The Board of Education in Kentucky’s Anderson County recently named KORT Physical Therapy as the provider of sports medicine services to students in the county’s school district, according to a news release from KORT Physical Therapy.
The school district includes Anderson County Middle School (ACMS) and Anderson County High School (ACHS).
“In addition to immediate, quality healthcare services at games, matches and practices, the KORT trainers will also educate students and parents about healthy lifestyles, proper nutrition, and safe exercise regimens that can help them stay healthy throughout their lives,” says ACHS Athletic Director Rick Sallee, in the release.
Sallee notes in the release that an added benefit is that athletic trainers can assess an injury to determine proper referral and eliminate unnecessary emergency room and physician visits, which can be costly to parents.
According to KORT Director of Sports Medicine Doug Means in the release, the practice will provide the following services: a 40-hour-per-week NATA-certified athletic trainer; coverage for practices and games for fall, winter, and spring sports; and coverage for middle school if not working high school and on as-needed basis.
Additional services KORT will provide are: records of treatment for injuries and rehabilitation procedures; consultation on equipment and program design; clinics for students, parents, and coaches; and functional movement screens.
More services will include: baseline concussion testing, parent educational sessions, coaching education, and consultation/assessment on minor injuries and follow-up with student athletes, the release continues.
These services will be available for all Kentucky High School Athletic Association-sanctioned sporting events and practices hosted by Anderson County Schools, Sallee states in the release.
According to the release, KORT has provided outpatient physical and occupational therapy services in Kentucky and Southern Indiana for more than 27 years. Its certified athletic trainers provide services to more than 30 high schools and colleges in the area.
[Source: KORT Physical Therapy]