UW Health has launched the Athlete Preservation Clinic in Madison, designed to help older athletes overcome injuries, stay active in their sport, and delay or even prevent surgical interventions. “We all recognize the importance of maintaining activity levels and being physically active as well as the social benefits that go along with being involved in recreational sport, but there just wasn’t much help available for the type of person who might not be sure whether continuing to participate in their sport was safe for them,” said athletic trainer Michael VanVeghel who helped found the clinic.