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Category: Health and Wellness


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…

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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…

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.…

Runners during a race in a city, on National Running Day

National Running Day is Wednesday June 5th

Jun 5, 2019

Interested in starting a running program? What better day to start than on National Running Day? Listed below are some benefits you might see when starting a running program. 5 Benefits of Running: 1. Running improves your Health. Running can increase your lung function, boost your immune system, raise…

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Preventing Heat Exhaustion & Heat Stroke

Jun 26, 2018

Heat Injury & Prevention We’ve had our fair share of hot days already, but last week marked the official start of summer. As temperatures reach the triple digits, it’s important to learn how you can enjoy your time in the sun without risking heat exhaustion or a dangerous heat…

Dr. Melander is Now Offering Extended Hours!

May 21, 2018

Need an appointment but want to avoid taking off work? Dr. Melander and the Sports Medicine Team are now offering extended clinic hours on Wednesdays at our Winghaven office. There are now appointment times available until 6PM! If you need an appointment, please call the Sports Medicine Hotline at…