Health Topics

Find information on many health topics, listed A to Z.

Concussion

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that alters the way your brain functions. Although concussions usually are caused by a blow to the head, even a “ding,” “getting your bell rung,” or what seems to be a mild bump or blow to the head can be serious. As many as 3.8 million sports- and recreation-related concussions occur in the United States each year.

July

Fitness & Weight Management
Eau Claire, WI

Athletes from middle school, high school and college can receive performance training at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. The six-week program is designed to help several aspects of athletic performance, including:

  • Agility
  • Confidence
  • Jumping
  • Linear and multidirectional speed
  • Strength

These sessions are designed for off-season student athletes to prepare for their next sport. The intensity of this performance training program, added to the in-sport student athlete’s routine practice schedule, may not allow for needed recovery time.

We recommend three-season, multi-sport student athletes consider participating in our summer performance training programs, Sports Performance Training 1:1, or small group offerings. These programs are offered year-round and provide flexible scheduling and balance training with an athlete’s current practice demands.

For more information on our year-round sports performance programs, call 715-233-7753.

 

Fitness & Weight Management
Menomonie, WI

Athletes from middle school, high school and college can receive performance training at Mayo Clinic Health System in Menomonie. The six-week program is designed to help several aspects of athletic performance, including:

  • Agility
  • Confidence
  • Jumping
  • Linear and multidirectional speed
  • Strength

These sessions are designed for off-season student athletes to prepare for their next sport. The intensity of this performance training program, added to the in-sport student athlete’s routine practice schedule, may not allow for needed recovery time.

We recommend three-season, multi-sport student athletes consider participating in our summer performance training programs, Sports Performance Training 1:1, or small group offerings. These programs are offered year-round and provide flexible scheduling and balance training with an athlete’s current practice demands.

For more information on our year-round sports performance programs, call 715-233-7753.

 

Screenings
Mankato, MN

For athletes entering grades 7–12 in the 2021–2022 school year. These screenings fulfill Minnesota State High School League sports requirements.  

Student athletes are asked to:

  • Wear gym shorts and a T-shirt to the screening.
  • Bring a completed Minnesota State High School League physical form. The form is on the Minnesota State High School League website at mshsl.org.
  • Have a parent or guardian accompany them to the screening, if under 18.

The sports screening is not intended to take the place of ongoing care with your primary care provider, and immunizations will not be offered. If your child has not had a well-child exam in the last two years or is unable to attend one of the sports screening dates, contact your local clinic to schedule a well-child exam.

If a health concern is detected during the screening, the provider will advise you to contact your primary care provider and will not sign the Minnesota State High School League physical form.

August

Fitness & Weight Management
Eau Claire, WI

Athletes from middle school, high school and college can receive performance training at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. The six-week program is designed to help several aspects of athletic performance, including:

  • Agility
  • Confidence
  • Jumping
  • Linear and multidirectional speed
  • Strength

These sessions are designed for off-season student athletes to prepare for their next sport. The intensity of this performance training program, added to the in-sport student athlete’s routine practice schedule, may not allow for needed recovery time.

We recommend three-season, multi-sport student athletes consider participating in our summer performance training programs, Sports Performance Training 1:1, or small group offerings. These programs are offered year-round and provide flexible scheduling and balance training with an athlete’s current practice demands.

For more information on our year-round sports performance programs, call 715-233-7753.

 

Fitness & Weight Management
Menomonie, WI

Athletes from middle school, high school and college can receive performance training at Mayo Clinic Health System in Eau Claire. The six-week program is designed to help several aspects of athletic performance, including:

  • Agility
  • Confidence
  • Jumping
  • Linear and multidirectional speed
  • Strength

These sessions are designed for off-season student athletes to prepare for their next sport. The intensity of this performance training program, added to the in-sport student athlete’s routine practice schedule, may not allow for needed recovery time.

We recommend three-season, multi-sport student athletes consider participating in our summer performance training programs, Sports Performance Training 1:1, or small group offerings. These programs are offered year-round and provide flexible scheduling and balance training with an athlete’s current practice demands.

For more information on our year-round sports performance programs, call 715-233-7753.

 

In The News

Walk-in care for orthopedic injuries in Mankato

Expert walk-in orthopedic and sports medicine care for fractures, breaks, sprains and dislocations offered in Mankato.

July 23, 2021
Sports Physicals for Student Athletes

Several sports physical clinics to be hosted in St. James, Sherburn and Fairmont.

July 15, 2021
Sports physicals for student athletes

Several sports physical clinics will be offered across Southwest Minnesota for student athletes entering grades 7–12 in the 2021–2022 school year.

June 28, 2021

From The Blog

Concussion football players

The real impact of a concussion

As fall approaches and students prepare to return to school, many look forward to the return of fall and winter sports. However, there are risks associated with sports participation, including concussion.

Russell Bergum DO By Russell Bergum September 1, 2017
Borgschatz Family

Baseline concussion testing helped prevent Lake City football player from returning too soon

Before football season officially started this fall, 14-year-old Grant Borgschatz found himself sidelined. A concussion took him out of play for nearly a month. Baseline concussion testing helped him get back in the game safely.

September 26, 2014

What is a concussion?

Concussions are a hot topic in sports, especially when it comes to the health of our children. What is a concussion? How is it diagnosed? How can it be prevented? Learn all this and more.

September 4, 2014