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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

UW-La Crosse Athletics Announces Sponsorship with Mayo Clinic Health System

The University of Wisconsin-La Crosse Intercollegiate Athletics Department has announced Mayo Clinic Health System has committed to providing corporate...

September 7, 2017
Sports injury clinics in northwest Wisconsin offer immediate treatment

Saturday Morning Sports Injury Clinic starts Aug. 12 in Eau Claire and Menomonie

July 26, 2017
Grant awarded for Menomonie area student-athlete baseline concussion screening

Free ImPACT baseline concussion tests are available to student-athletes in the area.

May 26, 2017
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

The real impact of a concussion

As fall approaches and students prepare to return to school, many look forward to the return of fall and winter sports. However, there are risks associated with sports participation, including concussion.

Russell Bergum DO By Russell Bergum September 1, 2017

Student athletes: Have you gotten your sports physical?

It may be hard to believe, but fall sports are just around the corner. Parents and kids are gearing up for the upcoming athletics season by training, finding the right equipment and signing up for activities. As a reminder, your preparation checklist should also include a pre-participation sports physical.

Robert Freed DO By Robert Freed July 3, 2017

Monday Run Day 16: Recovery time

You did it — congratulations! Completing a full or half-marathon is no easy task, but we always knew you could do it. After months of discipline, it’s natural you may be tempted to spend your first day off training indulging in junk food and other guilty pleasures.

May 5, 2017

Monday Run Day 15: Last-minute tips

Are you breathless with anticipation? Finding it hard to sleep at night? It’s like waiting for a holiday or birthday celebration: race day is almost here. You have worked hard for weeks preparing for this big event. It’s finally time to put your feet to the pavement and show what you can do. Let’s go over a few last-minute tips as you prepare for the big day.

April 28, 2017

Monday Run Day 13: Staying safe while running

You’re getting close now. All of your hard work will soon pay off. Don’t forget: we want to be there cheering you on at the finish line. Make sure you are being safe in your training so you can keep going strong right to the end.

April 14, 2017

Monday Run Day 12: Recovery recipe 2

As you push yourself through training, do you reward yourself with a refreshing treat at the end of your workout? Selecting the right treat can ensure your body gets the proper nutrients needed to repair itself.

April 7, 2017

Monday Run Day 11: Fuel during and after exercise

Do you sometimes run out of steam partway through a run? When you are really pushing yourself, such as training for a marathon, you may need to fuel up during your workout.

March 31, 2017

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