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Category Archives: Sports Medicine

Concussions—taking caution is a no-brainer

The school bells will be ringing soon and your children will be back in the classroom. As your kids return to the fields or courts for another sports season, it is important to remember how to protect your kids, especially … Continue reading

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Get your Physical…Physicals!

When was the last time your child had a sports physical? If you have to think about it, then it’s probably time to schedule an appointment with your child’s primary care provider.  Many schools require a sports physical before a … Continue reading

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Avoid the Backpack Drag and Sag

This Fall, when you see your child’s backpack lying around, pick it up and see just how much weight he is lugging around. If it seems like you’re picking up a bag of rocks, then it’s probably far too heavy … Continue reading

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Treating pain–ankle sprains

Sprained ankles are the bane of many athletes and weekend warriors. If you think you’ve sprained an ankle, you should see a clinician for proper healing and to avoid future injury. When you sprain an ankle, one or more ligaments … Continue reading

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Fueling Your Fitness

Supplementing your exercise routine with proper nutrition and hydration plays an integral role in maintaining and enhancing your total fitness and boosting your body’s ability to perform at its maximum capability. A HEALTHY DIET Eat the rainbow! Eating a variety … Continue reading

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Ready, set, GO! A running primer for beginners

Thinking about entering that charity fun run this year but worried about the distance? You can do it, and fall is a great time to start training! Cooler temps and beautiful views make getting out there even more appealing. The classic 5-kilometer … Continue reading

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Heat and the athlete

Late summer brings the kids back-to-school along with the heat and humidity we all dread. I look forward to this time of year because I love football!  As an athletic trainer, however, I see the dangerous effects this heat can … Continue reading

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Summer isn’t over yet; Time to get outdoors!

As Wisconsinites, we know how important it is to take full advantage of gorgeous summer weather. This is a great time to get outside and enjoy lots of physical activity, and here in the Jefferson County area, we are fortunate to have … Continue reading

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4 Steps to Long Life, Vitality and Peak Performance

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if there were a no-fail food formula, a sort of dietary magic bullet that would keep us healthy and vibrant from birth to old age? While there’s no universal plan that fits everyone’s needs, nutritional guidelines … Continue reading

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The Importance of a Certified Athletic Trainer When Diagnosing a Concussion

Certified athletic trainers (ATC) do more than watch a sporting event from the sidelines or tape athlete’s ankles.  They are health care professionals trained to work in a variety of settings and with many different types of people – not … Continue reading

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