Ministry Sports Medicine in Stevens Point
We are proud to provide Sports Medicine coverage to these area schools:
Preventive Sports Medicine
Ministry Point Sports Medicine Center offers preventive services including flexibility training, strength training, and exercise prescription. We evaluate your physical abilities – strengths and weaknesses. Then, we design a personalized exercise program to address your unique physical needs. In addition, the center is equipped to handle many routine medical needs such as sports/school physicals.
Our center brings together multiple medical specialties with specific expertise needed to treat injuries and conditions common to athletes. We use the latest methods of evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation for athletic injuries from accidents, overuse, or incorrect form, as well as other common sports medicine concerns.
Click on the links below for a list of common sports medicine related injuries.
American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine (AOSSM)
American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM)
National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA)
Ministry Medical Group specialists are available for evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries and illnesses. You can make an appointment by calling 715.342.7800.
Sports Medicine Support Line
Whether a coach, athlete, or parent, you have access to the answers you need to take the first step towards recovery. If you need immediate medical advice following an athletic injury, call 715.342.7800.
We work with you to develop and maintain individualized fitness programs that you can do at home, school, and/or an athletic club. A variety of braces, splints, and orthotics are immediately available. For more information, call 715.346.5190.
School Outreach Program
A certified athletic trainer is available to schools 2-4 times per week to assist the coaches and athletes with sports injuries, and act as a liaison with the coach, athlete, parent, and physician. Call 715.346.5190 for more details about this program.
If you are interested in attending our Sports Medicine Workshops or one of our Community courses, please call 715.342.7800 or 715.346.5190. Members of our staff are also available for speaking engagements upon request.
If you would like a FREE copy of our newsletter, Performance Points, with information about athletic injuries, helpful exercise tips, book reviews, and the latest news about new products mailed to your home, just call Ministry Point Medicine Center at 715.342.7800.
Ministry Sports Medicine's Certified Athletic Trainers and Physicians are available for evaluation and treatment of athletic injuries and illnesses. You can make an appointment by calling 715.342.7800.
Why Ministry Sports Medicine?
Today, participation in organized sports and athletic pursuits begins earlier in life and continues later. Whether you are male or female, young or old, play sports for competition or recreation, Ministry Sports Medicine has services to benefit you!
Ministry Sports Medicine in Stevens Point has a reputation in Central Wisconsin as a provider of premiere sports medicine services to area high schools and college athletic departments. In addition, we help recreational athletes of all ages extend their active lives and enjoy their activities more. Even people who don’t consider themselves athletes are involved in physical activity every day. If you are an active person, we offer innovative exercise for the treatment and rehabilitation of muscle and joint problems.
Working with you from step one
We will help you with every challenge your injury presents: from treating your acute injury with prompt, professional care, to designing an appropriate and effective rehabilitation program, and finally to return you to your desired activity as quickly and safely as possible. Ministry Sports Medicine is dedicated to keeping active people in motion.
We strive to work with the whole person and not just “the injury.” Your program will be designed to suit your personal needs to help you achieve your goals. Although state-of-the-art equipment may be used in your therapy to speed your recovery, you will also be an active participant in your rehabilitation by working with a specifically designed home exercise program.
Sports Medicine Team
Physical Therapists and Certified Athletic Trainers
Adam Wirtz, DPT
Adam Wirtz, DPT has been a physical therapist at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital and a member of the Ministry Point Sports medicine Center team since June 2011. Adam received his B.S. in Biology form Concordia University Wisconsin in 2008 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy degree from the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse in May 2011.
He has had varied clinical experiences, including an internship with the Milwaukee Brewers during the summer of 2010 in Phoenix, AZ. He is a current member of the American Physical Therapy Association, and is also the lead author of a recently published research article entitled “Patellofemoral joint stress during running in females with and without patellofemoral pain”.
His clinical interests include the shoulder, knee, and ankle joints along with custom-made foot orthotics. Adam is excited to be a member of the sports medicine team He enjoys cheering for the Packers and Brewers, and enjoys hunting, fishing and playing sports.
Jennifer (Jen) Day, PT, ATC
Jennifer (Jen) Day, PT, ATC, joined Ministry Sports Medicine staff in June of 2003 as a physical therapist and certified athletic trainer. Jen graduated with a BS in biology in 1999 and her Master’s Degree in Physical Therapy from UW-LaCrosse in 2001. Jen sees patients in the Ministry Saint Michael's Hospital outpatient rehabilitation services department and serves as the athletic trainer for Rosholt High School. She is an American Physical Therapy Association credentialed Clinical Instructor. She also serves as a Clinical Preceptor for the University of Wisconsin—Stevens Point athletic training students. She is certified as an ITAT (Impact Trained Athletic Trainer). Jen has clinical interest in sports medicine as well as overhead throwing and softball pitching. Jen served as the UW-Stevens Point assistant softball coach for three years and enjoys playing softball.
Jodi Waltenberg, ATC, MS
Jodi Waltenberg, ATC, MS, joined the staff at Ministry Sports Medicine as a certified athletic trainer in 1999 after working as a clinical and outreach athletic trainer at High Plains Sports Medicine Center in Hays, Kansas and Covenant Medical Center in Waterloo, IA. Jodi received her BS in Athletic Training from Minnesota State University–Mankato in 1991 and her MS in Counseling from Fort Hays State University in 1993. Jodi provides outreach athletic training services to Amherst High School and community events. She sees patients in the outpatient rehabilitation services department of Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital. Jodi serves as a Clinical Preceptor for UWSP athletic training students. She is certified as an ITAT (Impact Trained Athletic Trainer). Jodi has clinical interest in ACL prevention and shoulder rehabilitation. Her other interests include: Redwings hockey, crafts and motorcycles.
Kelly Ashbeck, DPT
Kelly Ashbeck, DPT has been a staff physical therapist at Ministry Saint Michael’s Hospital and has been working at our Plover location since April 2008. He joined the Ministry Point Sports Medicine Center team in the Spring of 2010. Kelly received his B.S. in Sociology in 2005 and his Doctorate of Physical Therapy in UW-La Crosse in 2008. He is an APTA Credentialed Clinical Instructor with interests in general orthopaedics, sports medicine, and custom-made foot orthotics. Kelly is excited to expand Sports Medicine into the Plover satellite. He enjoys playing softball and is a big Brewer and Packer fan. He is also a U.S. history buff and loves music.
Linda Haller, ATC
Linda Haller, ATC, joined Ministry Sports Medicine as a certified athletic trainer in June 2008. After graduating from UW-Stevens Point with a major in athletic training and a minor in strength and conditioning in 2007, she worked one year in Wausau prior to joining the staff at Ministry Sports Medicine. Linda provides outreach athletic training services to Stevens Point Area Senior High School (SPASH) and numerous community events. She is certified as an ITAT (Impact Trained Athletic Trainer). She serves as a Clinical Preceptor for UWSP athletic training students. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, biking, playing tennis, camping and spending time with her family.
Related Sports Information
Certified Athletic Trainer Outreach Services
What Do Certified Athletic Trainers Do?
- Perform on-site evaluation of injuries.
- Establish protocols for emergency treatment.
- Serve as a liaison for coaches, parents, and physicians.
- Initiates and supervise exercise and rehabilitation programs.
- Design and institute strength, flexibility, and conditioning programs before and during the sport’s season.
- Provides event coverage at local schools.
ATC’s render immediate on-site injury care, and provide suggestions for home care and follow-up. In addition, we address concerns regarding strengthening, nutrition and conditioning.
Should an injury occur, our ATC’s can evaluate the condition, provide immediate professional services, and help you decide the next steps to take in your child’s care.
ATC’s allow you to focus on your job while taking the worry of injuries away. ATC’s attend to injuries, address safety concerns and make suggestions for future injury prevention.
ATC’s enhance your school or organization’s program by spotlighting your commitment to safety and injury care.
To provide immediate, on-site medical attention, Ministry Point Sports Medicine Center offers access to Certified Athletic Trainers, who can attend practices, games/competitions, or special events for schools or organizations. Call 715.346.5190 or 715.342.7800 for more information about how to arrange for Certified Athletic Trainers to cover your athletic events.
824 Illinois Avenue *
Stevens Point, WI 54481