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Prairie Lakes Healthcare System Introduces Young Athlete Walk-In Clinic

Feb 16, 2021 12:56PM ● By Med Magazine
Pictured Above: Jeff Haufschild screening student athlete Faith Berg

Prairie Lakes Healthcare System is proud to announce the Young Athlete Walk-in Clinic, a free clinic to screen student athletes with sports injuries and concerns. Sports injuries can happen to athletes of all ages. Elementary through high school aged students can receive a free athletic screening for orthopedic injuries or concerns by Jeff Haufschild and Michelle Leitheiser, Certified Athletic Trainers and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists.

The Young Athlete Walk-in Clinic is free and no appointments are needed starting Monday, February 22. The clinic is held weekly on Mondays 11 am – 1 pm in Prairie Lakes Rehab located on the lower level of the Prairie Lakes Specialty Clinic. Severe sports injuries, such as a head injury, high pain, or bone fracture, should be seen by the ER immediately.

Jeff Haufschild and Michelle Leitheiser with Prairie Lakes Sports Medicine serve student athletes full time and are supported by Physical Therapists at Prairie Lakes. At the Young Athlete Walk-in Clinic, Haufschild and Leitheiser will give student athletes and the athlete’s parent(s) their recommendations to begin recovery or prevent injury. Parents and guardians can learn more by calling Prairie Lakes Rehabilitation Services at 605-882-7700.