UVMC Center for Sports Medicine Observes Athletic Training Month
The theme of this year National Athletic Training Month in March is “Athletic Trainers Save Lives.”
The National Athletic Trainer’s Association recognizes this and emphasizes the medical components of the athletic training profession and the variety of athletic training settings. The goal of any athletic trainer is to enhance the quality of health of athletes and those who engage in physical activity within the community. Their ultimate goal is injury prevention.
Each certified athletic trainer (ATC) at the UVMC Center for Sports Medicine also is licensed by the state of Ohio (LAT) and works with area schools to provide injury care and prevention, on-field evaluations and education to coaches and athletes.
Annette Bair, MS, is the athletic trainer at Miami East High School; Stephanie Burdette, MEd, athletic trainer at Edison Community College and assistant athletic trainer at Piqua High School; Amanda Ingold, MS, athletic trainer at Bradford and Newton high schools; Mark Houle, MEd, athletic trainer at Covington High School; Ryan Ingley, BS, athletic trainer at Milton-Union High School; Joyce Kastl, MA, athletic trainer at Graham High School; Corinne Lyons, MA, Lead Athletic Trainer for the UVMC Center for Sports Medicine and Russia High School; Tiffany Rhoades, BS, assistant athletic trainer at Troy High School; Aaron Schlotterbeck, MBA, athletic trainer at Tippecanoe High School; Christine Campo, BS, athletic trainer at Troy Christian High School; Brian Edwards, MS; Gretchen Giacomo, MS; and Amee Rose, BS, pool athletic trainer at the Center for Sports Medicine.
Athletic training services are extended to several community events such as the Troy Strawberry Festival Soccer Tournament, Jeff Warrick Poultry Days Ultimate Classic, Troy Classic on the Square, Mardi Gras Cheer and Dance and numerous other special events throughout the year. Athletic trainers provide OHSAA Wrestling Weight Certifications for area wrestlers, Ohio Department of Education Pupil Activity Validation Courses and CPR training for area interscholastic coaches.
The Center for Sports Medicine also utilizes athletic trainers to assist and staff their summer Explosive Speed and Power (ESP) and Explosive Speed and Power Jr. (ESP Jr.) programs, as well as, the Sportsmetrics™ knee injury prevention program.
The UVMC Center for Sports Medicine is located at the Hyatt Center at 450 N. Hyatt St., Suite 102, Tipp City. For more information on programs offered, call (937) 440-7152 or (937) 667-2614.