Monument Health’s athletic trainers are highly qualified professionals. We work with physicians to provide preventive services, emergency care, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for injuries and medical conditions.
Our athletic trainers’ expertise ranges from minor sprains to severe head and neck injuries, minor illnesses to heat stroke. We combine hands-on work with patient education to prevent injury and re-injury.
Athletic Training Services include:
- Physical exams
- Cardiovascular fitness, strength and flexibility assessments
- Strength and conditioning programs
- Injury diagnosis and treatment plans
- Expertise with braces, splints and assistive devices
- Education on nutrition and hydration
- Emergency care
- Therapeutic interventions — to restore range of motion, strength and balance
Our athletic trainers support athletes at our high schools and the region’s two colleges, South Dakota School of Mines & Technology and Black Hills State University. Athletic trainers optimize participation in work and life – reducing injuries and rehabilitation time, which translates to lower absenteeism and greater contributions.
Strength and Conditioning Training
Monument Health’s Performance Coaches are responsible for establishing and maintaining the performance programs for all sports, with the three major goals of improving athletic performance, reducing athletic injuries, and teaching lifelong fitness and movement skills. Our coaches devise training plans according to sound scientific principles, supervise training sessions, evaluate athletes, and maintain athlete records. Coaches work alongside team sport coaches to determine what athletes can do to improve performance. When working with injured athletes, coaches will collaborate with the sports medicine and athletic training staff to facilitate the safe return to competitive athletic participation. Coaches are responsible for maintaining the performance facilities and for establishing policies, plans, and procedures for the safe and professional operation of the performance program.
WE’RE PROUD TO BE ON THE TEAM!
Our Sports Medicine practitioners and certified athletic trainers are Monument Health’s front line to athletes at every level. We work closely with our therapists and physicians in communities throughout the Black Hills.
What People Are Saying
I absolutely love the ability to schedule appointments or contact my doctor on the MyChart app. Dr. Ptacek is always a wonderful care giver and Laura at the front desk always makes the clinic feel like you’ve walked into a friends house.
Dr. Weaver is such an excellent care provider because she listens, understands and is very forthright with her evaluations. She explains concerns and treatments thoroughly. She is a great lady and outstanding physician.
There are not enough words to describe how compassionate and caring the nurses are at the Hill City Clinic. Nurse Lois Gilbert is always friendly, always has a smile on her face and her demeanor and tone towards the patient is outstanding!
I’ve been seeing Dr. Legner (PA-C) for years. I won’t go to another doctor unless I have to. She’s always so professional and takes time with you in the exam room to make sure you understand what the problem is and the plan to fix it!
Dr. Willoughby, what a pleasure it was to see him! He is truly concerned about me and my health. He obviously studied my records. We had a discussion about my health, enabling us to work together. What a welcome relief to find this caring man!
Dr. Nylander was very kind and approachable. She listened to my concerns/reason for the visit and responded with compassionate care (she looked at me and smiled…isn’t that great?? Human connection!) She knew what to do and I felt like I was in good hands.