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Is my injury severe?

Did you recently injure a part of your body? Were you helping someone move and “throw out” your back? Playing a pick-up basketball game and roll your ankle? Throw a ball and feel a pop in your shoulder? Hit your head and still have a headache three days later? Ask yourself a few questions: 1)      [...]

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Eight reasons women should lift weights

Many women fear “getting big” from lifting weights and just stick with cardio.   However, women do not have the testosterone levels that males do, making it virtually impossible to put on huge quantities of muscle.  Large increases in muscle mass are due to: Lifting heavy weights with minimal repetitions (for example, bench press 100# 3 [...]

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Biking around Fond du Lac

There’s a lot of fear out there that Spring will never come and Walleye Weekend will be an ice fishing tournament.  Hmmm, would be interesting I guess but won’t happen so wipe that thought from your mind.  Spring is coming and with it some exciting news!  New bike paths and bike lanes in roads have [...]

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Creatine: Before or After Workout

Are you wanting to increase your lean body mass or increase your strength for an upcoming sport season?  According a to recent study in the Journal of the International Society of Sports Nutrition (www.jissn.com/content/10/1/36 ), using creatine after a workout has a greater effect on strength and lean body mass in bodybuilders who used creatine [...]

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March is National Athletic Training Month

By Alicia Belant, LAT By definition, athletic trainers are allied healthcare professionals that collaborate with physicians and other healthcare providers to optimize the physical activity and participation of patients across all age groups. Athletic trainers specialize in musculoskeletal injuries and have extensive training in prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency medical issues, as well as [...]

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Ice vs. Heat

There seems to be a lot of confusion lately about whether to ice or heat an injury. Years ago, medical professionals often recommended to apply ice for 24 hours and then to start using heat for the following 48 hours. There are many instances where this is no longer the case, and quite frankly, bad [...]

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Oh my aching shoulders!

By Gina Breit, PT with Agnesian HealthCare Sports, Spine & Work Center With winter comes the task of shoveling. Frequently many of us suffer from aches and pains associated with the awkward postures we get into when shoveling. Many common aches and pains seen in the clinic as the result of shoveling include back pain [...]

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Pain in the Neck?

Have you suffered from a pain in the neck? Not a coworker, but a real, musculoskeletal pain in the neck? There are many reasons for this, but I am sure most of us have suffered from the neck pain caused by poor posture and weakness of our body. I recently read an article about how [...]

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Better, Faster, Stronger – Are They?

Written by:  Joel Mason, DPT, SCS, CSCS Our kids are better, faster and stronger than we were, right? After all, when we were children, there were not as many organized sports as there are now. Children are playing organized sports at a much younger age. Parents now are much more involved in their children’s lives [...]

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Winter Workout Series: Circuit 2

The following video contains our second exercise circuit in the Winter Workout Series.   This group can be done separate but if added to all of the supersets previous released will make a calorie-busting workout.  This group consists of Push ups to T, Box Blasts, Dumbbell Shoulder to Shoulder lifts and a Side Plank with Reach.  [...]

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