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February is American Heart Health Month

Feb 10, 2020

Heart Health Month This month at Melander Sports Medicine we are spreading awareness about heart health and steps we can take in our daily lives to prevent heart disease. Did you know? Heart disease is the #1 killer of men and women. We are bringing awareness to a disease…

Dr. Melander now has board certification in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine

Board Certification Matters

Jan 21, 2020

Dr. Melander is now Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine! What does it mean to be Board Certified? Board Certification is not a requirement for physicians. After graduating from medical school physicians are required to complete a residency, internship, and some additional medical education. They are then…

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Self Care Season

Jan 10, 2020

As 2020 gets off to a start it feels like everyone is starting their New Year’s resolutions and fitness goals in preparation for a happier, healthier year. With increased activity comes weight loss but this can be coupled with injuries. Self-care is very important in our overall health and…

Heather Koch, Athletic Trainer at Melander Sports Medicine, enjoying a treat.

Meet the Staff September: Athletic Trainer Heather

Sep 27, 2019

Meet the Staff September: Heather Each day this week Melander Sports Medicine will introduce you to another member of the team. Today we are getting to know more about Heather, the certified athletic trainer for Dr. Melander. Heather recently started with the practice in April and has been helping…

Ellen Baldwin, Medical Secretary and Workers' Compensation Specialist at Melander Sports Medicine.

Meet the Staff September: Medical Secretary Ellen

Sep 26, 2019

Meet the Staff September:  Ellen Each day this week Melander Sports Medicine will introduce you to another member of the team. Today we are getting to know more about Ellen, the medical secretary and workers’ compensation coordinator. Ellen has recently taken on a new role within the practice as…

Holly Strassner, Nurse Practitioner at Melander Sports Medicine, with her husband and two sons.

Meet the Staff September: Nurse Practitioner Holly

Sep 24, 2019

Meet the Staff September: Holly Each day this week Melander Sports Medicine will introduce you to another member of the team. Today we are getting to know more about Holly, the nurse practitioner. Holly works alongside Dr. Melander treating patients and assisting in surgery. Holly is passionate about orthopedics…

Keep hydration in mind! Cucumber water is a great way to stay hydrated while adding flavor to regular water.

#SportsMedicineMonday: Drink Up! Water, Hydration and Your Health

Aug 5, 2019

How much water should I be drinking? Every day you lose water through your breath, perspiration, urine and bowel movements. For your body to function properly, you must replenish its water supply by consuming beverages and foods that contain water. So how much fluid does the average, healthy adult…

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Sports Physicals 2019

Jul 22, 2019

Sports Physicals When: Tuesday July 23rd 2-6 pm Where: Signature Orthopedics St. Charles  9323 Phoenix Village Parkway O’Fallon, MO 63368 Cost: $30 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 to your appointment.…

A soccer ball next to the World Cup trophy, which now belongs to the U.S Women's National Soccer Team.

#SportsMedicineMonday: US Women’s National Soccer Team

Jul 8, 2019

Congratulations to the US Women’s National Soccer Team on their World Cup Win! This is the team’s fourth World Cup win and a back to back victory after their World Cup win in 2015. They are the most successful team in international women’s soccer to date. Learn more about…