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#SportsMedicineMonday: Fun Hockey Facts

Jun 3, 2019

Happy Sports Medicine Monday! St. Louis is buzzing with excitement as the Blues battle for their first ever Stanley Cup! Here are some fun hockey facts to share with your friends while you cheer on the Blues! During an intense NHL hockey game, the average player can lose between…

Melander Sports Medicine Welcomed a New Team Member

May 28, 2019

  Melander Sports Medicine is happy to announce the addition of a new sports medicine team member, Heather Koch. Heather is a certified athletic trainer licensed in the state of Missouri. She graduated with her Bachelor’s degree in Exercise Science from Saint Louis University in 2013 and completed her…

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   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…