Athletic Training

A certified athletic trainer is a qualified health care professional educated and experienced in the management of health care problems associated with physical activity. In cooperation with physicians and other health care personnel, the certified athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, and other health care settings.

The certified athletic trainer functions in cooperation with medical personnel, athletic personnel, individuals involved in physical activity, parents, and guardians in the development and coordination of efficient and responsive athletic health care delivery systems.

We have two orthopedic surgeons on staff that provides full-spectrum orthopedic services and injury prevention. We are the largest sports injury program in the region.

Visit our Orthopedics pages to learn more about orthopedic care offered at Winneshiek Medical Center.

WMC Athletic Trainers in the Rehab Gym
WMC Athletic Trainers serve six area schools and Luther College.

Schools We Serve

Winneshiek Medical Center has full time certified athletic trainers on staff covering  area high schools/colleges, including:

  1. Decorah
  2. South Winneshiek
  3. Turkey Valley
  4. Postville
  5. Mabel-Canton
  6. Spring Grove
  7. Luther College

Athletic Training Assessment

When your well child check includes a request for filling out an athletic physical form, your child is eligible for a FREE athletic training assessment provided by WMC Athletic Trainers.  The assessment covers:

  • Joint flexibility and strength
  • Posture
  • Joint stability
  • Injury history review
  • Information on strength and conditioning

The assessment will follow the well child/athletic physical appointment and take approximately 10-15 minutes.

Sports Camps

Sports Excel Camp

Sports Excel is an introductory strength training program designed for junior high and high school athletes. The students meet three days a week for an hour for six weeks. During this time they will be supervised by a certified athletic trainer and strength and conditioning specialist who will design a lifting program specialized to the needs of each individual based on the sports that they participate in. Proper lifting techniques are taught and enforced to ensure the safety of each athlete.  Call 563-387-3031 for upcoming dates.

SPEED Camp

SPEED is a speed and agility program designed for junior high and high school athletes. The students meet for one hour sessions, two days a week for six weeks. During this time they are supervised by a certified athletic trainer and strength and conditioning specialist who designs a speed program specialized to the needs of each individual based on their chosen sports. Proper technique is taught and enforced to gain maximal potential. The athletes are put through agility and over-speed drills to help with footwork and quickness on the field.  Call 563-387-3031 for upcoming dates.

Saturday Sports Injury Clinic

Winneshiek Medical Center covers six area high schools, and during the fall sports season each year, we provide a free Saturday sports clinic to all our high schools. Any athlete who may be injured or needs care is welcome. You will be seen by a certified athletic trainer who will evaluate the injury and decide the best course of action to get you back out onto the field safely and quickly. This clinic is open from 9-11 am at the Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine Clinic at Winneshiek Medical Center.

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