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In The News
Collaboration improves health, well-being of local firefighters
A new program will focus on helping La Crosse firefighters with tactical performance training to improve mobility, strength, speed and endurance.
Sports physicals for student athletes offered in Southwest Minnesota
These clinics are for student athletes entering grades 7–12 in the 2022–2023 school year. The physicals provided fulfill Minnesota State High School League sports requirements.
Eau Claire Diagnostic Imaging and Sports Medicine Center
Construction will begin in spring on the complex offering sports medicine, imaging and performance training services.
From The Blog
How to strengthen your core
A strong core is required for physical activity, including running. It provides overall strength, endurance and power, and supports good posture and prevents injuries. Develop your core with these exercises.
Staying safe while on a run
You've got a training plan and gear for your distance run, but don't forget about staying safe. Here's how to keep visible, prevent injury and summon help if you need it.
Tips for safe cold-weather training
Training for a spring run starts during the cold winter months. It takes dedication and care. Before you head out, consider these tips to stay safe and warm as you log those miles.
Sprains, strains and tears: What can go wrong with upper arms
Upper arm muscles do your heavy lifting. Despite their strength, biceps and triceps can be damaged by overuse or forceful injury. Learn what to do when that happens.
Expert tips for running shoe fit
Running doesn't require much gear, but well-fitting, running-specific shoes are a must. Start by shopping at a specialty shoe store and keep these expert tips in mind to ensure a good fit.
10 weight training tips for beginners
Weight training isn't just for bodybuilders and athletes — everyone can get the benefits. Get started with these tips to help you build strength, balance and confidence.
Planning for your big run
If you've set a goal to participate in a distance run, be sure you're ready on race day. Learn how a plan can help you prepare physically and mentally for a successful event.
The 5 elements of fitness
Variety is key to a healthy diet. It turns out, it's also key to a healthy fitness routine. Incorporate these five fitness elements to ensure success.
Ankle instability causes and fixes
Multiple sprains, an old break, rolling, inflammatory disease or age can lead to activity-limiting ankle instability, stiffness and pain. Learn about treatments to keep you moving with confidence.
Why your IT band can be a pain in the leg
Pain on the outside of your knee may be a warning sign of an iliotibial, or IT, band issue. Learn why rest and early treatment is best instead of pushing past the pain, and how to avoid future injury.
Helping athletes come back after a dislocated shoulder
The shoulder is an amazing joint, but it can become dislocated, especially during sports that involve contact, falls and reaching overhead. Here's what you can expect if it happens.
Don’t let shin splints halt your workout
Experiencing throbbing pain down the front of your lower legs when you work out? You may have shin splints. Learn how to speed your recovery.