St. Francis employs certified athletic trainers as the outreach action arm of the sports medicine programs. The certified athletic trainers act as liaisons between the sports medicine physicians, rehabilitation professionals, coaches, and parents of the area athletes.
The athletic trainers also provide game coverage, make scheduled visits to schools and practices, and provide injury triage and treatment at athletic competitions. The athletic trainers are able to facilitate and prepare the way for the injured athlete to receive physician services at the St. Francis Orthopedics and Sports Medicine walk in clinic if the injured athlete desires.
The St. Francis athletic trainers bring an important mix of backgrounds to their positions. Not only do they have the medical background and credentialing to provide quality Certified Athletic Training Services, but they have coaching backgrounds from the high school and junior college levels, as well. This unique experience combined with the St. Francis Orthopedics and Sports Medicine physician's sports specific training and experience, allows the injured athlete and coaches to be best served and the athlete to return to competition as early and as safely possible.
Schools served by outreach athletic training services:
Fairfax, Tarkio, Craig, Mound City, Nodaway Holt, South Holt, Savannah, North Andrew, King City, South Nodaway, West Nodaway, North Nodaway, Worth County, Jefferson, Northeast Nodaway, and Union Star.