Athletic Training Programs
Designed as a high-intensity training program for both male and female athletes to enhance functional athletic training. Pre and post-testing are done to determine the athletes’ individual baseline, which allows the athlete to work toward their goals and see improvements. The program incorporates speed, agility, power, functional strength, plyometrics, stabilization, core strengthening, and wellness education. This training is a great way for athletes to maintain their functional athletic training abilities throughout the entire year.
Our professional staff enjoys educating patients on various medical issues at community events, including Athletes’ Nite Out at local high schools, Health Fairs, and any other organizations interested in contacting the department.
High School Outreach
Medical services are provided to surrounding area high schools by a certified athletic trainer (ATC). After-school practices, home games, and tournament game coverage is provided. Athletes are able to receive a full evaluation by the ATC, proper rehabilitation exercises, stretching, therapeutic modality use (i.e. ice, heat, etc.), functional bracing and taping, proper weight lifting, and performance of sport-specific activities. When necessary, a referral to other medical professionals will be given by the ATC to ensure quality care.
Sports Injury Evaluations
Elementary, junior, and senior high athletes can receive a complimentary sports injury evaluation by an Astera medical provider. These evaluations are available at our Wadena Clinic, Monday – Friday, from 7:30 – 8:30 a.m., and also at our Henning Clinic, Monday – Friday, at any time during the day. If additional care, tests, or services are required after the initial evaluation, fees for services will be charged at that time.
Strength & Conditioning Programs
Individual strength and conditioning programs are available for people of all ages. Programs focus on each individual’s goals and interests to establish a program they will benefit from. Progression will occur as the person is ready to ensure that they continue to see improvements and enhance their overall body strength.
Full range of services
Trust the orthopedics team at Astera Health for comprehensive care, from evaluation to rehabilitation. Our skilled surgeons, providers, and therapists deliver a full range of services to help you relieve pain, regain mobility, and recover safely. With full-time orthopedic surgeon Ben Robertson, MD, and visiting orthopedic surgeon Joel Shobe, MD, we offer patients the flexibility, consistency, and professional care they need without the burden of long-distance travel. We pride ourselves on having the most stable orthopedic coverage in the area with minimal wait time for patients to get in for appointments.
Services offered include:
- ACL reconstruction
- Arthroscopy procedures (knee and shoulder)
- Bunion and hammertoe corrections
- Carpal tunnel release
- Fracture care – casting or surgical repair (hand, wrist, arm, toes, foot, ankle, clavicle)
- Osteoarthritis care
- Physical Therapy
- Rotator cuff repair
- Treatment of repetitive use and sports-related injuries