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shin splints: hysiotherapist assisting woman in performing exercise on foam roll

Shin splints: ‘Too much, too soon’ injury

What it is: Shin splints are a classic “too much, too soon” injury, according to Brett Beil, a strength and conditioning expert with Sanford Health. They are a common injury among newer runners or those who increase their mileage or intensity too quickly. They’re caused by micro tears to the anterior tibialis, and the pain […]
Jacqueline Palfy Jacqueline Palfy 4 min read
Rendering of future growth at Sanford Medical Center Fargo

Sanford Health outlines Fargo growth plan

The organization anticipates an investment of $200 million over the next decade.
Nadine Aljets Nadine Aljets 5 min read
author Jacqueline Palfy at physical therapy

Sports doctors & mom’s mental health

I was treated like an athlete, like what I do matters, even if I’m not winning, like my lifestyle of choice was taken seriously.
Jacqueline Palfy Jacqueline Palfy 14 min read
SDSU sanford orthopedic sports medicine team

SDSU team doctor shares insight into teams’ winning season

The men’s and women’s basketball teams from South Dakota State University are among the schools for which Sanford Health is the exclusive sports medicine provider. Chad Kurtenbach, M.D., is one of the Sanford Orthopedics and Sports Medicine doctors who’s also a team physician for the Jacks. He offers some insight into injuries the teams have […]
Alan Helgeson Alan Helgeson 6 min read
football line of scrimmage

Blood test that detects concussions? Don’t believe the hype

Headlines buzzed last week with breaking news that the Food and Drug Administration had approved a new blood test for concussions. This “breakthrough” understandably garnered enormous attention as awareness and concerns about concussions have reached a fever pitch in recent years. Indeed, concussions have arguably become the most important sports medicine topic of our time […]
Thayne Munce, PhD Thayne Munce, PhD 7 min read
Donella Herman, M.D., and Kate Higgins, Psy.D. to talk concussions

Concussions and sports medicine: Podcast

In the competitive world of athletics, the quest to go faster and jump higher makes athletes perform at a level never-before thought of. At these levels, athletes can be at increased risks for injury and concussions. Sanford Orthopedics & Sports Medicine is one of the largest providers of sports medicine expert care to athletes and teams. Concussions […]
Alan Helgeson Alan Helgeson 2 min read
Physical therapist applying elastic therapeutic tape to shoulder of female client in office

Sports medicine: Your key to a healthy, active lifestyle

'We all want our kids to be successful and the best they can be, but that also involves balance.'
SHN Staff SHN Staff 6 min read

Sanford Health to help develop future Olympians

The Sanford Sports Science Institute has collaborated with the National Scholastic Athletic Foundation to become the non-profit organization’s exclusive national sports medicine research partner. The National Scholastic Athletic Foundation is one of the driving forces behind grassroots track and field and cross country in the United States. The NSAF promotes and develops American high school, […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 3 min read
teenager kicking a soccer ball into the goal

Get seen fast at a walk-in clinic

Bring your strains, sprains & fractures for care on the same day of your injury
SHN Staff SHN Staff 2 min read

Sanford FIELDHOUSE open at Sanford Sports Complex

The Sanford FIELDHOUSE, an indoor training facility at the Sanford Sports Complex, is now open and offering athletic-performance services and physical therapy for area athletes. “As part of our mission of health and healing, we are excited to give people in the region the opportunities and resources to stay healthy,” said Eric Larsen, executive director […]
SHN Staff SHN Staff 3 min read