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 students at Bellefontaine City Schools, Indian Lake Schools, Riverside Local Schools, Benjamin Logan Schools, West Liberty-Salem Schools, and Urbana City Schools.