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Dr. Matthew Axtman

The joy of rest

You need regular breaks in your workout routine so your body can heal, rebuild and grow stronger.

Patient Story

‘My best running self’

Sidelined by a stress fracture, River Bank Run road warrior Laura Traxler embraces help from sports medicine specialists.

Arthritis: Not an endgame for exercise

A sports medicine doctor shares his top tips for managing the condition and staying active.

Shake up your running routine

Training for a race? Follow these 5 tips to prevent boredom and make your exercise more effective.

Patient Story

‘I feel energized’

Not long ago, teenager Madisyn Dame would have been too young for hip surgery. Medical advancements have allowed her to undergo two of them—with incredible results.

Don’t hate the change

With the arrival of a new football season, health and wellness should be top of mind—even in the most bone-jarring of sports.

Patient Story

‘A phenomenal relationship’

Grand Rapids Ballet dancers aim to stay strong and on point with a support team of athletic trainers.