Category: Sports Medicine

510, 2023

Meet Molly Fermanich, PTA

Molly Fermanich, PTA, is a physical therapy assistant with Bone & Joint in Central Wisconsin.

Since joining Bone & Joint’s physical therapy team in  2023, Molly has helped people recover from orthopedic injuries or surgery. Molly has a special interest in sports medicine, wound care, and cardiopulmonary rehabilitation.

Education

Molly holds an Associate in Applied Science degree through the Physical Therapists Assistant program at Northeast Wisconsin Technical College in Green Bay.

Interests

When she’s not at the clinic, Molly enjoys spending time with family and friends. She enjoys listening to music and outdoor activities, especially fishing and hunting. She also has an affinity for dogs, sports, and […]

1506, 2023

WIAA Sports Physicals

WIAA Sports Physicals @ Bone & Joint Center

Bone & Joint is offering FREE sports physicals, one night only!

In exchange, we encourage you to make a donation to Peyton’s Promise to help fight hunger in our community. Peyton’s Promise is in need of non-perishable breakfast items such as boxes of cereal, pop-tarts, granola bars, OR a $10 monetary donation to help purchase food for area pantries.

Tuesday, July 18, 2023
5 PM to 6:30 PM

Bone & Joint Center – Rib Mountain

225000 Hummingbird Road 
Wausau, Wisconsin 54401

You […]

1405, 2023

Meet Jeremy Sherman, PT

Jeremy Sherman, PT, offers physical therapy services to people of all ages at Bone & Joint Physical Therapy in Medford.

Jeremy has expertise in post-surgical rehabilitation, sports medicine, and general orthopedics. He is also knowledgeable about gait training and throwing injuries. Jeremy also holds certification in Trigger Point Dry Needling.

Physical therapy speeds recovery from surgery and orthopedic injuries.

Jeremy works with each individual to develop a customized treatment plan. Using his expert knowledge of body mechanics, Jeremy helps people recover from surgery and sports injuries. With his training in dry needling, he can manipulate painful muscular trigger points to relieve pain and improve movement.

As […]

2002, 2023

Meet Christian L. Tomski, PA-C

Photo of Christian L. Tomski, PA-C Christian L. Tomski, PA-C

Christian L. Tomski, PA-C, is a physician assistant board-certified by the National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants. He provides general orthopedic and sports medicine care.

As a physician assistant, Christian provides high-quality, comprehensive care. He assists Dr. Halverson with surgical cases in the operating room and sees patients at Bone & Joint’s Plover and Rib Mountain locations.

Specialties

Christian Tomski has a special interest in joint replacement. He also has specialized training in foot and ankle orthopedic surgery. He helps people as they prepare for and […]

1909, 2022

What is arthroscopy?

Arthroscopy is a minimally invasive surgical procedure. It allows orthopedic surgeons to look inside the body. Providers can diagnose and repair injuries to the joints or the muscles, tendons, ligaments, and cartilage in the body.

During the surgery, the surgeon makes a series of button-hole-sized incisions near the injured or diseased area. Then the surgeon inserts a thin tube holding a micro-camera into each incision. As the surgeon guides the camera through the affected area, the camera projects video images onto a monitor.

Arthroscopy allows the surgeon to see what’s happening inside the body without major surgery.

What are the benefits of arthroscopic surgery?

Arthroscopic surgery allows […]

3008, 2022

What causes crackling or popping noises in the knee?

Snap, crackle, and pop! It makes a catchy slogan for a breakfast cereal. But when you hear those noises in your knee, they are a cause for concern, especially when accompanied by pain.

Some people hear sounds like crackling tissue paper when they bend or straighten their knees.

Known as crepitus, the noise occurs when air bubbles are trapped in the synovial lining of the joint. It is usually harmless. But, when the crackling sounds combine with pain, the symptoms may point to a serious condition, like arthritis.

At other times, snapping sensations, cracking, and popping are symptoms of the conditions below.

Ligament injuries.

Your ligaments are tough bands […]

308, 2022

What is an IT band injury?

Iliotibial band or IT band syndrome often is classified as an overuse injury.

The IT band is the long, flexible, fibrous tendon that runs down the outside of the leg from the hip to below the knee joint.

When the IT band becomes inflamed or irritated, it swells and no longer moves freely. The swollen tendon restricts movement or “catches” on the bones of the joint, causing pain and stiffness.

2507, 2022

Meet Casey Lagan, MD

Casey Lagan, MD, Orthopedic SurgeonCasey Lagan, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who sees patients at Bone & Joint clinics in Medford and Wausau, Wisconsin.

Dr. Lagan treats a variety of conditions and injuries by providing general and surgical orthopedic care. He specializes in:

  • Joint replacements in the knee, hip, and shoulder
  • Arthroscopy of the shoulder and knee
  • Fractures
  • Dislocations
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Sports Medicine
  • Hand and wrist surgery
  • Carpal tunnel
  • Cubital tunnel surgery

“The most gratifying part of being an orthopedic surgeon is seeing patients get back to being themselves, […]

505, 2022

What is tendonitis?

Tendonitis is a condition that describes the inflammation of the tendon.

Tendons are collagen-fiber tissues that connect the bones and muscles, which allow the body to move. There are thousands of tendons in the body. They allow each joint of the body to bend, flex, or rotate during movement.

As the tendon becomes inflamed, it swells and causes pain and stiffness during movement. Usually, people feel tendonitis pain near the joint. It’s often confused with arthritis.

Tennis elbow, trigger finger, De Quervain’s syndrome, and runner’s knee are common conditions affecting the tendons. Of course, tendonitis can also affect the shoulders, ankles, and toes.

Sometimes tendonitis […]

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 […]

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