Whether it’s preventing injuries or helping you recover after an injury, our licensed athletic trainers at St. Luke’s will get you back in the game. We'll tailor a treatment plan especially for you – to help you recover quickly and get back to the active
lifestyle you enjoy.
Serving Students in Our Community
In collaboration with the Providence
Orthopedics & Sports Medicine providers, St. Luke’s provides athletic training services to students at the following area high schools:
Central Valley High School - Kyle Walker, MS, LAT, ATCNorth Central High School - Autumn Rollins, LAT, ATC Mt. Spokane High School - Liz Gelhaus, MS, LAT Rogers High School - Keith Eggleston, LAT, ATC, ITAShadle Park High School - Lindsay Shelton, LAT, ATCUniversity High School - Scott Wardian, LAT, ATC, ITATEast Valley High School - New hire pending
Helping Patients Thrive
St. Luke’s athletic training services can help to treat a variety of conditions such as:
- ACL sprains and tears: The Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) is one of four ligaments in the knee that connects and keeps the knee bones stable. The severity of an ACL injury may result in surgery to regain full function.
- Ankle sprain: Ligaments that connect the ankle bones can often overstretch or tear, especially when the ankle is twisted inward. Injury to the ligaments can lead to bruising, swelling and be uncomfortable when putting weight on the joint.
- Concussion: A common brain injury caused by the head hitting against an object or objects striking the head. Often the injury results in a temporary loss of brain function, unconsciousness, a bad headache or altered levels of alertness.
- Muscle cramps: Most frequent in endurance athletes, muscle cramps and spasms are very painful and often occur during or after exercise. Treatment for muscle cramps can vary from person to person and may include stretching, massage, less intense
exercise and increasing fluids, electrolytes, sodium or potassium.
- Shin splints: Often occurs in runners and athletes who make frequent starts and stops, such as soccer and basketball players. Also known as Tibial Stress Syndrome, the ailment occurs when too much force is placed on the shinbone and tissues
that connect muscles to the bone. Most cases can be treated with ice and rest and prevented with proper footwear and less intense or modified exercise.
For more information about St. Luke’s athletic training services, please call (509) 473-6829.