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Orthopedic Health

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

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
Eau Claire named a top hospital in Wisconsin

The hospital was named No. 6 in Wisconsin and recognized as a "Best Regional Hospital."

July 28, 2020

From The Blog

Riding bicycle wearing helmet

Advanced options for knee, hip replacement: Not your grandfather's surgery

If you’re one of 54 million people in the U.S. living with arthritis, new techniques have made joint replacement easier and less painful. Watch a webinar to learn about your options.

July 8, 2021
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When hands need a helping hand

Your hands do an amazing range of motions, but use and age can take a toll. Give your hands a helping hand from your health care provider.

Kristin Karim MD By Kristin Karim May 28, 2021
Holding ankle with pain

Is your injury a sprain or break?

Ankle injuries are common in sports and everyday life. Here's how to know if yours is a sprain or break.

Tim O By Timothy O'Connor May 20, 2021
Hands holding knee; total knee replacement

Is it time for a total knee replacement?

The goal of total knee replacement is to get you active again without pain or restrictions. Here's how to know when it’s time for surgery.

Marcus Greatens, M.D. By Marcus Greatens May 14, 2021
Susan Mensch and Karen Senne

Same-day knee replacement surgery, sister's support equal perfect option

When Susan Mensch had her first total knee replacement in 2017, she spent three nights in the hospital. This time, she had a new option: same-day surgery.

May 7, 2021
Senior couple sitting together

Same-day joint replacement surgery possible

It's now possible to return home the same day after knee or hip replacement surgery. Learn about this safe option and the "prehab" you'll get the day before.

Jonathan Webb, M.D. By Jonathan Webb April 1, 2021
Carrying log on shoulder

6 benefits of ultrasonic energy shoulder procedure

Your shoulder can develop a buildup of calcium deposits as you age, causing pain, stiffness and limited mobility. Learn about 6 benefits of a new nonsurgical procedure to remove those deposits.

Jacob Erickson DO By Jacob Erickson March 12, 2021
Laurie Bakkum

Joint effort makes Laurie Bakkum's knee surgery possible

Waiting for surgery rarely is fun. That's why the Orthopedics team across two cities came together to speed up Laurie Bakkum's knee surgery during the pandemic and get her moving pain free again quickly.

February 16, 2021
Laura Williams

Orthopedic surgery for hip dysplasia

Hip pain became so unbearable for Laura Williams that she had to quit her job. Find out how a hip replacement got her moving like she hadn't been able to for years.

February 1, 2021
Surgeon in operating room

Surgery safety during the COVID-19 pandemic

The COVID-19 pandemic has affected how surgery is approached. Learn about safety precautions used in hospitals, and what you can do to protect yourself and others.

December 2, 2020
Pumped woman after working out, wearing an Apple watch.

Prevent boredom, injury during physical activity

Have you ever started a new fitness journey only to be plagued by boredom or new aches and pains? Get tips for avoiding boredom and injury with physical activity.

Troy Hoehn ATC By Troy Hoehn September 24, 2020
Young woman smiling with sun shining in the background

5 ways to build strong bones as you age

After age 30, you start to lose bone mass. Get 5 tips to build stronger bones and combat that loss.

July 31, 2020