From pulled muscles to broken bones, athletic injuries can be difficult – especially for high school players who may not have experience caring for injuries. Established in 2009, St. Dominic’s Sports Medicine program is a unique and valuable community program which provides Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) to local high schools at no cost to the schools. The program is designed to create a safe, yet competitive environment for athletes while upholding St. Dominic Hospital’s Christian mission of healing and emphasis on communication, community and service.
St. Dominic’s Sports Medicine provides injury prevention, risk management, injury recognition, evaluation and treatment to several local schools. We also offer educational opportunities, teaching students, parents and coaches about the latest in management of athletic injuries and overall healthy lifestyle choices that promote the overall health and wellness of the athlete.
Matt Weisenberger, Certified athletic trainer, is a 1996 graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi, and has several years of experience in the junior college and secondary school settings. He is a CPR instructor through the American Heart Association and has served as Sports Medicine coordinator at St. Dominic’s since 2009.
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