Pedometer Challenge Week 10: New Participants Join In

Orthopedics Plus | April 16th, 2014

By Megan Wilcox, APR, ThedaCare Media and Public Relations With just a few weeks left in the Pedometer Challenge, sponsored by ThedaCare and ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus, I decided to open it up to some of the readers following the participants’ successes — and challenges – on Facebook. I posted the offer on ThedaCare and ThedaCare [...]

Pedometer Challenge Week 9: Little Changes Can Add Up

Orthopedics Plus | April 8th, 2014

By Megan Wilcox, APR, ThedaCare Media and Public Relations Life sometimes gets in the way of our plans to exercise daily. Lisa Malak of WFRV Channel 5 and her husband, Rookie of WDUZ 107.5 FM, know that all too well. With busy jobs, 6-year-old twins, and family health issues, getting up and moving isn’t always [...]

Wearing Flip Flops May Not Be Your Best Option

Orthopedics Plus | April 2nd, 2014

As spring slowly arrives, more and more people are swapping their boots for flip flops. While flip flops are great to wear to the pool or on the beach, wearing them for a prolonged period of time can lead to foot pain and problems. While stylish and comfortable, flip flops offer very little support for [...]

Pedometer Challenge Week 8: New London Mailman Racks Up the Miles

Orthopedics Plus | April 1st, 2014

By Megan Wilcox, APR, ThedaCare Media and Public Relations Since the Pedometer Challenge began the second week of February, no one has racked up more steps than Mark Hauser of New London. The secret to getting on average 186,000 steps during the past eight weeks? His job. He’s a mailman in New London, who works [...]

Pedometer Challenge Week 7: Partners Keep Each Other Moving

Orthopedics Plus | March 25th, 2014

By Megan Wilcox, APR, ThedaCare Media and Public Relations A few married couples are using the Pedometer Challenge as a friendly competition to hopefully help improve their health. The Challenge, which is co-sponsored by ThedaCare and ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus, began in early February and runs until April 20. Participants received a pedometer and a log [...]

‘Ladies Night Out’ to Provide Functional Footwear Tips For Females

Orthopedics Plus | March 21st, 2014

Specialists Team Up to Host Fun, Informational Night Out for Ladies A free educational evening filled with great fun, food and prizes will help women learn how to choose the right shoes for their feet. The “Walk-This-Way Shoe Fashion Show with Dr. Kristen Kuratnick” from ThedaCare offers expert advice for functional footwear for females from [...]

Pedometer Challenge Week 6: Breaking Out of Hibernation

Orthopedics Plus | March 18th, 2014

By Megan Wilcox, APR, ThedaCare Media and Public Relations Spring officially starts Thursday and while the weather is still sometimes in winter mode, temperatures are inching higher while snow piles slowly melt, making it easier for everyone to come out of hibernation. This past week, several participants in the Pedometer Challenge sponsored by ThedaCare and [...]

Pedometer Challenge Week 5: Sisters Keep It Competitive

Orthopedics Plus | March 12th, 2014

By Megan Wilcox, APR, ThedaCare Media and Public Relations Sibling rivalry can make you do a lot of things…and in the case of three Green Bay sisters, it might even get you to exercise more. When I launched this year’s Pedometer Challenge for ThedaCare and ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus in early February, I asked participants to [...]

Pedometer Challenge Week 4: Simple Changes Can Tack on the Steps

Orthopedics Plus | March 6th, 2014

By Megan Wilcox, APR, ThedaCare Media and Public Relations Getting in 10,000 steps a day is not easy. Just ask the participants in the Pedometer Challenge sponsored by ThedaCare and ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus. Once participants began tracking their daily steps and realized just how sedentary they are – especially with this winter’s weather making going [...]

Sports Medicine Physician Arrives in Shawano

Orthopedics Plus | March 4th, 2014

Dr. Douglas Connor will Treat Patients Locally Douglas Connor, MD, a fellowship trained sports medicine physician, is now seeing ThedaCare patients in Shawano. Dr. Connor will see patients at ThedaCare Physicians-Shawano. He also treats patients at ThedaCare Orthopedics Plus  clinic at Appleton Medical Center. Dr. Connor specializes in pediatric and adolescent sports medicine. Some of [...]