Athlete and Parent’s Guide to Sports Medicine

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 surgeon, Dr. Jefferson C. Brand, and board-certified sports medicine specialists, Dr. Thomas E. Dudley, Dr. Patrick E. Hurley, Dr. Eric W. Nelson, Dr. Russell S. Sticha, and Dr. Dennis P. Weigel, 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.

Patient Consultation  

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:

  • Alexandria Area High School
  • Osakis High School
  • West Central Area High School
  • Brandon/Evansville High School
  • Minnewaska Area High School
  • Hancock High School
  • Parkers Prairie High School
  • Sauk Centre High School
  • Community Christian School - Willmar
  • Alexandria Area Hockey Association

The Official Orthopedic Providers for Cougar Athletics Since 1991