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Dr. Matthew Melander

Reflecting on My Fellowship During the NFL Combine

Mar 19, 2018

#SportsMedicineMonday: Reflecting on My Fellowship During the NFL Combine Hard to believe that it’s been eleven years since I was a Sports Medicine fellow with the Indianapolis Colts NFL Combine. Watching from afar, I remember all those workouts and evaluations to determine the next great NFL players. For me,…

#SportsMedicineMonday: Meniscus Injury

Mar 12, 2018

Meniscus Injuries Your knee plays a significant role in your athletic performance, especially in contact sports such as football and basketball. Injuries to the knee’s interior cartilage, called the meniscus, are common in these sports and often require attention by an orthopaedic specialist in order to heal. In this…

#SportsMedicineMonday: Hip Replacement Surgery

Feb 26, 2018

Hip Replacement Surgery Your hips are critical to your overall posture as well as day-to-day activities, like walking and sitting. Luckily, they are one of the strongest joints in your body and require a great deal of force before they show signs of damage. For athletes in high-contact sports,…

#SportsMedicineMonday: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome

Feb 12, 2018

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Your hands and fingers are among the most vital body parts. However, this also means they’re very likely to be injured in day-to-day activity. Those who perform repetitive hand motions throughout the day, like typing, may be considered at risk for carpal tunnel syndrome. In some…

#SportsMedicineMonday: Ankle Injuries

Jan 29, 2018

Ankle Injuries We’re all familiar with a common ankle sprain, but the ankle is susceptible to a number of more severe injuries. This is especially prominent if you’re a runner or other form of athlete. In order to fully understand the different types of ankle injuries, let’s take a…

#SportsMedicineMonday: Rotator Cuff Injuries

Jan 15, 2018

Rotator Cuff Injuries Your shoulder is a vital part of the body, providing structural support and mobility to the arm. For athletes or those whose jobs require overhead arm movements, injuries to the shoulder’s rotator cuff may be common and require treatment by an orthopaedic surgeon. In this post,…

#SportsMedicineMonday: ACL Injuries

Dec 27, 2017

ACL Injuries The knee is one of the body’s most complex joints. Unfortunately, it’s also one of the most likely body parts to be injured during high-intensity activity. Sprains or tears to the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) are particularly common and require dedicated treatment or surgery in order to…

Make Daily Stretching a Priority –Your Body Will Thank You

Dec 12, 2017

Not stretching after your workout? That’s naughty.  Stretching daily? That’s nice. Which list are you on this Christmas? Achieving aerobic fitness goals, burning fat, and building muscle are great, but you need to think about flexibility too. What some people don’t tend to understand is that stretching isn’t just…

Sports Medicine Seminar

Nov 28, 2017

Dr. Melander is proud to be a part of the Signature Sports Medicine Seminar Thursday, November, 30. Signature Medical Group and Athletico Physical Therapy are offering a free education opportunity for athletic trainers to gain additional knowledge about current trends in hand, wrist, and shoulder injuries. This program is intended…

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Cold Weather Sports: Nutrition and Hydration

Nov 13, 2017

Good Nutrition May Keep You Warm in the Cold Too Nutrition and hydration are just as crucial to a premier athletic performance in the cold weather months of the year as they are during the warm weather months. With the changing of the seasons and the accompanying drop in…