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Sports Medicine & Athletic Training
PEAK Sport and Spine Physical Therapy’s comprehensive and industry-leading Sports Medicine Program is tailored to meet the physical demands of the athlete, the weekend warrior, and the performing artist. Sport-specific programs are developed to help athletes of all performance levels with the following:
- Restore function
- Decrease pain
- Increase strength and flexibility
- Injury prevention and education
- Optimize performance
Our Certified Trainers
Sports Education Program
In the Classroom
Our Athletic Trainers provide services to local high schools and colleges, not only on-field and in the training room, but in the classroom as well. Several high schools provide a Sports Medicine class for students interested in athletic training, or other allied health care professions. The sports medicine class covers an array of topics from basic anatomy to in-depth injuries, prevention, to rehabilitation. Athletic trainers also collaborate with school nurses and administrators when a student-athlete sustains an injury, for a proper “return-to-learn” protocol to help those athletes not only heal but also return to the classroom and keep up with their grades.
On the Field
Our athletic trainers provide services to almost all of the central Missouri high schools. A large part of an athletic trainer’s role is providing “On-Field” services to keep athletes safe. An athletic trainer is generally the first person an injured athlete sees during practice and/or competition. Our athletic trainers in the secondary school setting, collaborate and facilitate with each other each year to provide the similar and the best care for our athletes. During the collaboration each year, all the athletic trainers train and implement our policies and procedures, along with emergency action plans for each venue or athletic event.
Several athletic trainers in central Missouri are also Preceptors or clinical supervisors for college students in athletic training. Peak Sport and Spine’s Sports Medicine Team has been a provider of those services with Central Methodist University for over 15 years. We provide the students with their final skills in preparation for the workforce and their Board Certifications.