Being benched from your favorite sport, exercise program or recreational activity is never fun. If you’ve suffered an injury, we offer advanced sports medicine to get you back in the game.
At Monument Health, we help patients recover from injuries, restore athletic performances, prevent future injuries and optimize overall health. Our patients come from all walks of life.
Our sports medicine specialists, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and certified athletic trainers are here to help patients work toward healing and improved mobility. We offer a range of services from diagnosis to treatment to help you feel better again.
We treat the following injuries:
- Ankle sprains
- Knee and shoulder injuries
- Exercise-induced asthma
- Heat illness
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. Monument Health currently partners with 13 area high schools and athletic organizations in South Dakota, Nebraska, and Wyoming. In addition, we provide orthopedic medical coverage, athletic training, and strength and conditioning programs to NCAA D2 Black Hills State University, Chadron State College, and South Dakota Mines. In addition, we are also the orthopedic and sports medicine provider overseeing The Monument event center in Rapid City. We also provide sports medicine coverage to other arenas in the Black Hills.
The athletic trainer team is comprised of 11 certified athletic trainers in the high school/organization level programs and 6 certified athletic trainers in the area universities. Our performance team is comprised of 9 strength and conditioning coaches serving the high school, collegiate and professional levels.
Our medical team consists of 9 physician providers in the fields of Orthopedic Surgery and Primary Care Sports Medicine.
Additional events covered:
- Black Hills Nationals Wrestling Tournament
- Black Hills Roundup
- Black Hills Super 6
- Breeders Connection Bull Team Challenge
- Back When They Bucked PRCA/WPRA
- CASA (Spearfish Canyon) Marathon
- Days of ’76 Rodeo
- Downtown Summer Nights Basketball
- Wild West Wednesdays-Hart Ranch Rodeo Series
- Kadoka PRCA Buffalo Stampede Rodeo
- Lakota Nation Invitational
- Leading Ladies Marathon
- Rapid City Marshals Indoor Football
- Rodeo Rapid City
- Run Crazy Horse Marathon
- South Dakota High School Regional Rodeos
- South Dakota High School Finals Rodeo
When you are hurt or injured and unable to do the things you want to do, it’s time to see the sports medicine specialists at Monument Health. As your support team, we’re here to help you get back on the field, regardless of your game.
Doctors & Providers
What People Are Saying
Dr. Harper is the best sports medicine doctor that I have ever seen! He did a procedure that made me not hurt anymore and was excellent at it! He is really good!! I would recommend him to anyone!!!
Excellent staff from check in to the end of my visit. Staff were helpful, explained things well, and kind. Dr. Metzler is very skilled and knowledgeable. My procedure went very well. She always takes time for questions and that is so appreciated.
I went to see Dr. Harper to get my ganglion cyst removed and he did an amazing job at making me feel comfortable and making me laugh during the procedure. His nurse Trish was amazing too!