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Supporting Bowling for Badges

Mar 4, 2019

Melander Sports Medicine is a proud sponsor of this year’s Bowling for Badges event. Bowling for Badges is an annual fundraiser supporting the BackStoppers, which provides ongoing financial assistance to the families of St. Louis area first responders who have lost their lives in the line of duty. We…

Dispatch from WINTERSKS 2019

Feb 24, 2019

The 2019 Shoulder, Knee & Sports Meeting is designed to enhance knowledge of diagnosis and treatment alternatives relevant to the entire array of arthroscopic practice. The program focuses upon surgical methods and technical pearls, which translates into improved operative performance and better outcomes for my patients.

Melander Sports Medicine is Hiring!

Feb 22, 2019

  Melander Sports Medicine is currently searching for a full-time Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) to join the team!! Please see the below job description for the position and submit all resumes and cover letters to Emily Cox at ecox@signaturehealth.net.   Job Title: Athletic Trainer/ Marketing Liaison Job Purpose: The athletic…

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Common Football Injuries

Sep 11, 2018

Common Football Injuries Football is one of the most physical sports in the world. Nearly every move leading to forceful contact and opening the door for a sports injury. With football season in full swing, players and parents alike should familiarize themselves with common football injuries and ways to…

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Common Soccer Injuries

Aug 27, 2018

Identifying Common Soccer Injuries Soccer is a global sport on the rise here in the United States with athletes of all ages. As fall sports begin and young athletes settle into their practice schedules, we’re highlighting common sports injuries and ways to prevent them on and off the field.…

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Sports Safety for Young Athletes

Aug 13, 2018

Keeping Young Athletes Safe from Sports Injuries Students across the country are headed back to school this month, meaning young athletes are gearing up for their favorite fall and spring sports. Sports are a great way for children to stay in shape, develop hand-eye coordination and learn teamworking skills–but…

#SportsMedicineMonday: Tendinitis

Jul 30, 2018

Tendinitis It’s common to feel sore after an intensive workout or game, but a dull ache that lasts more than a few days might be a sign of a more serious sports injury, such as tendinitis. As tendinitis affects athletes of all sports, it’s worth taking a closer look…

Sports Physicals 2018

Jul 16, 2018

Sports Physicals When: Wednesday 7/25/2018  4-7 PM Where: St. Charles Orthopedic Surgery Associates 9323 Phoenix Village Pkwy  O’Fallon, MO 63368 Cost: $25 cash only Availability: Walk-ins welcome or call 636-62-SPORT (7-7678) Sports physicals will be performed by Holly Strassner, NP-C. Please bring all required physical forms with you to…

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#SportsMedicineMonday: Hamstring Injuries

Jul 9, 2018

Hamstring Injuries Every athlete knows the feeling of pulling a hamstring, but dealing with one may be more challenging that you’d think. Athletes competing in sports involving sprinting, such as track and soccer, should know the signs of a hamstring injury and how to treat one at home or…