You can count on UofL Health – Sports Medicine to get you back in the game! We know injuries can keep you from optimal performance, and whether you are a professional or collegiate athlete, competing at the high school level, or preparing for your first 5K, the team at UofL Health – Sports Medicine is here to help. Our specialty-trained sports medicine providers can address injuries and performance issues at all levels of competition.
From sports-certified primary care physicians to our team of elite orthopedic and physical medicine specialists, as well as therapists and trainers from the renowned UofL Health – Frazier Rehab Institute, we can help athletes overcome injury and reach optimal athletic performance. That’s why professional athletes and collegiate programs count on our UofL Health Sports Medicine Institute team to tackle their injuries.
Athletes represent a special population of active individuals with additional goals and physical demands specific to their chosen sport. Having a complete understanding of the nature of sport is needed to safely return an injured athlete to play as soon as possible or to optimize the athlete’s fitness in order to reach full potential. UofL Physicians – Sports Medicine providers and therapists are specially trained to do these things.
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Certified Athletic Training
UofL Health – Sports Medicine offers certified athletic training support for professional, collegiate and high school sports programs, as well as for community events. Our Certified Athletic Trainers work directly with athletes in practice and competition to ensure optimal performance and quick recovery from any injury. They also work closely with team physicians, UofL Health provider and rehab specialists in an effort to offer seamless care. Our team is focused on helping athletes reach their highest performance potential, prevent injuries, and manage any needed injury care.
Athletic trainers (ATs) are an important part of the health care team. In collaboration with physicians, athletic trainers provide primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.
Taylor Zuberer, MS, LAT, ATC
Drew Miller, ATC
Billy Burns, MS, LAT, ATC
Jacob Brunemann, MS, ATC
Bianca Grimshaw, MS, ATC
Gretel Caballero, ATC
Kevin Brooks, ATC
Academics and Research
To find out more about our affiliation with UofL School of Medicine and the outstanding academics and research programs please visit: Department of Orthopedic Surgery.