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The Athletic Trainer’s Role in the Physician Setting and Outreach Sporting Events

The Athletic Trainer’s Role in the Physician Setting and Outreach Sporting Events

Created on: Monday, April 17, 2017
Author: Andrea Stelter, MS, ATC

As National Athletic Training Month came to a close on March 31, we took a few moments to reflect on the contributions of our athletic trainers to Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, as well as our outreach sporting events including the stretcher crew for Minnesota United FC. Ath...

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Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Welcomes Dr. Adam Bloemke

Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Welcomes Dr. Adam Bloemke

Created on: Friday, February 24, 2017
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Dr. Adam Bloemke is joining Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, part of Allina Health in late February 2017.Dr. Bloemke specializes in adult total hip and knee replacement and will see patients in the north region including Mercy Ortho in early March 2017. Prior to joining Sports...

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Vinh Dang, MPAS, PA-C accepted as Distinguished Fellow of American Academy of PAs

Vinh Dang, MPAS, PA-C accepted as Distinguished Fellow of American Academy of PAs

Created on: Friday, February 24, 2017
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Vinh Dang, MPAS, PA-Cwas recently accepted as a Distinguished Fellow of American Academy ofPhysician Assistants (DFAAPA). To be considered for application and interview, the PA must have been practicing for at least 12 years and demonstrate: Distinction in medical prac...

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National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Awards for Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Affiliates

National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Awards for Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Affiliates

Created on: Wednesday, February 08, 2017
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Five high schools affiliated with Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists, part of Allina Health have received the National Athletic Trainers' Association Safe Sports School 1stTeamAward.The processtoachieve the rating included substantial diligence from the athletic tr...

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New Year’s Resolution #1: Tobacco Cessation

New Year’s Resolution #1: Tobacco Cessation

Created on: Thursday, December 29, 2016
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Like many people, you may be considering a New Year's resolution in 2017. One of the most common goals is abandoning smoking and tobacco use. Tobacco use has steadily declined in the past decade, but about 15% of U.S. adults reported being a smoker in 2015. The health risks ...

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Minnesota Monthly 2016 Best Doctors

Minnesota Monthly 2016 Best Doctors

Created on: Monday, September 26, 2016
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists would like to congratulate Drs. Buss, Freehill, Klapach, McCarty & Peters for being recognized as 2016 Best Doctors in the October issue of Minnesota Monthly magazine. Minnesota Monthly magazine chooses the honorees by asking 10,000 licensed Minnesota...

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Welcome Andrew Houghton, MD: Non-Surgical Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Physician

Welcome Andrew Houghton, MD: Non-Surgical Orthopedic and Sports Medicine Physician

Created on: Friday, September 23, 2016
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists welcomesnon-surgical orthopedic and sports medicine physician,Dr. Andrew Houghton, who will begin seeing patients in October. Dr. Houghton will see patients at St. Francis Hospital in Shakopee, Allina Health Burnsville Clinic and Sports & Ortho...

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Welcome Anthony Anderson, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon, Subspecialty: Hip, Knee, Total Joint Replacement

Welcome Anthony Anderson, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon, Subspecialty: Hip, Knee, Total Joint Replacement

Created on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists is pleased to announce Dr. Anthony Anderson will be joining the practice and begin seeing patients at the St. Paul office in early September. Dr. Anderson is a Board-certified, fellowship-trained, orthopedic surgeon specializing in primary and revision joint r...

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Welcome Joseph Bellamy, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon, Subspecialty: Foot and Ankle

Welcome Joseph Bellamy, MD - Orthopedic Surgeon, Subspecialty: Foot and Ankle

Created on: Wednesday, August 24, 2016
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists is pleased to announce Dr. Joseph Bellamy will be joining the practice and begin seeing patients at the Plymouth-West Health and Minneapolis offices in early September. Bellamy is a fellowship trained, board-certified orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the ...

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Welcome Trent M. Christensen, MD, CAQ: Non-Surgical Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Physician

Welcome Trent M. Christensen, MD, CAQ: Non-Surgical Orthopedics and Sports Medicine Physician

Created on: Friday, August 19, 2016
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

In September, Dr. Trent Christensen, a non-surgical orthopedic and sports medicine physician, will begin seeing patients at Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists - Plymouth (West Health) and the Allina Health Elk River Clinic. Dr. Christensen is board-certified in both sp...

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Congratulations Andrew Kirmse -  2016 Male Student Athlete Scholarship Winner

Congratulations Andrew Kirmse - 2016 Male Student Athlete Scholarship Winner

Created on: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Established in 2008, the Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship program has awarded annual scholarships to two graduating Minnesota high school student athletes. The purpose of the scholarships is to advance sports medicine and orthopedic care...

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Congratulations Willemijn van Deursen -  2016 Female Student Athlete Scholarship Winner

Congratulations Willemijn van Deursen - 2016 Female Student Athlete Scholarship Winner

Created on: Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Established in 2008, the Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship program has awarded annual scholarships to two graduating Minnesota high school student athletes. The purpose of the scholarships is to advance sports medicine and orthopedic care throu...

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Abbott Northwestern Hospital Selected as Twin Cities #1 Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

Abbott Northwestern Hospital Selected as Twin Cities #1 Hospital by U.S. News & World Report

Created on: Tuesday, August 09, 2016
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Abbott Northwestern Hospital has been selected as the Twin Cities' #1 hospital by U.S. News & World Report. Additionally, the hospital was selected as #14 in the United States in the Orthopedics specialty. A number of Sports & Orthopaedics Surgeons perform surgery at Abbott Northw...

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Mpls St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors 2016

Mpls St. Paul Magazine Top Doctors 2016

Created on: Friday, June 24, 2016
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Mpls St. Paul Magazine recognizes five Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists surgeons in the 2016 Top Doctors issue. Daniel D. Buss, MD - Sports Medicine Michael Q. Freehill, MD - Orthopedic Surgery Mark A. Heller, MD - Orthopedic Surgery Aimee S. Klapach, MD - Orthoped...

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Transitioning from spring to summer baseball and softball

Transitioning from spring to summer baseball and softball

Created on: Friday, June 24, 2016
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

By Curtis Simondet, MS, ATC Now that the spring seasons are done and the MN State Tournaments are done it's now time to transition over to summer ball. Ideally there would be some time off between the seasons to allow the body to recover from one season to the next. This unfortunately is...

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Cycling season is here!

Cycling season is here!

Created on: Wednesday, April 27, 2016
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

While the hardiest of Minnesota cyclists don't slow down for the winter months, most of us find ourselves on the trainer or in the gym during these months. With the improved conditions outdoors, cyclists are once again hitting the trails and streets. A number of Sports & Orthopaedic Spe...

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Prevention and Care of Shin Splints: Keeping Shins Happy and Healthy in the Spring

Prevention and Care of Shin Splints: Keeping Shins Happy and Healthy in the Spring

Created on: Thursday, April 21, 2016
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Athletic Trainer, Jill Michel, MS, ATC discusses prevention tips for shin splints.

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Linsey Hamilton, PT shares her reflections on Allina Health Service Trip to Guatemala

Linsey Hamilton, PT shares her reflections on Allina Health Service Trip to Guatemala

Created on: Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Two of our Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists team members, Linsey Hamilton & Shelley Sweere, were given an incredible opportunity to travel to Guatemala in January ona one-week volunteerism and service trip sponsored by Allina Health. We want to share Linsey's reflections from...

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Spring Training Tips for Baseball and Softball

Spring Training Tips for Baseball and Softball

Created on: Wednesday, March 02, 2016
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Staying Healthy During Baseball & Softball Try Outs By Curtis Simondet, MS, ATC Dr. McCarty is in Florida with the Minnesota Twins for Spring Training, which means it's almost baseball season! Kids all over the country are gearing up for tryouts for baseball and softball. Here...

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Dr. McCarty and Brian Dozier are featured in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Article

Dr. McCarty and Brian Dozier are featured in Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal Article

Created on: Sunday, December 06, 2015
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

As MLB Winter Meetings get ready to launch in Nashville next week, we look back at a story from the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal originally published August 16, 2015. It's a tale of two Tupelo, MS natives making a splash in Major League Baseball. http://djournal.com/sports/tupelos-mccar...

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Congratulations to our Minnesota Monthly Magazine 2015 Best Doctors Honorees

Congratulations to our Minnesota Monthly Magazine 2015 Best Doctors Honorees

Created on: Friday, December 04, 2015
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Three of our surgeons were selected as 2015 Best Doctors in theOctober issue of Minnesota Monthly magazine. Congratulations to Dr. Daniel Buss, Dr. Aimee Klapach & Dr. L. Pearce McCarty III for being recognized as Best Doctors in Orthopedics! Minnesota Monthly magazine determines...

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DR. GREG FOLSOM --- NOW SEEING PATIENTS

DR. GREG FOLSOM --- NOW SEEING PATIENTS

Created on: Friday, October 30, 2015
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Dr. Greg Folsom has recently returned to Minnesota, after praticing in Kansas City, KS for 9 years following his Sports Medicine fellowship. He is seeing patients at our Plymouth location& in the Mercy Orthopedics Clinic located in Coon Rapids. Dr. Folsom's sub-specialty are...

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Now Offering Sports Medicine Services in the North Metro

Now Offering Sports Medicine Services in the North Metro

Created on: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists is now seeing patients atAllina Health Coon Rapids and Mercy Orthopedics Clinics.New primary care sports medicine physician Dr. Paresh Ghodge is currently seeing non-surgical sports medicine and orthopedics patients and will soon be joined ...

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Frequently Asked Questions about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Frequently Asked Questions about Platelet Rich Plasma (PRP) Injections

Created on: Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Dr. Robby Bershow is a sports medicine and family medicine physician performing platelet-rich plasma (PRP) injection therapy at our Minneapolis location. In this blog entry, Dr. Bershow shares some common questions regarding the option of PRP injections. To schedule an appointment w...

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Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists welcomes Dr. Matt Gorman

Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists welcomes Dr. Matt Gorman

Created on: Friday, August 14, 2015
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Sports medicine specialist Matt Gorman, MD, is the newest addition to the Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists practice. Dr. Gorman sees patients at the new Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists St. Paul clinic and at Allina Health Cottage Grove Clinic. Dr. Gorman is a sports medicine ph...

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Congratulations Adam Reiskytl --- 2015 Male Student Athlete Scholarship Winner

Congratulations Adam Reiskytl --- 2015 Male Student Athlete Scholarship Winner

Created on: Friday, August 14, 2015
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Established in 2008, the Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship program has awarded annual scholarships to two graduating Minnesota high school student athletes. The purpose of the scholarships is to advance sports medicine and orthopedic care throu...

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Congratulations Emily Matlack --- 2015 Female Student Athlete Scholarship Winner

Congratulations Emily Matlack --- 2015 Female Student Athlete Scholarship Winner

Created on: Friday, August 14, 2015
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Established in 2008, the Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship program has awarded annual scholarships to two graduating Minnesota high school student athletes. The purpose of the scholarships is to advance sports medicine and orthopedic care throu...

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Frequently Asked Questions about EMG Procedures

Frequently Asked Questions about EMG Procedures

Created on: Tuesday, July 21, 2015
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Here are some frequently asked questions on the Electromyography (EMG)procedure answered by our very own Dr. Sean Willey who performsEMG's at our West Health clinic in Plymouth. • What is an EMG? EMG stands for electromyography a...

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CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2015 TOP DOCTORS!

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR 2015 TOP DOCTORS!

Created on: Thursday, June 25, 2015
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Mpls St. Paul magazine recognizes five Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists surgeons in the 2015 Top Doctors issue. Daniel D. Buss, MD - Sports Medicine Michael Q. Freehill, MD - Orthopedic Surgery Mark A. Heller, MD - Orthopedic Surgery Aimee S. Klapach, MD - Orthopedic Sur...

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SPORTS & ORTHOPAEDIC SPECIALISTS MD'S TALK CONCUSSION TESTING

SPORTS & ORTHOPAEDIC SPECIALISTS MD'S TALK CONCUSSION TESTING

Created on: Tuesday, June 09, 2015
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Primary Care Sports Medicine physicians Robby Bershow, MD and Jamie Peters, MD were recently interviewed regarding the King-Devick test for concussions. Follow the links below to listen to/view the interviews. Dr. Bershow on WCCO-AM Radio Dr. Peters on KMS...

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DR. ROBBY BERSHOW --- NOW SEEING PATIENTS

DR. ROBBY BERSHOW --- NOW SEEING PATIENTS

Created on: Thursday, February 19, 2015
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Dr. Robby Bershow is board certified in both sports medicine and family medicine, and specializes in the nonsurgical treatment of muscle, bone and joint conditions. In caring for athletes of all ages, he manages both acute and chronic injuries, working actively to maximize the performance of his ...

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DR. MARK HELLER --- NOW SEEING PATIENTS IN ST. PAUL CLINIC

DR. MARK HELLER --- NOW SEEING PATIENTS IN ST. PAUL CLINIC

Created on: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Mark A. Heller, MD is a board certified orthopedic surgeon specializing in total joint replacement of the hip and knee. He provides comprehensive care of arthritic conditions affecting the hip and knee including non-surgical, surgical, and revision procedures. Dr. Heller utilizes advanced minimal...

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Registration now open for 3rd Annual Allina Health Sports Medicine Conference - Triathlon Weekend

Registration now open for 3rd Annual Allina Health Sports Medicine Conference - Triathlon Weekend

Created on: Thursday, January 22, 2015
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

The 3rd Annual Allina Health Sports Medicine Conference – Triathlon Weekend Presented by Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists will be held July 10, 2015 at the Westin Galleria in Edina, MN. This year's conference will have a concussion management focus and is intended to provide medical pro...

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SAOS MD's featured on ESPN Radio's

SAOS MD's featured on ESPN Radio's "This Week in High School Sports"

Created on: Thursday, October 02, 2014
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists physicians are working with ASPIRE Beverages and ESPN 1500AM on the "This Week in High School Sports" hosted by Peter Waggoner on Saturdays from 1:00-2:00pm. An SAOS physician will be a guest host every three weeks to discuss an injury commonly affecting...

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CONGRATULATIONS KATIE ANEY - 2014 FEMALE SPORTS & ORTHO SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

CONGRATULATIONS KATIE ANEY - 2014 FEMALE SPORTS & ORTHO SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Created on: Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Established in 2008, the Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship program has awarded annual scholarships to two graduating Minnesota high school student athletes. The purpose of the scholarships is to advance sports medicine and orthopedic care throu...

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CONGRATULATIONS TYLER UKKELBERG - 2014 MALE SPORTS & ORTHO SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

CONGRATULATIONS TYLER UKKELBERG - 2014 MALE SPORTS & ORTHO SCHOLARSHIP WINNER

Created on: Tuesday, September 09, 2014
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Established in 2008, the Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists Minnesota Athletes in Sports Medicine Scholarship program has awarded annual scholarships to two graduating Minnesota high school student athletes. The purpose of the scholarships is to advance sports medicine and orthopedic care throu...

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SPORTS & ORTHOPAEDIC SPECIALISTS WELCOMES  DR. ELIZABETH PLOCHER

SPORTS & ORTHOPAEDIC SPECIALISTS WELCOMES DR. ELIZABETH PLOCHER

Created on: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists is proud to announce the addition of its newest team member, Elizabeth Plocher, MD. Dr. Plocher is a board eligible orthopaedic hand surgeon who specializes in the treatment of hand and wrist disorders. She treats all patient populations and conditions ranging...

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Ready to get back to the sport of life?

Ready to get back to the sport of life?

Created on: Thursday, August 28, 2014
Author: Sports and Orthopaedic Specialists

Sports & Orthopaedic Specialists provide outstanding sports medicine and orthopedic care for you whether you're already an athlete, want to be more active or have a long-time injury that needs attention. New! Our sports medicine physicians are now offering early morning and evening app...

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