuries, much like ankle injuries, occur in activities involving quick turns, abrupt stops and starts, or unpredictable motions. Hearing a pop or experiencing a sharp pain in your knee after taking a hard turn may mean that the ACL was injured. An ACL tear makes it difficult to bend the knee, and people often suffer a feeling of instability when standing. 8. Meniscus Tear: This is a very common knee injury among professional athletes and the elderly. The meniscus helps the knee joint carry weight, glide and turn. This is usually caused by twisting or turning too quickly when the foot is planted and the knee is bent. This injury often causes the knee to be in pain, lock, click and swell. 9. Stress Fractures: These types of injuries are overuse injuries. Muscles become fatigued and they are no longer capable of reducing the shock of repeated impacts. When this happens, the muscles transmit the stress to the bones. Over time, those affected bones can no longer repair themselves organically, leading to small cracks or fractures. 10. Distal Radius Fracture: Commonly known as wrist fractures, these occur when you fall on an outstretched hand. In some cases, a cast may be all that is necessary to treat these injuries, but these fractures tend to be unstable and usually require surgical treatment. In today’s age, whether you’re a weekend warrior or a professional athlete, proper form and technique can help you take care of your body now, and build healthy habits for the future. There is a new technology that until recently was only used by elite athletes but is now available to the public at OrthoNOW® called ARPwave Neuro Therapy, which dramatically alleviates acute and chronic pain and expedites recovery from surgery. ARPwave is a system comprised of a proprietary electrical device with carefully designed protocols which target injury at the source and has been use to prevent injury and to condition and prep the body to endure the physical commitment that’s required of the activity being experienced by the patient. The technology can help improve your game by improving range of motion and it

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Keeping Up with Alonzo Mourning

By Zachary Devita Photography by Claudio Beier Alonzo Mourning will always be remembered as the NBA player who put himself on the map for his passion and hard work on the hardwood. During his career, he was a seven-time NBA All-Star, a two-time NBA Defensive Player of the Year and won an NBA Championship in 2006 with the Miami Heat. When he retired in 2009 at the age of 38, his number, 33, became the only retired number in Heat history. One of the most influential figures during his time in the NBA is former Heat coach and current Team President Pat Riley. “I’m a little biased, but it has to be Pat Riley. While he’s known for his strategic coaching tactics, to his players he was a motivator but not only that, he got the best out of his players. And I think that’s a key to being a great coach, not just drawing up a great play. I think it’s about you getting your players to believe in the plan you’ve set out,” shared Alonzo. Retirement hasn’t stopped Alonzo from being involved with the NBA and the Miami Heat. “I’m the Vice President of Player Programs and Development for the Miami Heat, which consumes a lot of my time.” Beyond being involved with the Miami Heat, Alonzo has been working tirelessly with the Mourning Family Foundation, which he established in 1997. The mission of the charity is to help the development of children and families living in at-risk situations and providing support and services that will enhance their lives. “There’s a hole that needs to be filled as it pertains to all the obstacles that young people are trying to overcome. We just have to accept responsibility and understand that what it really comes down to is helping young people accomplish their goals.” Alonzo has also partnered with the Warren Henry Auto Group to benefit his non-profit organizations. Some of these special events included sponsoring a donation drive to assist in collecting toys, gifts, and donations that were gifted to students of the Toys for Tots program, in which Warren Henry Auto Group has participated in for several years. They also assisted in the Back to School Drive, which involved being a location point that collected school supplies for children in need. Although retirement keeps him busy, Alonzo still misses some nuances and parts of the game. “I miss the comradery more than anything. The playoffs were something that I used to look forward to and I loved to compete at that level. But the long and short of it, I miss the competitiveness and being around my teammates.” For now, Alonzo continues to build his strong relationship with the community around him and push the young players on the Miami Heat for a bright future for not only themselves, but for the team as well. For more information, please visit &

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The Weekend Guide: 4/7-4/10

Celebrate National Beer Day at Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails When: Thursday, April 7th at 12:00-6:00pm Where: Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails Admission: Free For more information, click here  Caymus Wine Dinner When: Thursday, April 7th at 7:00pm Where: Red the Steakhouse Admission: Free Miami Heat vs Chicago Bulls When: Thursday, April 7th at 8:00pm Where: AmericanAirlines Arena Tickets: Miami Noise Machine: The Improvised Musical When: Friday, April 8th at 9:00pm Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach Tickets: $10 Launch Event of Ciel Spa & Babalú Boutique When: Saturday, April 9th at 3:00-7:00pm Where: Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails Admission: Free For more information, click here  Florida Panthers vs Carolina Hurricanes When: Saturday, April 9th at 7:00pm Where: BB&T Center Tickets: Pearl Jam Concert When: Saturday, April 9th at 8:00pm Where: AmericanAirlines Arena Tickets: Michael Capponi & Dilay Bayraktar Celebrate Birthdays with an Evening Benefiting the Global Empowerment Mission at Island Gardens When: Saturday, April 9th at 8:00pm-12:00am Where: Island Gardens – 800 MacArthur Causeway Tickets: $100 donation will offer guests entry & cocktails; $200 VIP donations includes the formal sit down dinner To purchase tickets, click here FIU Performance: FLEA When: Sunday, April 10th at 3:00pm Where: The Wolfsonian-FIU Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic When: Sunday, April 10th at 6:00pm Where: AmericanAirlines Arena Tickets:

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Brianne Goutal Prepares to Compete at the Longines Global Champions Tour

Equestrian sports are the only Olympic sport where men and women are able to compete on equal terms against each other. The Longines Global Champions Tour at Miami Beach in April will bring together the Top 30 ranked show jumpers in the world to compete at a unique location, on the beach. Leading American female show jumper, Brianne Goutal has taken this sport to a new level with her drive, passion and dedication. Goutal remains the only rider to ever win all four major equitation finals documented in Animal Planet’s reality show, Horse Power: Road to the Maclay. The equitation finals included: the 2004 USEF Show Jumping Talent Search Finals-East, the 2004 Washington International Equitation Final, the 2005 USEF/Pessoa Hunter Seat Medal Final, and the 2005 ASPCA Maclay National Championship. The same year, she claimed individual and young rider gold at the North American Young Rider Championships. Goutal turned professional and balanced her riding commitments with classes at Brown University. She graduated in 2012 with a literature degree. Not only does Goutal have a rigorous six days a week riding schedule, but also she trains four other top riders. “I love teaching. I’m able to reap the benefits from the fact that it forces me to become more aware of my own riding,” states Brianne Goutal. “I enjoy working with my students and helping them work through issues more than commanding lessons.” Brianne has quite a full life out of the saddle. She splits her time living in New York City and Wellington, Florida taking time in between horse shows to travel. “Life is all about balance,” says Goutal. “Having the opportunity to break away from my daily routine and be able to enjoy time with my family and friends, is the best way to clear my head and prepare for the next show.” For more information on Brianne Goutal, click here 

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The Weekend Guide: 3/24-3/27

Habitat Brewery Tour for Humanity When: Thursday, March 24th at 6:00pm Where: J. Wakefield Brewery Admission: $15-$25 Additional Information: In partnership with Habitat for Humanity Young Professionals; Tour of the brewery; Lone Wolfe Mexican Fusion Cuisine food truck on-site Raleigh Miami Beach: March Installation of Bucks Beer Garden with Wynwood Brewery When: Thursday, March 24th at 6:30-11:00pm Where: Raleigh Hotel Admission: Free For more information, please click here Art Talk: Michele Oka Doner in Conversation with Rebekah Rutkoff When: Thursday, March 24th at 7:00pm Where: Perez Art Museum Miami (PAMM) Admission: $16 adults; $12 seniors, students, & ages 7-18 Additional Information: Featuring artwork by Rebekah Rutkoff from 1960s to the present Lacoste Miami Open Pop-Up Tennis Court When: Friday, 10am-9:30pm daily until April 2nd Where: Aventura Mall Admission: Open to the public; To register & participate contact Additional Information: Stroke development sessions for kids, adults, junior, radar serve challenges, player signings, & private VIP exclusive sessions Miami Heat vs Orlando Magic When: Friday, March 25th at 8:00pm Where: AmericanAirlines Arena Tickets: Peachfuzz & DJs DZA & Craze When: Friday, March 25th at 11:00pm Where: Thompson Miami Beach Admission: No cover; RSVP to Additional Information: 21+ SketchMIA: An Urban Sketch Tour When: Saturday, March 26th at 9:00-11:00am Where: Miami Center for Architecture & Design Tickets: $20 members; $25 seniors & students; $30 general Additional Information: Part guided tour, part art class; Tour includes Miami-Dade County Courthouse & the Church of Gesù; Limited to 12 participants A Minister’s Wife The Musical When: Saturday, March 26th at 8:00pm (show runs until April 24-check varying times) Where: GableStage at the Biltmore Tickets: $60 PeopleWatch Album Release Party When: Saturday, March 26th at 11:00pm Where: Bougainvillea’s Old Florida Tavern Admission: No cover Additional Information: 21+; Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails Hosts Easter Brunch When: Sunday, March 27th at 11:00am-3:00pm Where: Hyde Beach Kitchen + Cocktails Tickets: $50; Additional $30 adults for bottomless rose Additional Information: Egg hunt for the kids; Potato sack races; Photos with the Easter Bunny; Brunch includes buffet-style menu of chicken & waffles, blueberry pancakes, Bloody Mary cart, a lavish dessert table & much more

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The Weekend Guide: 3/17-3/20

Miami Music Week with HYDE Beach at SLS South Beach – Thursday, March 17th: Afrojack Presents JACKED – Friday, March 18th: NERVO + Friends (Chuckie, Sander Van Doorn, & more) – Saturday, March 19th: Electric for Life Miami with Special Guest Sebastian Ingresso – Sunday, March 20th: CARNAGE Tickets: $65-$150 pre-sale; Tables $1,500+; Ultimate VIP Experience $10,000+ Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with Kitchen 305 When: Thursday, March 17th at 5:30pm-10:30pm Where: Kitchen 305 at Newport Beachside Hotel & Resort Reservations: Call (305)749-2110 Miami Heat vs Charlotte Hornets When: Thursday, March 17th at 7:30pm Where: AmericanAirlines Arena Tickets: David Guetta When: Friday, March 18th at 6:30pm Where: LIV Nightclub at the Fontainebleau Tickets: Armin Van Buuren When: Friday, March 18th at 8:50pm Where: Bayfront Park Tickets: Carl Cox When: Friday, March 18th & Saturday, March 19th at 10:00pm Where: Bayfront Park Tickets: Calvin Harris When: Saturday, March 19th Where: LIV Nightclub at Fontainebleau Tickets: Miami Beach Concours Auto Show When: Saturday, March 19th-Sunday, March 20th Where: Miami Beach Golf Club Click here for tickets Aretha Franklin at Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival When: Saturday, March 19th Where: The Gardens Wellness Center Tickets: Tiesto When: Saturday, March 19th at 7:15pm Where: Bayfront Park Tickets: Miami Heat vs Cleveland Cavaliers When: Saturday, March 19th at 7:30pm Where: AmericanAirlines Arena Tickets: Hardwell When: Saturday, March 19th at 11:00pm Where: Bayfront Park Tickets: Babyface at Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival When: Sunday, March 20th Where: The Gardens Wellness Center Tickets: Janelle Monae at Jazz in the Gardens Music Festival When: Sunday, March 20th Where: City of Miami Gardens Tickets: Zedd When: Sunday, March 20th at 8:30pm Where: Bayfront Park Tickets:

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Jupiter Beach Resort: Perfect Getaway Location During Marlins Spring Training

By Justina Coronel Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa hosted a beautiful day to watch the Marlins take on the St. Louis Cardinals. The property is Jupiter’s only oceanfront hotel that is the perfect location for a getaway. Roger Dean Stadium is a quick commute from the hotel in order to watch the Miami Marlins during Spring Training. Spring Training is a unique time for fans to interact with players for autographs, pictures, and getting foul balls as the players throw them into the crowd. Jupiter Beach Resort and Spa is an ideal escape to enjoy a secluded beach while sipping on tropical cocktails, as well as having multiple resort activities and the amazing luxury of shuttling to a game to watch the Marlins play ball. If you want to purchase tickets, please go to

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The Weekend Guide: 3/10-3/12

Iva Gueorguieva Art Exhibition When: Thursday, March 10th-Monday, March 14th – 11:00am-5:00pm Where: Fredric Snitzer Gallery Admission: Free Florida Panthers vs Ottawa Senators When: Thursday, March 10th at 7:30pm Where: BB&T Center Tickets: Coheed & Cambria Concert When: Thursday, March 10th at 8:00pm Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach Tickets: Little Dreams Foundation Gala: Dreaming on the Beach Charity Concert When: Friday, March 11th at 7:00pm Where: The Fillmore Miami Beach Tickets: Sinatra Sings Sinatra: A Mult-Media Centennial Celebration When: Friday, March 11th at 8:00pm Where: Adrienne Arsht Center Tickets: $25-$130 Florida Panthers vs Philadelphia Flyers When: Thursday, March 10th at 7:00pm Where: BB&T Center Tickets: Adam Lambert Concert When: Saturday, March 12th at 8:00pm Where: Hard Rock Live Tickets: Voyage to Vietnam: Celebrating the Tet Festival When: Every weekend until May 8th Where: Miami Children’s Museum Admission: $18 – adults; $14 – children; $14 – Florida residents; Free – children under 1 year

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The Weekend Guide: 3/3-3/6

Miami Heat vs Phoenix Suns When: Thursday, March 3rd at 7:30pm Where: AmericanAirlines Arena Tickets: Feast with the Beasts When: Friday, March 4th at 8:00pm Where: Zoo Miami Tickets: Main event passes-$250; Backstage passes-$500 Additional Information: Attendees must be 21+; Cocktail attire La Nuit en Rosé When: Friday, Saturday, Sunday – All day Where: Mondrian South Beach Tickets: $85-$250 Additional Information: Friday night-wine pairing dinner; Saturday-sunset rosé party; Sunday-afternoon rosé brunch; Over 50 varieties of rosé; Wear white or pink attire Carnaval on the Mile When: Saturday, March 5th at 10:00am Where: Miracle Mile Admission: Free Additional Information: Featuring 3 main stages, 30 musical groups, paintings, sculptures, photography, food, & wine; Family & dog-friendly; Benefitting Kiwanis of Little Havana Foundation Future Leaders through Education Scholarship Fund Destination Fashion 2016 When: Saturday, March 5th at 8:00pm Where: Bal Harbour Shops Tickets: $300 Additional Information: Includes cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, access toasters, auction items, Brunello Cuccinelli Spring 2016 Designer Fashion Show; Celebrity appearances by MC Savannah Guthrie, Gloria & Emilio Estefan, Tommy Lee Jones, Christian Slater; Performance by Pitbull Nicky Jam Concert When: Saturday, March 5th at 8:00pm Where: AmericanAirlines Arena Tickets: Bends & Brunch at Hyde Kitchen + Cocktails When: Sunday, March 6th at 10:00-11:00am (yoga) & 11:00am-3:00pm (brunch) Where: Hyde Kitchen + Cocktails Tickets: $12 per person; $30 bottomless rosé Additional Information: One-hour long yoga session lead by Waleska Marquez followed by brunch series Waves & Rosé Miami Heat vs Philadelphia 76ers When: Sunday, March 6th at 6:00pm Where: AmericanAirlines Arena Tickets:

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The Weekend Guide: 2/25-2/28

For our guide on the 15th Annual South Beach Wine & Food Festival, please click here Beauty & the Bestie When: Thursday, Feb. 25th at 6:00-9:00pm Where: The Spa at the Viceroy Admission: $60 per person; Those who work on Brickell Ave receive 10% off; For reservations, call (305)503-0369 Additional Information: Includes skin consultations, healthy snacks, access to spa facilities, special discounts, & spa treatment giveaways Florida Panthers vs Arizona Coyotes When: Thursday, Feb. 25th at 7:30pm Where: BB&T Center Admission: Fall Out Boy Concert When: Friday, Feb. 26th at 7:00pm Where: Hard Rock Hollywood Casino Admission: Fashion Night on Brickell When: Friday, Feb. 26th at 7:30pm Where: Espiritu Santo Building Admission: $65 per person at the door Additional Information: Showcasing pieces from top designers; Music, cocktails, & hors d’oeuvres will be served; Benefitting Dade Legal Aid Jeff Dunham When: Saturday, Feb. 27th at 5:00pm Where: BB&T Center Admission: The Beach Boys When: Saturday, Feb. 27th at 8:00pm Where: Hard Rock Hollywood Casino Admission: Josh Groban Concert When: Saturday, Feb. 27th at 8:00pm Where: Au-Rene Theater at the Broward Center Admission: A Deliciously Decadent Afternoon of Chocolate & Cocktails When: Sunday, Feb. 28th at 2:00-5:00pm Where: Drinkhouse Fire & Ice Admission: General- $40; VIP- $55 Additional Information: Hosted by James-Beard award winner pastry chef, author, & TV personality Johnny Iuzzini; 3-hour walk around tasting

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Tennis Legends Reunion at the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit

On February 6th, tennis legends got together at Camana Bay in Grand Cayman in celebration of the end of the annual financial conference, the Cayman Alternative Investment Summit.  The tennis stars included Andy Roddick, Anna Kournikova, Jim Courier, and more. Guests included Sir Richard Branson, Mark Philippoussis, Andrew Krasny, Ashley Harkleroad, and Mansour Bahrami.

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The Weekend Guide: 2/18-2/20

Sports Illustrated Swim Beach When: Thursday, Feb. 18th at 11:00am-5:00pm Where: Lummus Park Admission: Free to the public Florida Panthers vs San Jose Sharks When: Thursday, Feb. 18th at 7:30pm Where: BB&T Center Premio Lo Nuestro When: Thursday, Feb. 18th at 8:00pm Where: AmericanAirlines Arena 2016 Model Beach Volleyball When: Saturday, Feb. 20th at 10:00am-6:00pm Where: Lummus Park Admission: Free; RSVP: Dolphins Cancer Challenge VI Celebration Concert When: Saturday, Feb. 20th at 2:00pm Where: Sun Life Stadium Parking Lot Florida Panthers vs Winnipeg Jets When: Saturday, Feb. 20th at 7:00pm Where: BB&T Center Miami Heat vs Washington Wizards When: Saturday, Feb. 20th at 7:30pm Where: AmericanAirlines Arena

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