St. Croix Regional Sports Medicine provides many services to the local schools and their communities. More information about all the services can be found below. Services they offer are:
- Athletic Training
- Sports Physicals- performed at the schools
- Sports Performance Enhancement Summer Program
- Student Athletic Training Assistant Program
- ACL Prevention Program
St. Croix Regional Sports Medicine has Athletic Training contracts with the following schools:
- Chisago Lakes High School
- Frederic High School
- Siren High School
- St. Croix Falls High School
- Unity High School
- Webster High School
We provide an Athletic Trainer at the above schools for athletic practices and event coverage. An Athletic Trainer is on-site Monday through Friday preventing and treating injuries during the school year.
They also cover home sporting events, prioritizing event coverage by contact versus non-contact sports deemed highest risk by the NCAA catastrophic injury response rate.
An Athletic Trainer is a licensed health care professional helping to optimize activity and participation for student athletes. Athletic training encompasses:
- Injury/illness prevention and wellness protection
- Clinical evaluation and diagnosis
- Immediate and emergency care
- Treatment and rehabilitation
- Organizational and professional health and well-being
All Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) must graduate from an accredited university that is recognized by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association. Our Athletic Trainers work under the direction of our team physician, Dr. Patrick McDonough. Dr. McDonough is a sports medicine specialty physician. Our team approach to care is what makes our program so successful.
Dates/Times of Physicals:
Frederic School District: Monday, April 8 4:30-6:30pm
Saint Croix Falls School District: Wednesday, April 10 4:00-6:00pm
Webster School District: Wednesday, April 17 3:30-5:30pm
Physicals are open to student-athletes grades 5-12 in need of a sports physical.
$20 per physical- ALL proceeds go back to the school’s Athletics/Athletic Training Departments!! Checks can be made payable to SCRMC.
How to Sign Up?
- Sign up at your school’s main office on our sign-up sheets OR
- Call your school’s main office OR email your athletic trainer:
Unity: 715-825-2131 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Frederic: 715-372-4223 or email@example.com
Saint Croix Falls: 715-483-9823 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Webster: 715-866-4282 or email@example.com
What should you bring?
Student-athletes should bring filled out & signed physical forms to their appointment. Parents do not need to be present, as long as physical form is filled out & signed by them. Physical packets can be picked up in the schools office or printed below.
Sports Performance Enhancement Program
This program was created by Athletic Trainers, Physical Therapists, and Performance Enhancement Specialists using the latest performance enhancement techniques and methods for training. The program is designed to improve athletic performance, including functional strength, speed, agility, quickness, flexibility, coordination, and power.
We will teach individuals proper body mechanics for improving efficiency and preventing injuries during athletic activities.
Pre-training tests will be performed to establish each athlete’s baseline performance ability. Individuals will perform a wide variety of exercises using agility ladders, mini hurdles, cone drills, resistance bands, plyometric boxes, and medicine balls. At the conclusion of the training program we will assess their post training performance improvements by performing post training tests and comparing pre and post tests times.
Individuals will also be given information about proper nutrition for the development of sports performance including pre and post exercise nutrition.
The program will run 2 times per week for 6 weeks. Each session will last approximately 60-90 minutes.
Summer 2013 Details
This summer we split the camp into 2 sessions. With summer vacations and numerous sports camps it is hard to plan for 6 straight weeks of a camp. You can choose either session or you can participate in both! There is a discounted price for participating in both. Cost for 1 session is $35. Cost for both sessions is $65. A Tshirt is included with camp attendance! Students can attend a camp at a different location than the school they attend. This camp is intended for high school and middle school athletes.
Unity High School
Session 1: June 10-June 27 Session 2: July 8-July 25
Frederic High School
Session 1: June 10-June 27 Session 2: July 8-July 25
Siren High School
Session 2 ONLY: July 8-July 25
Webster High School
Session 1 ONLY: June 10-June 27
If interested in signing up please contact firstname.lastname@example.org, email@example.com, or firstname.lastname@example.org or call 715-483-0498. If your high school is hosting a camp you can also sign up with your Athletic Trainer. Brochures are available at the high schools.
ACL Prevention Program
This program is, currently, being offered to our area schools to help decrease injuries. There is strong evidence that neuro-muscular training can decrease the frequency of injuries in athletes.Our goal of this program is to use an evidence-based approach to decrease non-contact knee and ankle injuries in our athletes.
This program is designed to be used as a 15-20 minute warm-up at the beginning of selected practices in place of the usual warm-up. The routine, length of time and exercises used, is adjusted as needed per team.
The ACL prevention program begins with 12-15 training sessions during the first month, then decreasing sessions to once per week during the season. The design of the program is geared toward dynamic warm ups, jump training, balance training, and strength training.
The quality of exercise patterns is extremely important and overrides increased quantity of exercise patterns. Activities are modified throughout the program as athlete’s and teams progress. The program is intended to help create an awareness of movement patterns, strengthening within these patterns, and proprioceptive techniques to increase success in athletics.
Student Athletic Training Assistant Program
St Croix Regional Sports Medicine is giving students at high schools we hold an athletic training contract with an incredible opportunity to become a Student Athletic Training Assistant. This opportunity will allow students to work side by side their high school Certified Athletic Trainer. They will learn what it means to be a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC), the ATCs role in sports injuries, and what career options they have in sports medicine.
Interested students will fill out an application for each season they are interested in working – Fall, Winter, and/or Spring. The program will have requirements each student will need to meet to gain a letter and/or a school credit. This will be a great learning experience for any student who is interested in a potential career in sports medicine and to find out what happens behind the scenes when a player is injured. Interested students, or parents of students, should contact their school Certified Athletic Trainer.