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Holzer Sports Medicine supports local athletics

February 19, 2019
Kelly Roush, DC, is the director of Sports Medicine at Holzer Health System.

GALLIPOLIS, Ohio — Holzer Health System has been providing full-time certified athletic trainers to local area high schools for the past 20 years.

Currently, Holzer Sports Medicine collaborates with 12 local area high schools and the University of Rio Grande, supplying full-time athletic trainers as well as a team physician and/or practitioner for most of these schools.

At Holzer Health System, the sports medicine services include, but are not limited to, sports physicals, sports injury coverage of local athletic events, fitness programs, sports injury clinics in Gallipolis, Jackson, Pomeroy, Athens and Point Pleasant, West Virginia. Holzer provides a multidisciplinary approach to address the overall health of the athlete.

Holzer has Sports and Academic partnerships with Marshall University and Marshall Orthopaedics, Ohio University and the University of Rio Grande.

“Holzer genuinely cares about the people in this community,” said Dr. Kelly Roush, Holzer’s director of sports medicine. “We take an active role in the community and initiated the process of supplying certified athletic trainers to our local schools for quick emergency care and quality sports medicine services on site. The primary objective for Holzer is to keep the environment safe for every athlete, and to ensure that all participants are as healthy as possible.”

The Holzer Sports Medicine team provides sports injury coverage for local community events, including the Annual Hoop Project in Gallipolis; the Gus Macker Tournament in Athens, Ohio; the WSAZ Wrestling Tournament; West Virginia and Ohio State Football Playoff games; West Virginia Regional Wrestling Tournament skin checks; and the Ohio District Basketball Tournament.

They also provide coverage at local track meets, local youth events and camps for football, basketball, wrestling, volleyball, cheerleading, baseball/softball and gymnastics.

Holzer donates funding toward athletic training for local area schools for over two decades, including stadium and equipment donations for various functions.

Holzer continues to show support off the field by hosting science awards and providing scholarship opportunities for communities along with providing fair awards/sponsorships for seven local county fairs.

To learn more about Holzer Sports Medicine services, visit www.holzer.com/care-treatment/sports-medicine or call 740-446-5534.