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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…

Dr. Melander now has board certification in orthopedic surgery and sports medicine

Board Certification Matters

Jan 21, 2020

Dr. Melander is now Board Certified in Orthopedic Surgery and Sports Medicine! What does it mean to be Board Certified? Board Certification is not a requirement for physicians. After graduating from medical school physicians are required to complete a residency, internship, and some additional medical education. They are then…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

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…