Sports Medicine Physician, TRIA Orthopaedic Center
Blog Author, Chapter Board Members - Minnesota
Dr. Heather Bergeson is a sports medicine physician and pediatrician specializing in youth acute and overuse athletic injuries. She sees patients of all ages and has clinical interests in concussions, osteochondritis dissecans, spondylolysis, female athletes and bone health. She practices at TRIA Orthopaedic Center where she is the Medical Director of the Pediatric Orthopaedic Program. She is also an adjunct clinical assistant professor for the University of Minnesota's Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. She was voted a "Best Doctor for Women" in 2014.
She developed TRIA PlaySafe, a multidisciplinary sports safety program designed to educate athletes, parents, and coaches about injury prevention strategies in an effort to reduce the epidemic of youth overuse injuries. She strives to promote health and physical fitness at an early age with the philosophy "exercise is medicine" to keep patients active and healthy throughout their lives. She is also active in medical education directing a sports medicine elective for University of Minnesota pediatric residents.
Dr. Bergeson received her medical degree from the University of Kansas. She completed a pediatrics residency at the University of Minnesota serving as chief resident in her final year and completed her sports medicine fellowship at Hennepin County Medical Center.
Heather has two children who are active in a variety of sports. She has enjoyed watching them gain all of the benefits from sport participation. She is excited to partner with the Positive Coaching Alliance to help transform youth sports culture by creating a positive, fun and safe environment for "better athletes, better people."