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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

Mayo Clinic investing $65 million in Mankato hospital to better serve surgical patients

New space will improve patient experience, access to high-quality care.

February 24, 2017
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

From The Blog

Monday Run Day 10: Fuel before exercise

Are you starting to feel like the “The Little Engine that Could?” As you continue to push yourself, remember that nutrition is an incredibly important piece of the puzzle.

March 24, 2017

Monday Run Day 9: Balancing training and family

By now, you likely have put in hour after hour, day after day and week after week of training for this race. Have you found yourself begging family and friends for forgiveness while dedicating so much time to achieving your goal?

March 17, 2017

Monday Run Day 8: Assessing your protein needs

As you reach the midpoint of your training, are you looking for ways to fine-tune your regimen and up your performance? Let’s take another look at your diet. Do you really know how much protein you need when exercising?

March 10, 2017

Monday Run Day 7: Dealing with pain and swelling

We’ve all heard the saying, “No pain, no gain,” and chances are by this time in your training, you’ve felt some pain. When should you power through, and when should you take it easy and get checked out?

March 3, 2017

Monday Run Day 6: Assessing your carbohydrate needs

As you’re burning up the miles, you’re giving your body the fuel it needs to go the distance. One important thing to remember as your body works to recover between runs and workouts is to make sure you’re giving it enough carbohydrates.

February 24, 2017

Monday Run Day 5: Staying motivated

Are you finding times when you look at the long road ahead and wonder how you’ll maintain this pace until you reach the finish line? A slight shift in perspective might help.

February 17, 2017

Monday Run Day 4: Recipe for recovery

Another week of training is behind you. Good work! You’re getting closer to your goal, and you can do it. Make sure you’re giving your body the nutrients it needs to recover between workouts.

February 10, 2017

Monday Run Day 3: Enhancing athletic performance with nutrition

When an athlete fuels correctly with adequate nutrition, their athletic performance can be at peak. Whether you’re a dedicated athlete or an occasional weekend warrior, you can enhance performance by using whole foods you already may have in the pantry.

Anne Bauch, R.D. By Anne Bauch February 3, 2017

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