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Trinity Sports Medicine Expands to Williston Schools, Enhances Service to Minot School Athletes


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Date:  August 20th, 2013

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After 25 years of delivering sports medicine excellence to athletes in Minot and north central North Dakota, Trinity Sports Medicine is expanding its educational outreach to two Williston schools.

Coordinator Robyn Gust says Trinity has entered into cooperative agreements with Williston State College and Williston High School to provide sports medicine coverage to both schools.

“This expansion provides much needed allied healthcare to athletes at Williston State College and Williston High School,” Gust said.  “These schools previously had the benefit of only part-time sports medicine coverage or no coverage.”

Carrie Eder, a certified athletic trainer, has been employed by Trinity to staff the program.  A 2005 Williston Trinity Christian graduate, Eder graduated magna cum laude from Minot State University in 2012 as part of MSU's inaugural class of athletic trainers. Carrie worked part time at Williston State College in the past year, providing athletic training services to the Tetons.

Trinity also announced it has modified its agreement with the Minot Public Schools to augment its service, adding more visits to more schools, and offering a broader range of coverage at sporting events.

“Beginning this fall, Fred Spalding, a newly hired Trinity certified athletic trainer, will be on site at Central Campus for an hour a day right after school to care for student athletes,” Gust explained.  “Middle schools will be included with one visit per week scheduled.  Game coverage also will be expanded “ all contact and collision sporting events grades 9-12 will now have a certified athletic trainer present to care for the student athletes.”  Under the previous agreement event coverage was limited to varsity events.

Gust noted that during the past year her staff has been seeing an average of 20-25 athletes per day at Magic City Campus during a three and a half hour period.  “This expansion will result in better access for public school athletes and will supplement the athletic training room hours currently scheduled in the afternoons at Magic City Campus,” she said, adding, “By providing Sports Medicine services at more events and offering visits at Central Campus, athlete injury concerns can be addressed immediately during games and in a more timely fashion after school by offering an additional site for athlete care.”

Fred Spalding, originally from Idaho, earned his athletic training degree in 2008 from the University of
Idaho. He spent three years with MVP Physical Therapy and Clover Park High School in Lakewood, WA, later serving athletes at South Kitsap High School in Port Orchard. In the fall of 2012, Spalding moved back to Idaho to work as a sports medicine teacher and athletic trainer prior to joining Trinity Health.

About Trinity Sports Medicine
A service of Trinity Health, Trinity Sports Medicine provides a team approach to evaluating and treating sports injuries and consulting with athletes on preventive care. Team members include certified athletic trainers, orthopedic surgeons and the region's only fellowship-trained, board-certified sports medicine physician.


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