Athletic training high school outreach program
The Mary Rutan Hospital Sports Medicine Program provides certified athletic trainers to area high schools. Our trainers act as a liaison between student athletes, parents, and coaches to assure the highest level of safety for the athlete. The primary goals of certified athletic trainers include injury prevention as well as safe and efficient return to previous competitive levels following an injury. They work in conjunction with other health care providers such as primary care physicians, emergency departments, orthopedic surgeons, and physical therapists to coordinate continuity of care in an athlete’s treatment plan.
Certified Athletic Trainers are an integral part of Mary Rutan Hospital’s Therapy and Sports Medicine departments providing evaluation, management and treatment of injury. Each athletic trainer provides game and practice coverage, athletic training room administration, and care of immediate medical needs when an athlete is injured. Trainers also provide guidance and assistance to coaches during preseason conditioning and throughout the season.
Our athletic trainers currently serve:
- Bellefontaine High School
- Benjamin Logan High School
- Calvary Christian
- Indian Lake High School
- Riverside High School
- Upper Scioto Valley
- Urbana High School
- West Liberty-Salem High School
Athletic training community outreach programs
The Mary Rutan Sports Medicine Staff meets annually with our local EMS professionals to practice emergency management of athletic injuries. We specifically rehearse the care of the spine injured athlete that can occur in contact and collision sports. Communication and practice are essential in delivering the high quality of care necessary in the care of these injury scenarios.
We are thankful for the partnership we have with our local emergency management personnel. Their dedication to the care of our athletes and their cooperation with our sports medicine team is much appreciated.
The Mary Rutan Sports Medicine Staff offers required education for local coaches throughout the year.
Mary Rutan Health is proud to host annual sports physicals for many of our local school systems. Through our many care providers, we have been able to provide for the needs of our student athletes with a sports physical day at our Health Center location. Our providers volunteer their services at no cost to the schools.