Certified Athletic Trainer Kelsey Scheerer has been recruited to provide injury care and performance improvement training techniques for Upper Sandusky High School student athletes starting with fall sports camps.
Scheerer will work with coaches and athletes in all sports for on-site medical care for practices and games or matches. She will treat and manage sports injuries, illnesses and conditions; and coordinate care with UrgentCare, the Emergency Department and medical and rehabilitative specialists at Wyandot Memorial Hospital as needed. She will also provide concussion prevention and management, and streamline return-to-play to keep athletes safe and in the game.
The hospital’s SportsCare program has partnered with USHS to have a certified athletic trainer as part of the athletic staff. As a healthcare professional, an athletic trainer is responsible for injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
Scheerer earned a Bachelor of Science degree in athletic training from the University of Toledo College of Health Sciences. She did clinical rotations with a variety of sports at the University of Toledo, St. John’s Jesuit High School and Anthony Wayne High School. She completed a one-year residency at Orthopedic Specialists of North Carolina, where she served as an assistant to an orthopedic specialist and the athletic trainer at CASL Club Soccer and North Carolina FC Men’s Professional Soccer Team.
Scheerer is board certified by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and licensed by the Ohio Board of Athletic Trainer Examiners. She is certified in American Red Cross CPR and AED.
For more information about SportsCare or athletic training at USHS, contact Scheerer by phoning the WMH Physical and Occupational Therapy office at WMH at 419-294-4991, extension 2269, or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.