Health News

Health News

Find all clinic news, health and wellness resources, upcoming events, fitness tips, blog posts, and featured patient stories right here in the St. Cloud Orthopedics Health News Blog. You can also find us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, YouTube, and Instagram. To have featured news sent right to your inbox, be sure to sign up for our OrthoReview eNewsletter. Patient and community education is important to our staff—we value the opportunity to stay connected in these ways!

 

Securely Communicate With Us Through Our New Patient Portal

SCO Patient Portal

Our new patient portal (which can always be found from the homepage of our website) enhances your care experience by providing a direct route of online communication. Once you set up your account using the steps below, you’ll be able to: Request appointments Pay your bills Request medication refills Receive appointment reminders to your e-mail […]

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Caring for a Sprained Ankle

Sprained Ankle

Whether you play pick-up basketball on the weekends or take walks around the neighborhood, there’s always that chance of twisting an ankle. Not only can it be painful, but also disruptive of your everyday life. Not every sprain is equal (there are three different grades of sprains) but knowing and following the R.I.C.E. guidelines is […]

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Welcome to St. Cloud Orthopedics

Take a closer look at our clinic and how our staff works together to bring the best possible orthopedic care to the Central Minnesota community. You’ll hear from staff, surgeons, and patients in the video below. Enjoy!  

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Dr. Trevor McIver Accomplishes Area’s First Adolescent Scoliosis Surgery

Makayla Keehr and Dr. McIver

Standing Measurably Taller: 14-Year-Old St. Cloud Orthopedics Scoliosis Patient is First Ever to be Treated Locally Last year at this time, Makayla Keehr was 4’ 11”. Now she’s 1.5 inches taller, and her Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis (AIS) has been corrected, thanks to the surgical spine care from one of our three spine surgeons, Dr. Trevor […]

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For Strong Overall Health, Try Strength Training

Stretching after Strength Training

Strength training doesn’t just mean heavy weights for bulky muscles, it’s anything to do with lifting weights to maintain or improve your health—at any age. And even though research shows that your bone density begins to decrease around the age of 40, it is something that can be combated by simply staying active and doing some […]

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10 Questions with Dr. Andrew Staiger, Hand Surgeon

Dr. Staiger—one of our Hand Center surgeons—has been with St. Cloud Orthopedics since 2000. He recently sat down to share how he interacts with the therapists and specialists at our clinic in order to help his patients get back to doing what they love. Watch his video below, and read through for some great patient advice. […]

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Aerobic and Anaerobic Exercise: Understanding the Differences

Learning the difference between aerobic and anaerobic exercise can help you get the most out of your fitness goals. Matching your goals to the type of exercise that will help you reach them is key. Understanding the benefits of each and utilizing these types of exercises will not only improve your knowledge but also your […]

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Straight from the Surgeon: Thoughts from Michael Murphy, Orthopedic Sports Medicine Physician

In his short video, Dr. Murphy—who has been with St. Cloud Orthopedics for 16 years—talks about the patient’s advantage of being seen here at our clinic (like being able to start treatment shortly after identifying the cause of pain). And in his interview below, he describes what patients can expect from his care, and shares his […]

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How to Stay Active this Winter: 6 Motivating Tips 

Picture of Staying Active This Winter

As winter steadily approaches, is your workout motivation dwindling? Preparation is the key to enjoying exercise, even in our coldest months. Follow our six tips to get enthused about staying active this winter. 1) Wear the Right Gear  Think layers—they will help you retain heat and offer insulation from adverse weather conditions such as frostbite […]

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Straight from the Surgeon: Timothy Hiesterman, Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon

Watch this brief video with Dr. Hiesterman—Orthopedic Trauma Surgeon—to hear about the wide range of orthopedic patients that our clinic can help. He talks about why he is so passionate about his work, and why he feels personalized patient care is so critical to healing fractures and other trauma injuries the right way. Read on below to learn […]

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