Athletic trainers help student athletes prevent getting sidelined

Being involved in sports is an important part of many students’ lives. If you’re the parent of a student athlete, you can take comfort in the fact that Winona Health athletic trainers are on the sidelines watching out for your child.

Winona Health athletic trainers support students at six area high schools and Winona State University, along with several community athletic programs.

As medical professionals who specialize in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries, Certified Athletic Trainers are an important part of the Winona Health Orthopedic and Sports Medicine team. Athletic trainers work with athletes of all ages and are specially trained to recognize sports injuries including concussions.

“We work closely with Dr. Millis and Dr. Fletcher,” says Kelsey Hansen, MA, ATC. “On any given Friday night, you’ll find them down on the field with us as an extra set of eyes on the game. When they’re on the sidelines, it’s an extra layer of security for the athletes.”
Winona Health’s Sports Medicine program isn’t limited to student athletes.

Our experts serve athletes of all ages through every season. If an injury is limiting your performance or enjoyment, call: 507.474.3338.

Pictured above, Winona Health Athletic Trainers (l – r): Back row: Josh Dahl, MS, ATC; Heather Dayton, ATC; Mariah Sendelbach, ATC. Front row: Bill Jacobs, MS, ED, ATC; Kelsey Hansen, MA, ATC; Phil LaFleur MS, ATC.

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