" I am a Pediatrician who specializes in Pediatric Emergency Medicine and have a personal interest in Sports Medicine. I have had the opportunity to work closely with Athletic Trainers as the mother of three teenage athletes. I have relied on them to provide the guidance for rehabbing injuries, for taping joints and providing guidance to prevent re-injury. I have also witnessed Athletic Trainers on the sidelines/court side making quick assessments of severity of injury and initiating therapy to prevent further injury."
"Professionally I have had the honor of working with an experienced Athletic Trainer as part of our comprehensive Sports Medicine program. This athletic trainer is a vital part of the assessment, therapeutic and educational team. Not only does she teach the patients/parents about the injury and rehab program but she plays a crucial part in the education of medical students, residents and fellows. Education of pediatric residents in the area of Sports Medicine is fundamentally important as more and more young children are becoming year-round athletes. Our Athletic Trainer provides the expertise we need when dealing with these young athletes."

-- Leslie Mihalov, MD
Chief of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Associate Director, Pediatric Residency Program, Children's Hospital, Columbus, OH

"I am a primary care sports medicine specialist and I work in the high school, college and clinic settings in sports medicine. I have worked closely with athletic trainers for 18 years. Athletic trainers play an indispensable role in the care of athletes in all of those settings. In the high school setting, the athletic trainers are frequently the main point person in initially evaluating and treating sports injuries. Athletic trainers have to be well-versed in treating problems from blisters to life-threatening problems such as heat illness and cardiac arrest. The key component is preparation for the worst problems that can occur."
"Athletic trainers need to disseminate information in an understandable way for parents, athletes and coaches. They play an essential role in patient information in the world of sports medicine. They also oversee rehabilitation, appropriate strength conditioning and nutritional programs."
"In summary, athletic trainers are an essential part of the health care team in sports medicine. They play a central role both by their actions and their preparation."

-- Joe Congeni, M.D.
Medical Director of Sports Medicine, Akron Children's Hospital, Akron, OH

Contact us about Ministry Door County Medical Center Athletic Trainers:
Sturgeon Bay:
Cherry Point Mall
1300 Egg Harbor Rd. - Suite #108
920-746-0410 or 800-236-1411

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