Many patients don’t realize that our services extend far beyond time spent in the clinic or in surgery. We have an entire Outreach Program of dedicated athletic trainers providing services in communities throughout Nebraska – both large and small. In addition to all of the ways these individuals help our student athletes (traveling to schools, looking at injuries, and covering athletic events), they are also heavily involved in education and academia. Here is just a sampling of what some of our athletic trainers and sports medicine physicians have accomplished this year:
- Kurt Behrhorst, MAT, ATC and Dave Schultz, Med, ATC, CSCS served as hosts for a Union College Business Appreciation Breakfast on January 29, 2015. At this event, approximately 50 Lincoln business supporters attended. Nebraska Orthopedic and Sports Medicine was recognized for our work with Union College athletic program. At this event, Kurt was honored to give the morning’s prayer.
- Dave Schultz participated in a NSAA public service announcement on Concussions. This video played at the NSAA winter state championship venues and broadcasted on NET during the events.
- Dave Schultz was invited to attend the Nebraska Interscholastic Athletic Administrators Association Spring Awards Banquet March 11, 2015 to receive their Outstanding Service Award among other recipients.
- Dave Schultz presented at the Nebraska 8-Man Football Coaches Association Clinic on March 21, 2015 in Holdrege, NE on “Update on FB Helmets”.
- Dr. Aaron Bott, Dr. Robert Dugas, and Dave Schultz have attended Lincoln Public Schools’ Sports Medicine Advisory Committee to provide input on policy surrounding pre-participation physicals and to provide Return To Play Clearance for concussed athletes.
- Dr. Tom Heiser and Dave Schultz will meet with Lincoln Public Schools‘ athletic administration to provide materials and information on “Dietary Supplements” and “Sports Nutrition Guidelines” for all of their schools and coaches.
- Dr. Tom Heiser, in conjunction with a partnering CHI/St. Elizabeth athletic trainer, participated on the NSAA Sports Medicine Advisory Committee. Their input resulted in NSAA mandating their “Heat Acclimatization Guidelines,” and “Football Contact Restrictions at Practices” for all Nebraska High Schools beginning next school year.
For more information on our Sports Medicine Outreach Program or to contact a member of the Program’s team, click here.