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Orthopedic Health

Topics related to orthopedics including surgery, podiatry, joint replacements, sports medicine, broken bones and sprains and strains.

October

Fitness & Weight Management
Eau Claire, WI In Person

This clinic is for student athletes (middle school and high school) injured at practices or events during the week.

Common injuries treated include:

  • Ankle sprains
  • Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) tears
  • Hand sprains and fractures
  • Overuse injuries
  • Shoulder and elbow injuries

Concussion evaluations or screenings are not offered during this clinic. Parental consent is required before treatment.

No appointment needed. Walk-in only.

Go to Sports Medicine for more information on sports-related injuries and issues.

Fitness & Weight Management
Menomonie, WI In Person

This six-week program on Mondays and Wednesdays in Menomonie can help youth, high school and college athletes improve their athletic performance with:

  • Confidence, strength, mobility and power
  • Overall speed and agility
  • Linear and lateral speed mechanics

Our team of sports medicine specialists will work with you to create a personalized training program that will help you maximize your potential and improve every aspect of your performance and take you to new limits. Regardless of your sports or skill level, you will experience and benefit from a sports training program that leverages medical experience and research from Mayo Clinic while incorporating the same EXOS programming and principles used with national sports athletes.

Registration is required; class sizes are limited. We also offer the program on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Menomonie, Mondays and Wednesdays in Eau Claire, and Tuesdays and Thursdays in Eau Claire.

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, multisport 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
Eau Claire, WI In Person

This six-week program on Mondays and Wednesdays in Eau Claire can help youth, high school and college athletes improve their athletic performance with:

  • Confidence, strength, mobility and power
  • Overall speed and agility
  • Linear and lateral speed mechanics

Our team of sports medicine specialists will work with you to create a personalized training program that will help you maximize your potential and improve every aspect of your performance and take you to new limits. Regardless of your sports or skill level, you will experience and benefit from a sports training program that leverages medical experience and research from Mayo Clinic while incorporating the same EXOS programming and principles used with national sports athletes.

Registration is required; class sizes are limited. We also offer the program on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Eau Claire, Mondays and Wednesdays in Menomonie, and Tuesdays and Thursdays in Menomonie.

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, multisport 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
Eau Claire, WI In Person

This six-week program on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Eau Claire can help youth, high school and college athletes improve their athletic performance with:

  • Confidence, strength, mobility and power
  • Overall speed and agility
  • Linear and lateral speed mechanics

Our team of sports medicine specialists will work with you to create a personalized training program that will help you maximize your potential and improve every aspect of your performance and take you to new limits. Regardless of your sports or skill level, you will experience and benefit from a sports training program that leverages medical experience and research from Mayo Clinic while incorporating the same EXOS programming and principles used with national sports athletes.

Registration is required; class sizes are limited. We also offer the program on Mondays and Wednesdays in Eau ClaireMondays and Wednesdays in Menomonie, and Tuesdays and Thursdays in Menomonie.

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, multisport 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 In Person

This six-week program on Tuesdays and Thursdays in Menomonie can help youth, high school and college athletes improve their athletic performance with:

  • Confidence, strength, mobility and power
  • Overall speed and agility
  • Linear and lateral speed mechanics

Our team of sports medicine specialists will work with you to create a personalized training program that will help you maximize your potential and improve every aspect of your performance and take you to new limits. Regardless of your sports or skill level, you will experience and benefit from a sports training program that leverages medical experience and research from Mayo Clinic while incorporating the same EXOS programming and principles used with national sports athletes.

Registration is required; class sizes are limited. We also offer the program on Mondays and Wednesdays in Menomonie, Mondays and Wednesdays in Eau Claire, and Tuesdays and Thursdays in Eau Claire.

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, multisport 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

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La Crosse hospital recognized for surgical quality

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Eau Claire hospital recognized for surgical quality

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November 5, 2021
Osteoporosis silently affects all ages

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