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What is a concussion? How do I know if I have one?

Written by: Tyler Schwarz, LAT with Agnesian HealthCare Sports, Spine & Work Center Concussions have been a very popular and hot topic the last couple of years, especially in the world of sports.  But many individuals are unsure what constitutes a concussion, and as a result, do not know if they or a family member [...]

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Helpful hints for sore muscles

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 shapes, sizes and colors; the most common is a 6”x36”.  White rollers are often [...]

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Benefits of that food that might surprise you

I have been storing up some tidbits of information that I have read over the last few month, all relating to food or secrets of food! Green Tea: Remember the blog I wrote on the dangers of ibuprofen use during exercise (  There are foods that have anti-inflammatory properties that are much easier on your [...]

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Fall Prevention Home Safety List

Written by :Matt Sheehy, PTA Fall prevention is important for your health. Here are things you can do to minimize your risk for falling. STAND TALL: Shoes-Always wear sensible and good fitting shoes. Tell-Tell family members, friends and your doctor if you feel dizzy. Assistive Device-Always use your cane, walker or other assistive device when [...]

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The Benefits of Running or Jogging

Written by: Joel Mason, DPT, SCS, CSCS Running or jogging often gets a bad rap. Common misconceptions prevent people from participating, such as the notion that running will ruin your knees. Research shows that people who don’t run actually have more knee concerns particularly if they are sedentary (don’t exercise at all). Many people often [...]

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“What a Pain”

Written by: Tyler Norton, PTA Almost everyone is asked the same question when entering just about any healthcare facility with pain. “On a scale of 0/10, could you rate your pain for me?” Everyone experiences pain differently. The purpose of this blog is to inform the general public more specifically, what each number on the [...]

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Audio Blog: An Interview with Dr. Searle about shoulder injury and prevention

Agnesian HealthCare’s Clark Searle, MD, a board-certified orthopedic surgeon, discusses shoulder injuries and how to prevent them on KFIZ 1450′s Breakfast Club.

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Take me out to the ball game…but help me do it safely.

Written by: Billie Jo Braatz PT, DPT, LAT Summer is in the air and with that comes the start of America’s favorite pastime, baseball. Each year an increasing number of young children begin partaking in baseball or softball, contributing to the concern for the growing number of injuries occurring from these sports. Shoulder and elbow [...]

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Training for a mud run?

Getting ready for this year’s Agnesian HealthCare “Edge the Ledge” Adventure Race? “Edge the Ledge” – set for on Sunday, June 23 at Kiekhaefer Park in Taycheedah – is a three-mile adventure race featuring challenging, creative and fun obstacles. Obstacles include, but are not limited to: lateral tire hopping, water crossings, wall leap, hurdle maze, [...]

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Why Core Training?

If you have read anything over the past few years about fitness training or athletic performance, then you have heard the term “core training”.  However, you probably have heard it with little or no data to back up why you should add it to your training routine.  Well, a recent French study demonstrated that a [...]

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