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!

 

Tracy’s Patient Testimonial

Tracy’s Patient Testimonial We were very grateful to have Tracy, a patient of Dr. Hwang, share her story with us about her patient experience both at our clinic and with our Orthopedic Sports Center. Due to wear and tear on her shoulder, Tracy underwent shoulder surgery and follow-up physical therapy to help her regain comfort during […]

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Thank You for Making Us “Best Of” Winners!

We were honored to learn that we received the official award for Best Physical Therapy in this year’s Best of Central Minnesota awards. Thank you for keeping our clinic in mind!   • Best Physical Therapy (Orthopedic Sports Center) We couldn’t be more grateful for the opportunity to serve the Central Minnesota community. —St. Cloud […]

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Straight from the Sports Medicine Specialist: Thoughts from Chad Griffith, M.D.

In our short video with Dr. Chad Griffith, he talks about his love for providing sports medicine care at St. Cloud Orthopedics and helping people reach their best level of mobility. Hear his reasons for yourself here on our YouTube channel, and learn more in his quick 6-question interview below.   1) Common symptoms of someone […]

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Jingle Bell Run 2016: Early Registration is Now Open! 

What: 2016 Jingle Bell Run 5K/1K benefitting our local Toys for Tots program. There will be a traditional 5K walk/run as well as a 1K Family Fun Run that is perfect for all ages! Registration runs through race day, but early registration by November 6th guarantees that you’ll receive an event T-shirt. You’ll get a discounted […]

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Check-In With Our New Time-Saving Kiosks

Our new check-in kiosks were installed at our clinic in June, and are really helping patients get to their appointment faster. We’ve seen reduced waiting time, experienced how easy it is to use, and appreciate the level of security and accuracy it brings to patient information. If you have an upcoming appointment, our front desk […]

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Dr. Nessler Mentioned in Article About Area Man’s World Title

After recently earning a world title at the International Racquetball Federation World Senior Championships, a St. Cloud man and patient of ours mentioned St. Cloud Orthopedics in the feature story published about him by the St. Cloud Times. Dr. Joseph P. Nessler of our clinic performed the surgeries that ultimately helped Tim Lavoi be able to […]

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The Benefits of Multi-Sporting for High School Athletes

The Benefits of Multi-Sporting

With school back in session it means fall sports are underway. Many athletes are returning to practice while others are continuing to train for their winter or spring sport. The current trend across the country is sports specialization by high school athletes even though research is beginning to show that those who specialize in one activity are at a […]

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Sports Center Staff Profile: Libby Auger

When did you start working at St. Cloud Orthopedics? What led up to you joining the St. Cloud Orthopedics team? I started in February of 1984. At that time, there were not many jobs for Athletic Trainers, other than at colleges. SCOA was one of the first to employ trainers in a clinic setting. What […]

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St. Cloud Makes the 2016-2017 “Best Hospital” List for Orthopedic Procedures

In early August, the orthopedic specialty services division at St. Cloud Hospital (where our specialists have formed healthcare-related partnerships) was ranked #32 out of 50 Best Hospitals for Orthopedics in the 2016-2017 US News and World Report. The hospital as a whole ranked third best in the state. Compared to all 5,000 hospitals that were […]

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How to recognize and ease arthritis symptoms

Symptoms of Arthritis

Arthritis affects more than 50 million Americans and is one of the most common causes of disability in the U.S. There are more than 100 types of arthritis, the most common being osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis. Osteoarthritis This is the most common form of arthritis and caused by the wear and tear that happens when […]

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