Above: Athletic trainer Todd Fagan, who oversees the health of the WSU men’s basketball players, talks about going to the Final Four.
Via Christi Sports Medicine Athletic Trainers
The year 2013 was an exciting year for Wichita State University, with the men’s basketball team reaching the Final Four and the women’s team making their first NCAA tournament appearance.
Right there with them were Via Christi Sports Medicine certified athletic trainers, providing medical care to WSU’s student athletes.
Via Christi has a staff of five athletic trainers who oversee five graduate assistants. Together, they are dedicated to working with the WSU men’s and women’s basketball, volleyball, track and field, baseball, softball, tennis and golf teams.
In addition to WSU, Via Christi’s Sports Medicine program provides athletic trainers to Newman University, which recently inducted the program into the Newman University Sports Hall of Fame, as well as with the Wichita Thunder hockey team, the Wichita Wings indoor soccer team, the Wichita Wingnuts baseball team and the Wichita Wild professional indoor football team.
Via Christi athletic trainers also work with local high schools including Wichita, Maize, Maize South, Bishop Carroll and The Independent School.
The sports medicine program is overseen by medical director Mark Stovak, MD, orthopedic director Kenneth Jansson, MD, Andrew Porter, DO, and Richard Leu, MD, all of whom are practiced in the most up-to-date methods of treating musculoskeletal injuries and other medical problems affecting performance.