Sports Medicine applies medical and scientific knowledge to prevent, recognize, manage, and rehabilitate injuries related to sports, exercise, or recreational activity. At Regional Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, our focus is on helping patients improve their athletic performance, recover from injury and prevent future injuries, and optimize their overall health and function. We care for all kinds of patients, not just elite athletes. At Regional Health, our sports medicine experts treat professional and amateur athletes, weekend warriors, patients seeking better results from their exercise and fitness program, those who have suffered injuries and are trying to regain full function, and individuals with physical disabilities who are trying to increase mobility and capability. Our team is here to help the athlete in all of us maximize function, minimalize disability, and decrease the time away from sports, activity, work, or school.
Services Offered :
- Athletic Training
- Physical Therapy
- Strength and Conditioning
- Optimum Performance Training Camps (OPTC)
- Sports Concussion Care
- Diagnostic and Procedural Musculoskeletal Ultrasound
- Regenerative Medicine (Platelet Rich Plasma & Bone Marrow Stem Cells)
- Primary Care, Rehabilitation, and Orthopedic Sports Medicine
Regional Health is the official Sports Medicine provider for the following athletic programs:
- Black Hills State University (NCAA Div. 2)
- South Dakota Mines (NCAA Div. 2)
- Southern Hills HS: Custer, Hill City
- Rapid City Christian Schools
- Northern Hills HS (South Dakota): Spearfish, Belle Fourche, Lead-Deadwood
- Northern Hills HS (Wyoming): Hulett, Sundance, Newcastle, Upton
- Rapid City Post 22 Baseball & Softball
- Spearfish Sasquatch Baseball
Concussion management uses a cognitive and systematic approach to determine the presence, extent, and appropriate treatment plan for a concussion. Undiagnosed head injuries can lead to permanent brain damage. Consequently, South Dakota Gov. Dennis Daugaard has signed a bill mandating information, education, and treatment for high school student athletes about concussions.
Several Regional Health Medical Clinic providers are certified in the ImPACT (Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing) system. This program has been adopted worldwide by hundreds of high school, collegiate, and professional athletes, and is designed to improve early recognition of concussions while providing an individualized, data-driven approach to their management. This certification means that the physicians are experts in diagnoses, treatment, and concussion prevention - including assessment and treatment in ages 5-12, and ages 12 through adulthood, through the traditional ImPACT tool.
While the system has been widely incorporated among athletes, Regional Health Medical Clinic providers also use ImPACT for a wide variety of baseline and post-injury testing outside of sports.