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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.

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Eau Claire, WI
08/25/2018
9-10 a.m.
Menomonie, WI
08/25/2018
9-10 a.m.

In The News

Saturday Morning Sports Medicine Clinics offered in Eau Claire, Menomonie

Athletes can receive X-rays, a physician examination and treatment plan in a single visit.

July 23, 2018
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
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

From The Blog

Collaboration returns girl to ice for tournament play

With hopes of returning to the state tournament her senior year, Maria and her team practiced faithfully. One afternoon while scrimmaging a week before section finals, Maria Haley took a slap shot to the head.

June 7, 2018

How to prevent an ACL injury

Snap, crackle and pop may be welcome sounds at the breakfast table. But when you hear a pop on the playing field, it’s not something to cheer. A torn ACL usually is a season-ending injury.

June 4, 2018

Yoga: Making a name in sports

When you think of yoga, your first thought is probably of a woman in a contorted position. However, it's important to note that yoga is for both men and women, and can be beneficial to young athletes.

Marcia Walker, P.T. By Marcia Walker March 7, 2018

Should I have a hip replacement?

Have you been told you’re eventually going to need a hip replacement? Are you experiencing hip pain from arthritis, an injury or another condition? If you answered “yes,” you probably have questions of your own. Chiefly, “Should I have the operation?"

Eric Busse MD By Eric Busse December 27, 2017
Jacob Ziegler MD By Jacob Ziegler December 27, 2017

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