Category: Athlete

1106, 2024

2024 Sports Physicals

The Bone & Joint sports physicals event is back! We’re offering sports physicals from 5:00-6:30pm on Tuesday, July 16.

Sports physicals are free of charge, but a contribution to Peyton’s Promise of two non-perishable breakfast food items (boxes of cereal, granola bars, oatmeal, pop-tarts, etc.) OR a $10 monetary donation is requested.

Remember that all athletes under 18 must have signed parental consent. Access the parental consent form at this link:

1705, 2024

Train well to run well

Are you ready to start running this year? Running is a fantastic way to relieve stress and get exercise if you’re healthy.

Set a Goal for Fall Races in Central Wisconsin

Why not set a goal to compete in one or more of the many races hosted throughout Central Wisconsin this fall to keep your training on track?

You’ll carry the memories of training hard and finishing a race for the rest of your life. But we warn you, running and racing against your own time can be addictive.

The Importance of Proper Training

To finish, you must start well. […]

1111, 2022

Stay safe and sound this hunting season

In Wisconsin, fall is the season for hunting. And the two go together like Cheeseheads and the Green Bay Packers. Take care and stay safe this hunting season.

Hunting is not for everyone. But those who take part are dedicated to the sport. It’s tradition. Hunters plan and prepare for months before the season opener. Scouting out the best spots. Constructing hunting blinds. And airing out clothing to remove all human scent.

Surprisingly, even though the sport of hunting uses equipment designed for deadly force, […]

1208, 2021

Meet Samantha Kreutter, DPT, ATC

Samantha Kreutter, DPT, ATC, is a Doctor of Physical Therapy and a certified athletic trainer who provides therapeutic care at Bone & Joint’s physical therapy clinics in Plover and Wausau.

Samantha joined Bone & Joint in March 2021. She works to improve her patients’ flexibility and range of motion so they can return to the activities they love. Samantha has special interests in sports medicine, general orthopedics, injury prevention, dry needling, and concussion management.

“Bone & Joint has given me the opportunity to meet people from a wide variety of backgrounds and has allowed me to help them meet their goals,” said […]

2112, 2020

Meet David Stutzriem, PT, DPT, LAT

David Stutzriem, PT, DPT, LAT, is a doctor of physical therapy and a licensed athletic trainer.

David works with Bone & Joint’s orthopedic specialists to provide physical therapy care for people recovering from orthopedic or sports-related injuries and specializes in post-surgical care.

He holds a DSI certification as a Work Injury Provider, and provides both in clinic and on the job functional assessments. David is also able to perform onsite job analysis, job coaching, and functional capacity evaluations.

David is also a licensed athletic trainer, who works with athletes to improve their performance, strength, and endurance.

“In high school, I experienced a few sports injuries where I had to […]

1611, 2019

Exercise can give you a new “leash” on life


Walking your dog is great exercise.

Studies show that 40 percent of dog owners take the time to walk their dogs. Some do it because their pets need exercise, others use walks with their dog as a reason to get their own steps in each day. Dog walking may keep the dogs and their owners happier and healthier.

How many miles does the average dog owner log each year?
Would you believe 1,000 miles?

If a dog owner walks 2 miles a day, they meet the Department of Health and Human Services’ exercise recommendations of 30 minutes a day […]

1611, 2019

Meet Douglas Keele, DO

Douglas Keele, DO, is a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist who joined Bone & Joint in 2010.

Dr. Keele specializes in arthroscopy, direct and anterior total hip replacement, total knee replacement, dislocations, elbow and shoulder injuries, fractures, foot and ankle injuries, and joint reconstruction.

“Medicine is constantly evolving,” said Dr. Keele. “And today the delivery style of medicine has changed. My goal is to educate my patients. I want to make them aware of the multiple treatment options available to them and the risks and benefits of each. Then, together, we make the best decision […]

1611, 2019

Hoop it up!


From the jump ball that starts the game until the final buzzer, basketball sends ten players sprinting and dribbling up and down the court to sink a basket.

All the jumping, running and changing direction can take its toll on players’ bodies.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s National Health Statistics Reports, based on 2011 to 2014 data, basketball injuries topped the list of injuries (343,000) for people between the ages of 15 and 24 and ranked third (264,000) for players who were 25 years old and older.

Basketball’s fast-pace puts players at risk for many types […]

1611, 2019

What is turf toe?

Turf toe is a common condition with a unique name. This moniker for sprained ligaments in the joint of the big toe gained popularity when athletes began to play sports on artificial turf instead of natural grass.

Turf toe occurs when speed and force are applied to the big toe while it is in the bent or flexed position.

Think of a runner in the starting blocks at the beginning of a race. Note the placement of the foot. Heels are up; toes are bent and braced on the ground. The big toe is in perfect […]

1611, 2019

Did you know bone health affects metabolism, memory, and muscle?


Many of us sang the skeleton song as children. It was a fun way to learn the major parts of the body. But, it didn’t tell us the whole story.

Our skeletal system does much more than support our muscles and connect our joints. It plays a role in metabolism, memory, and muscle health.

If you’re like most people, when you think of bones, you picture dried bones whitened by the sun. But your bone tissue is alive, active, and in a constant state of change. When new bone forms, the osteoblasts, specialized bone cells that reproduce and […]




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