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Ask the Experts: July/August 2023

Jul 20, 2023 ● By The Hood Magazine

Do you have questions for for a Sioux Empire expert? 'hood will be inviting area experts to weigh in and answer various questions from our readers. If you would like to "Ask the Expert", submit your question by emailing [email protected] .

Why are sports physicals important? 

 Most sports organizations require your child to complete a physical evaluation once a year to participate in their favorite sports. A sports physical aims to identify and address potential health issues so they can safely participate in their sport. 

 When is the best time to get a sports physical? 

We recommend completing your sports physical in the summer months and highly recommend completing this with your child’s primary doctor since they know their health history best.  

 What is a sports physical? 

The physical is a two-part assessment consisting of a physical exam and going over medical history. The physical exam will examine your vitals, flexibility, joints, vision, and a quick fitness test to diagnose any potential limitations on physical activity.  


Sioux Falls Specialty Hospital 
Dr. Brad Hruby 
Family Medicine Doctor  
 7600 S Minnesota Ave  
Sioux Falls, SD 57108 


When is the best time to go to Disney? 

Every day is a great Disney Day!  There are times that are busier, but generally those also coincide with an event like the Epcot Flower and Garden Festival, or over the holidays where Magic Kingdom is decorated up.   

Why is it so expensive? 

There are ways to save money.  I recommend bringing empty water bottles with. There are also "Good Neighbor" hotels and that have transportation and can save you money. 

How much is a TA? 

Most advisors are free to use.  We LOVE to help plan amazing vacations, and the companies we book for you pay us directly.  You can get the expertise of a travel planner, and no additional expense for your vacation! 

Allana Rogge - An Affiliate of Academy Travel 
Allana Rogge 
Travel Advisor 
[email protected] 


How does tutoring work? 

Sylvan Learning is a tutoring company that works with students from Pre-k to the 12th grade.  

We provide in-person tutoring in our Sioux Falls, Brookings, or Mitchell centers. We also offer on-line options. 

Students start with an assessment, this assessment pinpoints the students key learning needs.  

Sylvan builds a personal learning plan based on the key learning needs of the student. 

Sylvan provides progress assessments and meetings with one of our Education Directors to monitor and discuss student progress.  

How do I get started at Sylvan?  

Call Sylvan at (605)362-4885. We can schedule your student’s assessment and answer any questions you might have! 


Sylvan Learning of Sioux Falls 
Michelle McGuckin 
Center Director  
4816 S Technopolis Dr 
Sioux Falls, SD 57106 
[email protected] 


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