Ritchey Assigned to Upper Rams
Ritchey Assigned to Upper Rams

Ritchey Assigned to Upper Rams

Hospital

Certified Athletic Trainer Rowan Ritchey has been recruited to provide injury care and performance improvement training techniques for Upper Sandusky High School student athletes starting with fall sports practices.

The Upper Sandusky native returned to her hometown to work with coaches and athletes in all sports for on-site medical care for practices and games or matches. Ritchey 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 and other facilities 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.

Ritchey most recently served as the certified head athletic trainer at Coronado High School in Colorado Springs, where she was responsible for 38 Colorado High School Activities Association sports teams. She also worked as a certified athletic trainer at both Proactive Physical Therapy and FYX Sports in Monument. The position at Proactive provided clinical experience with non-athletic patients in contrast to the sports and training atmosphere of FYX.

Ritchey earned a Master of Sciences Degree in Sports Medicine: Athletic Training at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs after first receiving a Bachelor of Science in Education: Athletic Training from Bowling Green State University. She 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 First Aid, CPR and AED for the professional rescuer.

For more information about SportsCare or athletic training at USHS, contact Ritchey by phoning the WMH Therapy office at WMH at 419-294-4991, extension 2269, or emailing rritchey@wyandotmemorial.org.