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Category: Sports Medicine


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…

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Sports Physicals 2019

Jun 13, 2019

Sports Physicals When: Tuesday June 25th 12 – 4:30 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…

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…

A close up of a man's hockey skates while he stands on the ice.

#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…

common football injuries

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…