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Care of the Weekend Warrior

Written by: Bryan Royce, MD, orthopedic surgeon with Agnesian Bone & Joint Health In my work as an orthopedic surgeon, I work collaboratively with individuals that are considered to be weekend warriors. But what does that really mean? Weekend warriors engage in irregular patterns of physical activity (one to two days each week), do so […]

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Be on FIRE every day!

Do you ever feel behind your day before it even starts – too busy, too exhausted, too stressed?  Or that your life is a toxic mix of the above making you impatient, irritable or unfocused? I think many of you probably could answer yes to those feelings at some time in life…our society of constant distraction […]

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Staying home safely in your elder years

I have had the honor of working in long-term care for a great many years. Most of the time, residents who moved into an assisted-living were people who chose to move. They had been fearful of living alone, they were declining in health, or they simply chose to live in a community where many amenities […]

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Shoulder instability in the competitive or leisure athlete

By: Billie Jo Braatz, PT, DPT, LAT, Agnesian HealthCare Sports & Spine Center Has your daughter ever said it feels like her shoulder “slips out” when hitting a volleyball, or has your son told you his shoulder “popped out” when making a tackle during a football game? If so, they may be experiencing what is […]

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Ready to order diabetic shoes? Here’s how.

Written by: Katie Gregory, DME sales specialist of Diabetes/Therapeutic Shoes at Agnesian Health Shoppe When I am working with individuals who are looking for the best pair of shoes for their specific medical needs, there are certain questions I am generally asked. Here are the answers to the two more commonly-asked questions. What percentage does […]

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What can I do to treat my joint pains without surgery?

Written by: Bryan Royce, MD, orthopedic surgeon with Agnesian Bone & Joint Health There are many treatment options to try before considering surgery for sore joints. Some things to try at home before seeking the advice of a surgeon include: Begin to lose weight through dieting. Start a low impact exercise program to strengthen your […]

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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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