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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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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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