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Michele M. Schulz, M.D.

Dr. Michele M. Schulz is the region's most experienced female-specific orthopedic and sports medicine specialist. As treatment and management of orthopedic and sports-related injuries and conditions can differ greatly based on gender, Dr. Schulz's specialized knowledge and experience allow her to bring a targeted approach to the orthopedic care of women.


  • Surgical Risk and Obesity

    If a surgeon asks you to lose weight before performing a surgery, it is not for personal reasons.  It is usually because they care and feel...

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  • Having something to eat first thing in the morning is an important way to start the day.  Although you have heard this many times before, it is crucial to understand why it is so important. A nutritious breakfast can kick start your...

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  • People exercise for a variety of reasons.  Some exercise for stress relief, some for health benefits, some for weight control, some just to make them look good. Whatever your reason for exercise, there are always choices of types of exercise...

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  • Diet plateaus happen.  You can fall into a rut.  The scale stops moving down. You think that you are doing everything just as you were.  What happened? 

    As you lose weight, your calorie needs/metabolic...

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  • Both diet and exercise are important for your health, but you can make a bigger impact on weight loss by changing your diet than by increasing your exercise.

    Calories in, calories out.  That is the basis for weight loss.  You...

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  • The human body has a tremendous capacity to adapt to physical stress. However, jumping into too much too soon can also cause the breakdown of muscle tissue, leading to overuse injuries. 

    Acute injuries, like wrist fractures and ankle...

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  • Osteoporosis seems to have it out for women. 

    Studies show that roughly 300,000 Americans over the age of 64 break a hip each year, and of those 300,000, 33% of them die within one year of the injury. 

    This is a...

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  • Hydration is important not only before a race, but during and after as well. Being adequately hydrated for exercise helps prevent heat-related illnesses, muscle cramping, fatigue, and headaches, and it allows your body to function at its highest...

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  • Whether you’re running in the Two Cities Marathon or you’re simply competing against yourself for a new personal best, proper hydration and nutrition planning is key to optimal performance.

    General Guideline for Hydration

    There...

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  • You may have heard about high-profile athletes loading up on carbohydrates before competition, but do you know all the “complex” details? If you’re a competitive athlete or runner, find out how to play your carbs right!

    What is...

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  • Ladies, did you know that by the time we hit 30, our bones have usually stopped growing? After that, we start to experience gradual bone loss throughout our lives! 

    Women are at an increased risk for developing osteoporosis due to a...

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  • It’s a common expression that we’ve all likely heard countless times, but when it comes to female athletes and their higher risk of sustaining sports injuries, it couldn’t be truer.

    Why do young female athletes follow the same strength...

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