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Sports Medicine

Sports medicine focuses on a multidisciplinary approach to help evaluate, diagnose and treat athletes of all kinds — from high school and college team members to people with activity-related injuries.

In The News

Performance training for college, high school and youth athletes in Northwest Wisconsin

The six-week program combines Mayo Clinic Health System's sports medicine expertise with programming and principles used with national sports athletes.

January 17, 2020

From The Blog

Tips for wearing a mask while exercising

You might think a mask is a barrier to working out away from home. Read these FAQ to help you figure out the safest approach to staying active.

Jeremy Amundson, L.A.T. By Jeremy Amundson January 6, 2021

Debunking the top 10 workout myths

Not everything you’ve heard about maximizing your workouts to transform your body is true. Read about the top 10 workout myths, and get the facts.

David Webster, L.A.T. By David Webster November 25, 2020

Ultrasonic energy gets Deanne Lee gardening again

Tendonitis in her elbows was causing avid gardener Deanne Lee significant pain. Learn how ultrasonic energy removed damaged tissue without surgery and got her busy digging in the garden again.

October 1, 2020

Importance of scheduling back-to-school physical during the COVID-19 pandemic

School will be starting again soon. Learn why it's a good idea to schedule a back-to-school physical now to ensure your child's physical and mental health.

Jane Byrd, M.D. By Jane Byrd July 16, 2020

Is it safe for my kid to take supplements?

Dietary supplements are becoming more popular among young athletes with nearly 60% reporting regular use. But are they safe? Learn more about research and gather tips before giving supplements to your young athlete.

Andrew Jagim PhD By Andrew Jagim October 11, 2019

6 tips for a successful run

Running is one of the world's most popular sports, hobbies and ways of staying fit. But it can lead to the occasional injury. Get tips from a physical therapist for a successful run.

Jordan Moen By Jordan Moen September 26, 2019

Strategies for safe, successful summer race performance

Are you interested in competing in a summer race event? Make sure you are taking the necessary precautions to properly train and prepare your body for the physiological demands of a race.

Andrew Jagim PhD By Andrew Jagim July 23, 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

Busy mom doesn't let broken wrist — or winter — win

Like most moms, Samantha Kaul doesn’t have time for injuries. But last winter, she slipped on a patch of ice, resulting in breaking her wrist for the second time.

February 22, 2019

Top 5 sports medicine FAQs

Have you ever wondered what a primary care sports medicine physician does differently from other physicians? Read the top five FAQ about sports medicine to learn the answer and more.

Jason Lee DO By Jason Lee January 7, 2019

Back on the field, calling the shots

Nicholas Oeltjen, 24, was no stranger to shoulder pain. So when he heard a pop and a crunch while lifting weights, he immediately knew something was wrong.

October 15, 2018

Collaboration returns girl to ice for tournament play

With hopes of returning to the state tournament her senior year, Maria and her team practiced faithfully. One afternoon while scrimmaging a week before section finals, Maria Haley took a slap shot to the head.

June 7, 2018