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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…

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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…

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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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#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…

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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…

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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…

#SportsMedicineMonday: Labral Tears

May 14, 2018

Labral Tears Spring marks the return of one of our favorite times of the year here in St. Louis: baseball season! For fans, baseball season is a time to relax and enjoy the games. For players, however, this season brings a lot of opportunity for injury. One of the…