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.

In The News

Saturday Morning Sports Medicine Clinics start Aug. 13 in Eau Claire, Menomonie

Sports injury clinics offer immediate diagnosis and treatment to athletes.

July 27, 2016
Northern Wisconsin WIAA sports physicals and immunization clinics

Walk-in clinics available in Barron, Cameron, Chetek and Rice Lake.

July 21, 2015

From The Blog

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

Identifying and preventing ACL injuries, concussions

A good percentage of Americans love football for the fast-paced, hard-hitting product displayed on the field. And spectators enjoy the game at all levels — grade school, high school, college and the pros. Because the nature of football is highly intense and physical, injuries are prevalent. In particular, ACL injuries and concussions commonly surface in athletes of all age levels. And these injuries aren’t limited to just football — many other sports pose risks. But what are ACL injuries and concussions? What symptoms should you be aware of? How can you prevent them?

Joshua Berndt PT By Josh Berndt August 23, 2016

Preventing three common skin infections in athletes

For many students, participation in athletics is an important part of their formative years. Kids acquire knowledge about teamwork, sportsmanship and much more. However, there are some things we don’t want kids to acquire — such as skin infections.

Learn more about common types of infections and prevention.

Jolene Carlson NP By Jolene Carlson January 8, 2015