The professionals of Via Christi Sports Medicine work together to help area athletes of all ages safely perform at their peak. Our team is focused on preventing injuries and delivering the highest quality athletic training services for athletes and individuals with sports or recreation related injuries.
Athletic trainers are an important team member in the treatment of a sports related injury. Athletic trainers work closely with the athlete, physicians, coaches and parents providing daily supervision of rehabilitation and reconditioning programs. The final goal of this process is safely returning the student athlete to sports participation. In addition, these programs may reduce the risk of re-injury or may even prevent a more serious injury in the future.
Via Christi's board certified athletic trainers possess a minimum of a bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university, have successfully completed extensive clinical affiliations and passed the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification written and practical examinations. They must also maintain a license with the Kansas Board of Healing Arts to legally practice in the state. This credentialing demonstrates that our athletic trainers are qualified to care for the athlete by providing injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation in cooperation with the medical center's physicians
Via Christi Sports Medicine Services
Athletic Event Coverage
- Injury Evaluation, Treatment and Rehabilitation Muscle and Joint Testing Pre-Participation Physical Examinations for High School Athletes Educational Programs Strength and Conditioning Programs Foot Orthotics Consultation for Athletic Bracing
Via Christi Sports Medicine proudly supports St. Mary's Colgan and Pittsburg USD 250 athletics.
Via Christi Wellness Services is open to the community and provides members comprehensive wellness services. By providing specific programming, education and awareness activities, we will assist members in gaining the basis and means for implementing positive lifestyles and lifestyle changes. Our goals are to improve our member's health and to heighten community awareness of wellness. We accomplish these goals by assisting each individual to assess his or her present lifestyle, recommending lifestyle choices consistent with good health and high-level wellness and providing services, programs and education that supports positive lifestyle choices.
Community Wellness/Fitness Services Membership Benefits
- Use of Exercise Facility -Located in the Rehabilitation Services Building at #1 Med Center Circle
- Participation in local Health/Wellness Fairs
- Incentive Programming for Healthy Habits
8am to 6:30pm Monday- Friday 8am to 11am Saturdays Closed Sundays and Holidays
*Entry into Via Christi Wellness Services requires an initial assessment and orientation performed by our qualified staff or exercise specialist. There is a separate nominal fee for this assessment in addition to the monthly participation fees. Please call for details.