Free Athletic Training Services Provided to Local Middle and High Schools
Throughout the Gorge
Mid-Columbia Medical Center helps local athletes win on and off the field.
As part of our mission to spread health and wellness throughout the community,
MCMC provides free athletic training services to 8 local middle and high
schools. Our services include injury prevention, triage, rehabilitation
and concussion care.
To get our local athletes back on the field as quickly and safely as possible,
our 5-part program offers the following benefits:
Five MCMC staff members work together to keep student athletes at these
schools safe and healthy through the year-round sports seasons.
Our certifiend athletic trainers provide injury prevention programs, sideline
injury triage/care, and post-injury rehabilitation in collaboration with
MCMC therapy services.
Strength and Conditioning
Certified athletic trainers provide in-school strength, conditioning and
injury prevention classes, which has led to athletes becoming bigger,
stronger and faster.
We currently assist 5 local schools directly with these classes and have
enjoyed watching enrollment soar and the number of classes increase year-over-year.
Coaches report high levels of satisfaction with the increasing athleticism
and speed development of their players.
Our certified athletic trainers have teamed with MCMC doctors, physician
assistants, physical therapists, and emergency medicine providers to develop
comprehensive concussion management programs.
Our goal is to return athletes to school and sports safely and efficiently,
while ensuring that every student has an advocate looking out for their
best interests. Thanks to our success, other local schools and community
care organizations have adopted portions of it as part of their concussion
We also partner with the Oregon School Activities Association (OSAA) to
provide free state-mandated IMPact baseline and post-concussion screening
at no cost to schools or families.
Summer Strength Camps
Each year MCMC offers a series of free 8-week strength, conditioning and
injury prevention camps to area youth.
We currently run camps in Dufur, The Dalles, Hood River and White Salmon.
Camps are open to any local youth in grades 6-12.
Camps have an emphasis on fun, camaraderie and inclusivity, and are meant
to help prevent common non-contact sports injuries such as hamstring pulls,
ACL tears and ankle sprains by improving strength and athleticism.
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MCMC Care Pathway
MCMC certified athletic trainers work closely with a comprehensive team
of MCMC orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists, and pediatric and family
To get young athletes back on the field as quickly and safely as possible,
we are usually able to schedule a visit with necessary providers in 1-3
days. This streamlined approach results in quicker and safer return to play.
In addition, we participate in community events like The Dalles Youth Football games,
the Pig Bowl,
Babe Ruth and
JBO baseball and sponsor many local athletic organizations.