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Brace for it: When to use an ankle brace

Using ankle braces to prevent ankle injuries is becoming more common, and I’m often asked by coaches, parents and athletes if wearing an ankle brace is worthwhile.

Kurt Jacobson, L.A.T. By Kurt Jacobson January 9, 2017

Avoiding injuries common in active women

It’s no secret that most women juggle many responsibilities, whether with work, family, friendships, volunteerism or all of the above.

November 25, 2016

Post-race recovery tips for runners

You’ve just finished a marathon or other running event — now recovery begins. So, let’s break it down into three different phases. Here's what you need to do after you finish, 12-24 post-race and  2-3 days post-race.

October 18, 2016

Hunting and heart attacks

Your gear might be prepared for hunting season, but have you stopped to ask yourself if your body is ready?

Anthony Furlano DO By Anthony (Tony) Furlano October 13, 2016

Healthy food and a healthy lifestyle can help prevent cancer

Compelling evidence shows that generous amounts of fruits and veggies as part of a healthy diet may lower the risk of chronic diseases like diabetes, heart disease and certain types of cancer. Eating a healthy diet and adopting healthy habits have so much power in decreasing the possibility of developing breast and colorectal cancers in particular.

Grace Fjeldberg RDN By Grace Fjeldberg October 11, 2016

Tracking your fitness, one step at a time

I recently purchased a fitness tracker so I would have a better awareness of my activity levels each day. My new tracker recommended a goal of 10,000 steps a day. That wouldn’t be too difficult, I thought. I move a lot during the day.

Janet McCann RD By Janet McCann September 30, 2016

How to avoid overuse injuries

Are you looking to be more physically active? If you’re planning to do more exercise or play more sports, beware of overuse injuries. Overuse injuries are any type of muscle or joint injury, such as tendinitis or a stress fracture, that’s the result of repetitive trauma. Overuse injuries typically occur because of training or technique errors.

Raunaque Oshan PAC By Raunaque Oshan September 13, 2016

Bariatric surgery and healthy lifestyle help Chippewa Falls woman lose and keep off weight

Like many of us, Leslie Swoboda has struggled with her weight for yea­rs. The 54-year-old Chippewa Falls, Wis., woman has tried various weight loss programs, dropping pounds periodically just to re-gain them after falling back into old habits.

September 9, 2016

Pain-free running? Yes, it's possible

Have you recently sustained a running injury, started experiencing new onset of pain with running or struggled with recurrent running injuries? Are you looking to improve your running form and performance? Then you may be the perfect candidate for a running evaluation. 

Kimberly Helmus PT By Kimberly Helmus September 6, 2016

Keep your cool while exercising in the heat

The warm weather is a perfect motivator to get outside, go for a walk and generally get off the couch and move around. For many people, exercising outdoors certainly feels better than being stuck inside due to the bitter cold. But when our summer goes from warm to hot, exercising could be risky — unless you’re prepared.

Chaun Cox MD By Chaun Cox July 12, 2016

Take care of your core

How much attention do you pay to your core muscles? Even if you’re someone who goes to the gym five days a week, you may be neglecting this important group of muscles. Steven Perkins, D.O., shares information and tips to help you focus on your core.

Steven Perkins DO By Steven Perkins May 31, 2016

Take care of your core

How much attention do you pay to your core muscles? Even if you’re someone who goes to the gym five days a week, you may be neglecting this important group of muscles. Steven Perkins, D.O., shares information and tips to help you focus on your core.

Steven Perkins DO By Steven Perkins May 31, 2016