Health365 eNews
June 2015 • Volume 8, Issue 5

Congratulations Jefferson County on Improved Health Outcomes!

Healthy behaviors are becoming the way of life for area residents of Jefferson County. Based on Overall Health Outcomes, Jefferson County ranked 10 out of 72 counties in 2015 according to the County Health Rankings, a collaboration between the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation and the University of Wisconsin Population Health Institute.

The Rankings help counties recognize what influences the health of residents and how long they will live. In a matter of four years, Jefferson County has also moved from 44th to 12th based on the Health Behaviors category in the state of Wisconsin. The highlights of the efforts over the past few years are the decreases in adult obesity from 33% to 30% and physical inactivity from 19% to 17%.

“County Health Rankings are a reflection of the efforts of the communities we serve and their dedication to improving lives” says Mike Wallace, President/CEO of Fort HealthCare, he continues “we should all be proud that, as a community, we saw the need to improve and have made great strides towards that accomplishment.”


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Meet Dr. Schuppner

Dr. Schuppner attended the Sports Medicine Fellowship program at Orthopedic Research of Virginia. He is one of two orthopedic surgeons in Jefferson County who have completed fellowship training in sports medicine.

Dr. Schuppner provides fracture care, sports medicine care, injury prevention, arthritis and joint care, joint replacement surgery and general orthopedic care for the whole family. He has a strong passion for Sports Medicine and he understands what patients need to return to the game. Whether you’re a professional, college or high school athlete or the weekend warrior, Dr. Schuppner can help you return to what you love doing.

Dr. Schuppner enjoys many sports through all the seasons and enjoys spending his free time outdoors fishing, biking, and partaking in water and winter sports too

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Make Your Summer Something Amazing!

Summer is finally here! It’s hard to believe that those winter days and dark nights have soon left us for what can now be an amazing 3 months of free spirited fun. Sometimes however, summer can fall short of spectacular and instead become jam packed with tedious, same old shenanigans. I’m here to tell you that summer shouldn’t seem that way, and frankly doesn’t have to if you consciously make an effort to bring life back into your summer! Nancy D. O’Reilly, a clinical Psychologist and women empowerment expert believes a big, bold, BRAVE and passionate summer is attainable for all.


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Hand Therapy Month!

It is easy for people to take the full function of their hands for granted. Perhaps thousands of times each day we reach, touch, hold, point and lift with these essential parts of the body. Therefore, any loss of function through injury or disease can devastate lives.

The goal of the Fort HealthCare Center for Hand Care program is to provide seamless, efficient, and coordinated care that restores injured hands to the highest possible level of function. The collaborative approach to the evaluation and treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions offers innovative treatment techniques, proactive, patient-centered care, all in one location.


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It is easy for people to take the full function of their hands for granted. Perhaps thousands of times each day we reach, touch, hold, point and lift with these essential parts of the body. Therefore, any loss of function through injury or disease can devastate lives.

The goal of the Fort HealthCare Center for Hand Care program is to provide seamless, efficient, and coordinated care that restores injured hands to the highest possible level of function. The collaborative approach to the evaluation and treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions offers innovative treatment techniques, proactive, patient-centered care, all in one location.

The Fort HealthCare hand care team consists of James Bruno, MD of Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates, occupational therapists, three Certified Hand Therapists, nursing staff and an industrial injury case manager. Dr. Bruno is one of the expert orthopedic surgeons at Fort HealthCare Orthopaedic Associates. His partners are Isidoro Zambrano, MD, Paul Schuppner, DO, and Thomas Nordland, MD.

The team collaborates with therapists located at Fort HealthCare Therapy & Sport Center locations in Fort Atkinson, Whitewater and Lake Mills to ensure patients the ability to be cared for close to their home. Industrial case management services are available to patients and area employers to ensure optimal outcomes and rapid return-to-work plans.

Certified hand therapists are Kelly Brunson, OTR, CHT, Ann Kutz, OTR, CHT, and Sara Wilde, OTR, CHT. The hand therapy team utilizes a dedicated work space, state-of-the-art rehabilitative equipment and treatment practices. If specialized splinting is required, most splints can be fabricated on site. The team frequently manages worker’s compensation cases, attempting to facilitate a smooth transition back to work. If surgery is required, it can often be completed in one day at Fort Memorial Hospital in Fort Atkinson.

Hand joints and structures are very complex, and require specialized treatment at times. Certified Hand Therapists (CHT) develop special home programs for their patients that can include: ways to prevent injury, joint protection techniques, custom splinting, stretches, exercises, and advice on use of ice and heat for pain.

Typical conditions treated at the Center for Hand Care include Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, wrist
and hand pain, sprains, upper extremity numbness, tendonitis, arthritis, joint dislocations and fractures, as well as tendon and ligament injuries. Many of these conditions can develop over time or are due to injury. In the workplace, many of these ailments can occur as a result of repetitive motion, lifting, moving, or a worksite accident.

The Center for Hand Care offers personalized care, state-of-the-art equipment, an electronic medical records system, on-site digital radiography, innovative treatment methods and rehabilitation tools all under one roof. In one appointment, a person can meet with a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and a CHT. Staff can also assist with any necessary insurance pre-certification, setting up tests or appointments, touring the facility, coordinating follow-up care with a primary care doctor, and answering any questions.

Dr. Bruno has over 20 years of experience performing orthopedic surgery, with a special interest in treating hand pain, and performing hand surgeries. He has had many successful outcomes with his patients, getting them back to their favorite activities and their hands at full functional use.

The CHTs have achieved the highest level of certification a therapist can obtain in the treatment of hand and upper extremity conditions.  The certification process involves extra years of practice in hand and upper extremity rehab, as well as successfully passing a comprehensive test of advanced clinical skills and theory in upper arm, shoulder and hand rehabilitation.

If you are experiencing pain or numbness in the hands or arms, consider visiting the Fort HealthCare Center for Hand Care. The hand care team can see patients by appointment with or without a referral. To make an appointment, call 920-563-7888 or visit FortHealthCare.com/HandCare to watch a video about the program, hear from our patients, and learn more.

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Upcoming Events
Fort HealthCare is proud to sponsor a number of community events. All year long, you can find a number of health and fitness related events and classes for the whole family. Check out Health365Events.com to find more activities throughout the community.
June 8 Knee Injury Prevention Class
June 9 Cooking Class Demo- by Chef Colleen

Ever wonder how she does it?! Come join Chef Colleen, Fort HealthCare’s executive chef, for a healthy cooking class demonstration. Each class begins with a 20 minute cooking demonstration and is followed by a question and answer session. A meal is provided with to-go containers if needed.

June 10 Camp 911
June 11 Cooking Class Demo- by Chef Colleen
June 13 Relay for Life
June 15 Basic EKG Class
June 15 Boot Camp
June 16 Aqua Zumba®
June 16 Cooking Class Demo- by Chef Colleen
June 17 Noon Beginning Yoga
June 18 Cooking Class Demo- by Chef Colleen
June 18 Red Cross Babysitting
June 19 AHA Heartsaver CPR/AED
June 20 Fort Half Marathon & 5k- Fort Atkinson
June 22 Girls Talk: Adolescence to Womanhood

Join Fort HealthCare and our local women’s health providers at our free event-

Girls TalkAdolescence to Womanhood” Monday, June 22nd from 5:00-7:00 pm where our local women’s health providers will be speaking about topics pertaining to what it truly means to be healthy through the adolescent stages of life and into womanhood. Daughters, mothers, grandmothers and all are welcome to attend this free seminar to gain further insight into current health issues amongst adolescence and ways to be the healthiest woman you can.

This talk will be open forum discussion where physicians can answer any questions you may have over healthy snacks and beverages provided by Fort HealthCare. During the seminar, our providers will discuss body image including, the nature of puberty, the importance of healthy eating, and body changes. Another point of discussion will be on preventative care including routine exams, vaccinations, and HPV myths and facts. Lastly, our providers will touch base on patient provider relationships by utilizing FHC’s, MyCompass which allows you to better understand when a young woman may create her own personal account. It’s the best way to connect with her provider.

Fort HealthCare is looking forward to such an inspiring and much needed “Girls Talk” to expand the knowledge of women and answer any questions you may have regarding women’s health.

To join Fort HealthCare in “Girls TalkAdolescence to Womanhood”:     #GirlsTalk

Register Here by June 18th to reserve your seat.

When?

Monday, June 22nd, 5:00-7:00 pm.

Where?

The Fort Atkinson Club, 211 S. Water Street East, Fort Atkinson, WI 53538.

June 22 Critical Care Classes
June 22 Boot Camp
June 23 Cooking Class Demo- by Chef Colleen
June 25 Cooking Class Demo - by Chef Miller
June 30 Cooking Class Demo- by Chef Colleen
Recipes

Tiny Fruit Tarts

Here is a healthy desert treat that’s great for picnics or any summer time occasion. It’s a low-calorie and Gout-Friendly desert everyone can enjoy.

Small apple tarts:

Ingredients

•1 large tart apple, such as Cortland or Granny Smith

•1 tablespoon Splenda brown sugar blend

•1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

•12 wonton wrappers

•Butter-flavor cooking spray



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Here is a healthy desert treat that’s great for picnics or any summer time occasion. It’s a low-calorie and Gout-Friendly desert everyone can enjoy.

Small apple tarts:

Ingredients

•1 large tart apple, such as Cortland or Granny Smith

•1 tablespoon Splenda brown sugar blend

•1/4 teaspoon cinnamon

•12 wonton wrappers

•Butter-flavor cooking spray

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grate the apple, skin included. Sprinkle with Splenda and cinnamon. Drain excess moisture. Line a nonstick mini muffin pan with wonton wrappers. Pinch into little cups. Fill cups with sweetened grated apple. Spray tiny tarts lightly with cooking spray. Bake for approximately eight to 10 minutes, or until tips of wonton are brown. Let cool on baking rack.

Makes 12 Fruit Tarts

Each tart contains about 29 calories, nearly 1 g protein, 0 g fat, 6 g carbohydrates, 0.5 g fiber, and 46 mg sodium.

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