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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

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Preparing for your first long run

Incorporating running into your life is an excellent decision for your health. Proper preparation for any race is important, so here are a few tips to get you started.

Peter Johnson PT By Peter Johnson March 19, 2021
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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
Exercising on elliptical

Does exercise help you lose weight?

Your first instinct may be to go to the gym when you want to lose weight. Learn why this may not produce the results you want and what's more effective.

Andrew Jagim PhD By Andrew Jagim March 3, 2021
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15-minute workouts you can do at home

Staying active is important not only for your body, but for your mind. Here are three 15-minute workouts you can do at home.

Andrew Jagim PhD By Andrew Jagim February 18, 2021
Couple wearing masks while working out

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
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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
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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
Child wearing mask at school

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
Football team huddle

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
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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
Runner drinking bottled water

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 taping wrist

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