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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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What is Zen Restorative Yoga?

Written by: Dr. Lauren Villegas, Outpatient Behavioral Health, Psychotherapist and Yoga Instructor Zen Restorative Yoga incorporates slow, gentle, relaxing movement (I like to call it melt into a puddle yoga). That creates deep relaxation in the body and a sense of “letting go.” It will include an aromatherapy component, allowing participants to choose from various […]

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Stop slouching and sit up tall

Written by: Brooke Gardner, DPT, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center, Fond du Lac Look around you. How many people do you see hunched over their phone or computer? How many people are slouched in their chair? Our jobs, leisure activities and technology have led us to have some very poor posture, which in […]

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How to shovel snow safely

Now that the snow and cold has returned to Wisconsin, it’s a good time to discuss how to stay safe during the winter months. Every year, thousands of people in snow covered states end up injuring themselves or even worse, experience heart attacks. Here are some steps you can take to hopefully stay out of […]

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What does a licensed athletic trainer do?

Written by: Corey Wencl, Licensed Athletic Trainer at Agnesian HealthCare In my nine years’ experience as a licensed athletic trainer (LAT), I have often been asked the question, “What does an athletic trainer do?” or “That’s like a personal trainer, right?” Well, not exactly. Although LATs can specialize in performance enhancement, that simply scratches the […]

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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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