Renewed efforts to provide specialized care to athletes at all levels of performance have led UofL Health to establish formal relationships at six local high schools, including duPont Manual High School, Doss High School, Holy Cross High School, Portland Christian, Martha Layne Collins, and Shelby County High School. UofL Health – Sports Medicine, in collaboration with UofL Physicians and UofL Health – Frazier Rehab Institute, will provide medical oversight and athletic training services for the schools’ sports programs.
“Shelby County Public Schools is incredibly fortunate to have a prestigious organization like UofL Health working with our student athletes, coaches, and athletic administrators,” said Dr. Sally Sugg, Superintendent for Shelby County Public Schools. “We value the health and well-being of all of our students and this partnership will ensure that our student athletes receive world class care.”
UofL Physician specialists providing sideline, as well as follow up medical care for players, include: David Caborn, M.D.; Jennifer Daily, M.D.; Lonnie Douglas, M.D.; Andrew Duffee, M.D.; Kevin Harreld, M.D.; Jordan Hilgefort, M.D.; Darryl Kaelin, M.D.; Logan Mast, M.D.; Paul B McKee IV, M.D.; Jon Newsom, M.D.; Neil Patil, M.D.; Edward Tillett, M.D.; Katherine Pohlgeers, M.D.; Brittany Richardson, M.D.
“Since finishing my Orthopedic Surgery fellowship in Sports Medicine in Birmingham over five years ago, and returning home to Louisville, I’ve been fortunate enough care for the DuPont Manual High School sports teams,” said Dr. Logan Mast, orthopedics and sports medicine, UofL Health – Sports Medicine. “From covering varsity football games, orchestrating surgery and rehabilitation through our excellent Frazier Rehab Physical Therapy and Athletic Training staff, I have thoroughly enjoyed giving back to the community by volunteering my time to improve both access to, and the quality of care available to our local athletes. It has been a blessing to have the support of the UofL Health administration regarding our initiative to broaden our care across the community.”
Chuck Haddaway, Athletic Director at Portland Christian shared that they are excited to partner with UofL Health for athletic trainer needs. “We know, in this partnership, that our student-athletes will be in great hands to help them develop and compete at their best,” said Haddaway. “We are also grateful for the education and best practices we will garner for our coaches and athletics staff through this collaboration.”
Recently, UofL Health announced sponsorship of Louisville Extreme Football, and through the organization’s Sports Medicine division will be pursuing additional community collaborations. Early this year, the organization sponsored the Tour de Lou bike race. Through support of these events and the care provided at the UofL Health – Sports Medicine Urgent Care clinic, the goal is to offer specialized medical care for the injured athlete to ensure they return to safe and optimal performance.
Frazier Rehab Institute is a longtime provider of training programs and medical support for community events, such as the Urban Bourbon, the Triple Crown of Running, Louisville Classic Cross-Country Meet, and lacrosse tournaments. Frazier Rehab offers several performance enhancement programs including Runner’s Edge, Golf Performance, and sports-focused functional movement screenings.