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Proper Tackling Technique

By: Corey Wencl, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center USA Football has developed a program called “Heads Up Football,” which has been designed to advance player safety in the game of football.  In this program, they focus on “heads up tackling” along with other strategies to increase player safety in the game of football. […]

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Being safe during physical activity

When you are moving or being active it is exercise for your body. The word exercise has gotten a bad rap in our sedentary society…so let’s call it movement. I put together a list of ways you can bring safe and fun movement into your life if you cringe at the word exercise… There are […]

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Stay hydrated and beat the heat

By: Amy Bohl, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center Whether you’re a serious athlete or a recreational one, summer’s high temperatures can put you at risk for dehydration. Hydration is necessary for good health, and it’s important to make sure you consume the right amount of fluids before, during and after activity. Because the […]

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Mindfulness through relaxation and stretching

If I asked you if you are aware of your body when you are resting, relaxing or stretching, you’d probably think I was a bit nuts. Why should I be doing something when I am trying to relax and not do anything?  The issue is when many of us “relax,” we are actually filling our […]

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Being a successful weekend warrior, injury free

By: Alyssa Freeman, MS, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center Time – don’t you wish you had more of it? If you’re like me, you may find it difficult to engage in exercise and activity during the week simply due to lack of time. The American Heart Association recommends performing 30 minutes of moderate-intensity […]

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Tips to consider when picking out footwear

Written by: Brian Azinger, MA, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center As weather gets warmer and our thoughts move to outdoor activities, it may be time to consider our footwear. When acquiring new shoes for our activity of choice, there are a few things to consider when fitting a new pair of shoes. Pick […]

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Tips for a better golf game: build endurance

Written by: Michael Kurek, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center Golf is a game of many ups and downs. One day you may feel like Jordan Spieth winning the coveted green jacket, and the next you may wonder why you ever picked up a club in the first place! However, like any sport, it does […]

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Tips for a better golf game: warm up properly

Written by: Michael Kurek, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center Golf is a game of many ups and downs. One day you may feel like Jordan Spieth winning the coveted green jacket, and the next you may wonder why you ever picked up a club in the first place! However, like any sport, it does […]

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Tips for a better golf game: improve flexibility

Written by: Michael Kurek, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center Golf is a game of many ups and downs. One day you may feel like Jordan Spieth winning the coveted green jacket, and the next you may wonder why you ever picked up a club in the first place! However, like any sport, it does […]

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The importance of using a foam roller

Written by: Sarah Schultz, MS, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center, Fond du Lac What do you do when your muscles are really sore after a hard workout? Please don’t tell me you lay in bed! One great way to assist with muscle recovery is to use a foam roller. Foam rollers come in many […]

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