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Sports Medicine Health and Fitness Resources

Looking for ways to stay active and maintain a healthy lifestyle? Experts from UW Health's Sports Medicine offer tips and advice to help you keep moving, achieve new goals, prevent injury and eat healthy. Listed below are the latest articles from the Sports Medicine e-Newsletter.

 

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Trigger Point Dry Needling: On-Point Pain Relief

Trigger Point Dry Needling: On-Point Pain Relief

Sometimes all it takes is the prick of a small needle to ease a painful, knotted muscle that has stubbornly resisted other forms of treatment. That’s one reason why a technique called trigger point dry needling is becoming more popular as a com...
8/24/2017 | Trigger Point Dry Needling: On-Point Pain Relief

CrossFit - A Physical Therapist's Perspective

CrossFit - A Physical Therapist

UW Health Sports Rehabilitation experts explain what CrossFit is, and how you can participate safely. For those who don’t know, CrossFit is a specific type of group exercise that has progressed into its own sport (an event/competition that...
7/21/2017 | CrossFit - A Physical Therapist's Perspective

Forget Exercise - Just Get Moving

Forget Exercise - Just Get Moving

Talking about the benefits of exercise is really a concept that’s worn out.That’s not something you’d expect to hear from two people whose careers are dedicated to helping individuals improve and maintain their health. But that&rsqu...
6/21/2017 | Forget Exercise - Just Get Moving

Fitting Exercise Into Your Workday

Fitting Exercise Into Your Workday

Your workday is already busy – do you really need to squeeze in one more task? Diane Scherschel, Wellness program manager at UW Health at The American Center, explains that it’s probably the best time to do so.Being active during the day ...
5/17/2017 | Fitting Exercise Into Your Workday

Acupuncture for Athletes

Acupuncture for Athletes

A Wisconsin race walker kept one part of her pre-race routine secret: her regular acupuncture visits. “She and her trainer both thought that was a big part of her winning, and they didn’t want people to know so she wouldn’t lose her...
5/15/2017 | Acupuncture for Athletes

Using Foam Rollers to Loosen Your "Guitar Strings"

Using Foam Rollers to Loosen Your "Guitar Strings"

UW Health Sports Rehabilitation athletic trainer Beth Chorlton uses a musical analogy to describe the impact foam rollers have on the body. "I describe it as a guitar string," she says. "(When an athlete is injured) the guitar string tightens to...
5/12/2017 | Using Foam Rollers to Loosen Your "Guitar Strings"

The Benefits of a Bike Fit

The Benefits of a Bike Fit

Quality bikes cost hundreds and sometimes thousands of dollars. That type of investment should result in a comfortable, even enjoyable, ride. But many bikers encounter aching joints just a few miles down the road.“Many people assume that pain w...
4/24/2017 | The Benefits of a Bike Fit

The Benefits of Going to the Gym

The Benefits of Going to the Gym

If you’ve been considering joining a gym, you know there are an overwhelming number of options out there. Low monthly fees, no contracts, 24-hour access, personal trainers, child care – the options are endless, but your wallet isn’t...
4/18/2017 | The Benefits of Going to the Gym