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The sports medicine doctors at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists offer complete medical care to active people of any age and skill. From the dedicated athlete to the weekend warrior, our goal is to help each individual regain an active lifestyle and compete in sports at the highest level possible. The sports medicine doctors at our state-of-the-art facility care for all athletic injuries.
It is for this reason we have developed the Athlete and Parent's Guide to Sports Medicine. Here, we have an online guide to sports medicine to learn about sports injury treatment, prevention tips, recommendations for improving athletic performance, and new procedures and programs offered at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists.
Working with athletes and their sports-related injuries and conditions, our sports medicine doctors integrate all aspects of specialized care by collectively combining their knowledge, experience, and expertise at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists.
Our fellowship-trained sports medicine specialists, Dr. Jefferson C. Brand, Dr. Emily Monroe, and Dr. Jonathan (John) Harvey, board-certified sports medicine specialist, Dr. Eric W. Nelson, and sports medicine specialist, Dr. Aaron Balgaard and Dr. Russell S. Sticha, have all dedicated their practices to the specialized field of sports medicine.
With their commitment to continued education through attending courses, lecturing, writing, and actively learning the newest procedures and techniques, our specialists are the most highly skilled sports medicine doctors in the area.
Our fellowship-trained and board-certified sports medicine specialists have extensive training in treating sports-related conditions using minimally invasive techniques and the most advanced surgical procedures.
The sports medicine doctors at Heartland Orthopedic Specialists provide our patients access to consultation Monday through Friday. Prior to your consultation, new patients will be asked to complete forms, which include medical history, demographic, and insurance information. This information, along with any current diagnostic imaging (X-ray, CT, MRI), will be utilized by your doctor to help in your diagnosis and treatment plan.
To schedule an appointment with one of our sports medicine doctors, please call (800) 762-1177, or complete the appointment request box.
We are the proud official team doctors for the following schools:
- University of Minnesota Morris
- 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
- Community Christian School - Willmar
- Belgrade-Brooten-Elrosa High School
- Melrose High School
- Ashby High School
- Paynesville High School
- Northstar Knights
- Alexandria Area Hockey Association
The Official Orthopedic Providers for Cougar Athletics Since 1991
COVID-19 (Coronavirus) - The health and safety of our patients and staff and community has always been and remains our top priority. With the spread of COVID-19 and ever-changing recommendations, we are entering into unchartered territory and we are proceeding with extreme caution. Heartland Orthopedic Specialists remains open and seeing patients at this time. Please know that we do have visitor restrictions in place for our facility, and anyone entering the building will be screened for potential of an upper respiratory condition. Should you choose to reschedule your appointment, we’d be happy to assist you in doing so – please call 320.762.1144. If you have a scheduled appointment or we receive a referral for you to see us - please know our clinical team and/or providers will be in touch with you to discuss your options at this time around being seen in person vs connecting with them via phone or video conference to help assist you with your urgent orthopedic needs. Click the link below for updates from Alomere Health.x