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From The Blog

Video visits help therapy patients recover at home

Patients recovering from stroke and orthopedic surgery, and children experiencing speech difficulties are among the growing number of patients now using video visits. Discover the benefits of rehab therapy video visits.

May 14, 2020

Cross-country care coordination brings Jim Hauck home after accident

Find out how Mayo Post Acute Care helped Jim return home after he sustained serious injuries from an accident in Nevada.

March 14, 2020

On the hunt to end pain, Bill Miller finds relief through surgery

Bill Miller doesn't like to spend his time just sitting around. That's why he sought care when pain started to interfere with the activities he loves to do. Now he is back at it and inspiring his care team.

January 31, 2020

Nurse-to-be becomes patient, learns lessons on caring

Sustaining an injury is bad enough, but stress increases if it's combined with a new career, moving and health insurance change. Allie Harmatys' care team gave her peace of mind by quickly scheduling the tests and surgery she needed.

January 30, 2020

Hip replacements mean Mara Olson can walk pain-free again

Mara Olson says she feels no pain and could walk all day after her hip replacement surgeries. That's the exact result her surgeon and her two dogs wanted for her.

January 30, 2020

Sidelined by injury, basketball standout returns to hometown for treatment

Katie Stone never had an injury in all her years as a competitive athlete. But that changed when she tore her ACL during an alumni basketball game.

January 28, 2020

Joint replacement: Not your grandfather’s surgery

You might be nervous about having joint replacement surgery, but new techniques have made recovery easier and less painful. Most importantly, it can be life-changing if you've been living with chronic pain. Get the details about these common, safe procedures.

January 27, 2020

How to keep moving with arthritis

If achy joints have you feeling like the Tin Man, don't just chalk it up to getting older. Those aches and pains could signal something more serious, but treatable. No oil required.

January 17, 2020

Common orthopedic injuries from winter activities

Winter is filled with fun outdoor sports that improve your health. But what happens when muscle and joint injuries occur? Learn about common injuries, and get prevention tips.

Jess Brehmer MD By Jess Brehmer December 27, 2019

Joint problems erased with orthopedic surgery

After dealing with joint complications for nearly a year, Robert Bishop underwent a total right hip replacement, and the ball and socket of his femur and pelvis were replaced with prosthetic implants. He quickly began the road back to mobility. 

June 17, 2019

Athletic trainer provides sports medicine care

As an athletic trainer, Kiersten Schmidt conducts baseline concussion screenings, evaluates injuries during and after games, and much more. Read about her work with the Mankato MoonDogs and other teams.

June 5, 2019

5 ways to build strong bones as you age

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

May 23, 2019