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Health Topics

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

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.

January

Fitness & Weight Management
Menomonie, WI

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.

Fitness & Weight Management
Eau Claire, WI

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.

Screenings
Mankato, MN In-person

This program can help student athletes:

  • Improve arm strength and control
  • Enhance throwing performance
  • Decrease risk of shoulder and elbow injury

During the session, throwing athletes will participate in an orthopedic screening that includes a complete assessment to analyze their range of motion, stability, strength and endurance ― and identify limitations. Based on the findings, experts will provide a customized take-home exercise program that can improve performance and prevent injury.

Four individual 45-minute sessions are available Feb. 9. Call to reserve your time.

March

Fitness & Weight Management
Eau Claire, WI

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
Menomonie, WI

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.

In The News

Northwest Wisconsin named sports medicine provider for University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Athletics

Beginning with the fall sports season, clinical staff from Orthopedics and Sports Medicine will provide services for Blugold athletes on all 25 men's and women's athletic teams.

August 25, 2021
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

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Managing pain, swelling during marathon training

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Paul Osterman LAT By Paul Osterman April 23, 2021
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Preparing for your first long run

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Peter Johnson PT By Peter Johnson March 19, 2021
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6 benefits of ultrasonic energy shoulder procedure

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Jacob Erickson DO By Jacob Erickson March 12, 2021