Sports Medicine Plus

Sports Medicine PLUS is a collaboration between Prairie Lakes Healthcare System; Drs. Gerald Rieber and Casey Johnston of Glacial Lakes Orthopaedics; Drs. Jon McAreavey, Doug Olson, and Dan Reiffenberger of Brown Clinic; and certified athletic trainer, Michelle Leitheiser.

In addition to providing athletic training services, Sports Medicine PLUS offers early injury intervention, a formal concussion screening program, and a comprehensive educational program.

The objectives of Sports Medicine PLUS are to:

• Provide preventative measures and early intervention of athletic injuries
• Perform recognition, evaluation, and immediate care of athletic injuries
• Provide for student athletes’ overall safety and medical needs
• Implement a concussion screening and evaluation program
• Provide ongoing educational opportunities for area athletes, coaches, and parents

Sports Medicine PLUS Available Services

Athletic Training
• Evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries
• Application of first aid and other medical assistance
• Preventative taping and bracing
• Provide nutritional information
• Provide basic educational information to student athletic trainers and managers
• Provide recommendations for exercise or other physical measures for minor injuries under the direction, supervision, and review of a physician

Concussion Screenings
• Provide baseline ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) screenings
• ImPACT is the most widely used, scientifically validated computerized concussion evaluation system
• Provide post-injury ImPACT screenings
• Interpret test results

Educational Opportunities
• Provide educational presentations to athletes, coaches, and parents
• Topics include:
• Concussion management
• ACL injury prevention
• Cardiac arrhythmias and energy drinks
• Dehydration and heat stroke
• Preventative medicine, stretching, warm up, and cool down
• Athletic footwear

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