Prairie Lakes Healthcare System
Bo - Student Athlete

With the help of Prairie Lakes, Bo recovered after shoulder surgery. Watch his story:

Meet the Sports Medicine Team

A local team of specialists working together to help athletes and physically active individuals reach their goals.

Athletic Trainers

Jeff Haufschild and Michelle Leitheiser

Jeff Haufschild and Michelle Leitheiser, both Athletic Trainers, serve Arrow athletes full time to reduce the risk of injury. They are supported by Physical Therapists at Prairie Lakes. These team members empower and support athletes at local games and events.

They also host a free Young Athletes Clinic weekly on Mondays, 11 am – 1 pm in Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services located on the lower level of the Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic. Elementary through high school-aged students can receive a free athletic screening for orthopedic injuries or concerns, parents or guardians simply walk in with their child during the clinic hours. Severe sports injuries, such as a head injury or bone fracture, should be seen by the ER immediately. Parents and guardians can learn more by calling Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services at 605-882-7700.

Sports medicine team

Physical Therapists

Physical Therapy focuses on the development of gross motor skills, functional mobility, strength and balance. In addition to seeing patients for those needs, our Physical Therapists are specialized in areas such as orthopedics, personalized blood flow restriction, vestibular rehab, aquatic therapy, and pain science.

Orthopedic Physicians

Orthopedic physicians specialize in correcting musculoskeletal problems that result from trauma, sports injuries, disease, tumors or congenital disorders including ACL injury, overuse injuries, and fractures. Orthopedic specialists in the region include Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics in Watertown. Located in the Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic, Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics shares the lower level with Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services to improve access for patients.

You can see both Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics and Prairie Lakes Rehab's physical therapists to create an individualized treatment plan to restore your mobility.

Latest Sports Med News

Recovering Using Personalized Blood Flow Restriction

Recovering Using Personalized Blood Flow Restriction

Personalized Blood Flow Restriction Rehabilitation (P-BFR) is a technique used by physical therapists to assist individuals to increase strength with low-intensity exercises. P-BFR is ideal for an individual who is unable to tolerate the recommended amount of resistance or duration of exercise that is required to progress through rehabilitation.

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Lake Completes Vestibular Rehab Certification

Lake Completes Vestibular Rehab Certification

Jackie Lake, Physical Therapist with Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services completed a certification to enhance her practice treating patients with vestibular dysfunctions. These dysfunctions often include the symptoms of vertigo, dizziness, and feeling off-balance.

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Turbak, Physical Therapist Completes Orthopedic Certification

Turbak, Physical Therapist Completes Orthopedic Certification

Tyler Turbak, Doctor of Physical Therapy with Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services completed a certification as a Clinical Specialist in Orthopedic Physical Therapy.

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