The Athletic Training Team hosts an annual educational seminar for area coaches to provide updates on musculoskeletal injuries, preventative care skills and sports performance techniques. The Coaches Clinic is free of charge and hosted at multiple locations for the convenience of the coaches.
Evaluation of Acute and Chronic Musculoskeletal and General Medical Conditions
Acute injuries such as strains, sprains, ligament injuries and fractures can result from activities such as: changing direction quickly, collision, or falling during play. Chronic injuries such as tendinitis, patellofemoral pain, stress fractures and medial tibial stress syndrome develop over time from repetitive movements in sports. Our team will evaluate your injury and provide a treatment plan. We conveniently offer on-the-field and off-the field injury evaluations seven days per week.
Home Competition Coverage
As part of Wabash General Hospital's Sports Medicine Mission, we look to be the example of the highest level of service to those in which we provide athletic training services. Each year, our athletic training staff works closely with area athletic directors and coaches to provide home competition coverage for their schools. An on-site healthcare professional will evaluate and treat acute injuries and coordinate care if needed.
The Athletic Training Team provides two sites for sport physicals annually in the summer months. Sport physicals are required each year per IHSA guidelines. During physicals, if a musculoskeletal issue arises or a movement deficit is detected, the athletic trainers collaborate a plan of care with an on-site Wabash General Hospital provider. Sport physical locations are at Mt. Carmel High School and Edwards County High School. Any athlete in Southeastern Illinois region is welcome to utilize these events.
Strength and Conditioning Program and Sports Performance
It is important for athletes to maintain and improve strength and conditioning during the in-season or off-season of their competitive sport. As part of the strength and conditioning expansion of our Athletic Training Program, the Sports Performance Program focuses on proper movement patterns, core stability, agility/conditioning and overall strength training with proper instruction on weight lifting techniques. Our program can be tailored to teams or organizations of any age group and physical activity level. If interested, contact Sarah Turner for scheduling and rates.