Sports Medicine

Team Approach to Sports Medicine
Team Approach to Sports Medicine

Whether you compete as a student-athlete or play summer-league softball, physical activity is an essential part of a healthy life. Keeping yourself in a good physical condition is an important part of competing in sports and enjoying recreational activities.

Our therapists and surgeons focus on the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of injuries and impairments that can affect the physically active individual. Treatment can include prescribed fitness programs, surgical procedures, equipment recommendations, and sport-specific rehabilitation work to restore the body.

Athletic Trainers

Jeff Haufschild and Michelle Leitheiser, Athletic Trainers serve Arrow athletes full time and are supported by Physical Therapists at Prairie Lakes. See these Prairie Lakes Sports Medicine team members supporting athletes at local games and events.

Physical Therapist

Our physical therapists are specialized to help patients and athletes develop and restore functional mobility, strength, and balance through a variety of therapies. 

Orthopedic Surgeons

Prairie Lakes has three board-certified orthopedic surgeons who provide personalized sugical and nonsurgical care for patients with a variety of conditions and injuries related to joints, bones, ligaments, nerves and tendons. The Orthopedics team works together to not only get you back on the playing field, but we also work to prevent injuries and improve performance. 

Youth Athlete Clinic

The Young Athlete Clinic is held weekly on Wednesdays from 7:30 a.m. to 8:15 a.m. at the Watertown Middle School Weight Room. 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.