Athletic trainers are specially trained in musculoskeletal treatment for athletes and active individuals. At Heartland Orthopedic Specialists, our athletic trainers work in the clinical setting and on the field as sports medicine providers for 12 high schools, numerous area associations, and a Division III college. Our athletic trainers also staff our PEAK Performance sports training programs.
With our Athlete and Parent’s Guide to Sports Medicine, you’ll learn about sports injury treatment, prevention tips, recommendations for improving athletic performance, and new procedures and programs offered at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists.
Our fellowship-trained sports medicine surgeon, Dr. Emily Monroe, board-certified sports medicine surgeons, Dr. Eric Nelson and Dr. Dennis Weigel, and additional sports medicine specialists, Dr. Aaron Balgaard, Dr. Russell S. Sticha, and Dr. Jonathan (John) Harvey, have all dedicated their practices to providing the highest level of specialized bone, joint, and muscle care for the injured athlete.
All our PEAK Performance programs are designed to provide student-athletes of all ages and levels with enhanced movement skills, increased speed, functional strength, balance, rotary core power, and an anaerobic energy system, which directly transfer to individual skills and game tactics.
Our specialty-trained physical therapists offer a wide range of services to treat orthopedic dysfunctions, enhance function, and speed recovery. Our experienced and caring staff provides the latest in rehabilitation techniques to help athletes of all levels.
Working with athletes and their sports-related injuries and conditions, our sports medicine staff integrate all aspects of specialized care by collectively combining their training and expertise to help keep area athletes in the game.
Heartland Orthopedic Specialists Sports Medicine is proud to offer Sway concussion testing to keep area athletes safe. Using computerized neurocognitive assessment tools, the program helps assess an athlete’s injury and better determines their ability to return to learn and return to play following a concussion.
Dedicated to serving our local athletic community, we are the proud official team doctors for:
- University of Minnesota Morris
- Alexandria Technical & Community College
- Alexandria Area High School
- Osakis High School
- West Central Area High School
- Brandon/Evansville High School
- Hancock High School
- Parkers Prairie High School
- Sauk Centre High School
- Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa High School
- Melrose High School
- Ashby High School
- Northstar Knights
- Alexandria Area Hockey Association