Our Sports Medicine program provides a full range of sports medicine and athletic training services to athletes in the Wood County area. The program deals with the unique needs of athletes of all ages, ranging from middle and high school students, collegiate athletes at Bowling Green State University, to weekend warriors.
We are committed to the belief that the same quality care available to professional athletes should be given to each and every individual. Through an integrated approach with our patients, families and coaches, we strive to deliver on that principle.
Get Your Running Analysis
Video running analysis allows therapists to view frame-by-frame shots of running form and identify faulty running mechanics that may contribute to running related pain or injuries.
Free Sports Trauma Clinic
Wood County Hospital provides FREE evaluations on Saturday mornings from 8:30am -9:30am with a sports medicine physician and an athletic trainer from WCH Rehabilitation Services. This service is for scholastic-aged athletes with sports injuries that occur during the fall sports season.
2019 Fall dates:
August 10, 17, 24, 31
September 7, 14, 21, 28
October 5, 12, 19, 26
The clinic is free, but there may be fees for additional services, such as x-rays, casting, rehabilitation, lab tests, and other procedures. The clinic will be offered in the Wood County Hospital Medical Building, 960 W. Wooster, Suite 101. For more information or details call (419) 373-4154.
Our staff of certified and licensed athletic trainers work closely with high school athletes and coaches to prevent injuries, optimize performance, and return injured athletes to competition as soon as possible. They provide on-site coverage to Bowling Green, Eastwood and Elmwood high schools.
Digital recording allows therapists to analyze running gait at key points in the running cycle. This information can be used to prescribe running-specific exercises and to correct running form through video feedback and step rate manipulation training. Therapists educate patients on use of a metronome to improve running form and efficiency. This program is available as part of our physical therapy services or as a fee-based service for community members.
The Coaches Clinic is designed for coaches required to obtain a Pupil Activity Permit approved by the Ohio Department of Education. The Pupil Activity Permit is required for a pupil activity program that involves athletics, routine or required physical activity or activities with health and safety considerations.
Summer Sports Performance Training
Sports Performance Training is a summer program offered in June and July for teens ages 12 and older. The program is designed around the individual's schedule. Athletes will be grouped together in small groups for an hour-long session. Each athlete will be evaluated by an athletic trainer who will design a program to help take their performance skills to the max. The performance training could include:
- Weight Training
- Core Conditioning
- Plyometrics/Jump Training/Shuttle TNT
- Video Running Analysis