About Agnesian Bone and Joint Health

Patients receive individualized assessment and treatment within the Agnesian Bone & Joint Health’s continuum of care, from diagnosis to rehabilitation. The team features board-certified orthopedic surgeons, podiatric medicine and surgery (foot and ankle), physical therapists, athletic trainers and physical therapy assistants. The rehabilitation staff at Agnesian HealthCare’s Sports, Spine & Work Center specializes in one-on-one treatment in state-of-the-art facilities.
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Advice for a football parent from a certified athletic trainer

Written by: Tyler Schwarz, Certified Athletic Trainer with Agnesian HealthCare I have been working as a certified athletic trainer for 15 years and have seen a lot of things, mostly good, but some bad.  And I have dealt with lots of different injuries; most minor, but some serious.  The one thing that I have never […]

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Crunch-Free Core Strengthening for Athletes

Participating in a regular core strengthening program has been shown to increase explosive power and prevent injury during athletic activities. Your core muscles are needed to stabilize both your upper and lower extremities during high level activities, such as throwing and kicking. When most people think about core strengthening exercises, the first exercise that comes […]

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Preventing Sport-Related Knee Injuries

A torn knee ligament is one of the most debilitating injuries that routinely occur in young athletes.  Sports that involve jumping, cutting, pivoting and sudden stops such as football, basketball, soccer and volleyball place the athlete at a greater risk for developing a knee injury. The good news is that there are ways to decrease […]

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Is chiropractic care safe for pregnant women and babies?

Written by: Drs. Bryan Henslin and Andrew Judkins There are a lot of anatomical changes to pregnant womens’ bodies; chiropractic care keeps their bodies loose and functioning to allow for a better pregnancy experience and birth. Chiropractic care has proven very effective in the treatment of babies’ colic and ear infections. Chiropractors treat patients as young […]

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What is the noise during a chiropractic adjustment?

Written by: Drs. Bryan Henslin and Andrew Judkins It is not necessary to have a cracking sound to manipulate the spine. There won’t always be sounds associated with the adjustments. If there are sounds during treatment it is because of the pressure in the tense areas being released.

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Benefits of chiropractic care

Written by: Drs. Bryan Henslin and Andrew Judkins Decrease inflammation, decrease pain, increased range of motion Great results for people with migraines (usually cervical origin), vertigo/dizziness and chronic low back pain from repetitive stress motions and tightness. The care focusses on the whole person; life is about balance Treatment plans offer education on lifestyle management, nutrition […]

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What do chiropractors look for?

Drs. Bryan Henslin and Andrew Judkins Chiropractors look for subtle dislocations in spine. The dislocations can cause inflammation, decreased motion, and pain/lack of function. Main causes of subluxation (subtle dislocations in spine): Physical – slips and falls, accidents, repetitive motions (for example, improper lifting). Repetitive motion is the most common cause they see. Emotional – […]

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What is the history of chiropractic care?

Written by: Drs. Bryan Henslin and Andrew Judkins Daniel David Palmer developed the chiropractic practice in the early 1800’s. His philosophy was structure affects function. Chiropractic focusses on the structure and function of the body with a focus on the relationship between the spine and the central nervous system. Chiropractors tap into the body’s ability […]

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Hard to hold a good man down

Dave “Tuffy” Munson came by his nickname through a bit of hard work and play. “Tuff” situations never held him back as a softball player for more than 30 years and an avid outdoorsman. Tuffy spent many early mornings on the lake fishing or hunting everything from deer to turkeys. That meant loading and unloading his gear […]

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Wetsuit Chafing

by Jackie Crosby Everyone has felt that itch. You may notice it right away, or not until the day after your race. It shows up later and is never appreciated. But you have to accept it. Your skin has been chafed. Chafing happens when skin is irritated for long periods of time. This can happen […]

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