Programs & Services:
Orthopedics, Sports Medicine
Trinity Sports Medicine has over fifteen years of experience caring for the physically active population in the Minot area. What began as a small department of two athletic trainers and a physical therapist has exploded into multiple departments including:
• Athletic Training
• Outpatient Physical Therapy
• Exercise Physiology
• Family Practice/Sports Medicine
• Networked with Orthopedic Associates
The Sports Medicine team provides athletic training contracted coverage to every school within 24 miles of the Minot area as well as university, professional and amateur athletics. The athletic trainers travel to the schools on a weekly/daily basis for pre-game or practice preparation, injury evaluation, injury treatment and, when necessary, referral to additional medical attention. The presence of the Sports Medicine athletic training staff at the schools helps ease the minds of parents, coaches and administration and ensures that proper medical treatment is being provided for the athletic injuries. It also ensures the athletes are returned quickly and safely to competition.
District, regional and state high school tournament activities are also a part of the medical coverage of the Sports Medicine Staff. Past medical contract coverage has included local private and amateur sporting events such as Prairie Rose Games, State Amateur Basketball and National Softball Tournaments to name a few.
The Athletic Trainers at Trinity are allied health professionals certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association Board of Certification. They must possess a minimum of a four-year bachelors degree including extensive training in athletic injury evaluation, treatment and care. This training includes hands-on training with athletes for a minimum of three years while studying toward their degree in college. The athletic trainers must also be licensed by the state of North Dakota. Trinity also requires the athletic trainers to be first aid and CPR certified as well as possess specialized training in specific athletic-related emergency protocols.
Dawn Mattern, M.D.
The addition of Sports Medicine Physician Dawn Mattern, M.D. to the team has added an element of physician care unavailable in any other sports medicine program in the region. Dr. Mattern is located within the offices of Trinity's Orthopedic Associates providing fast and efficient overall treatment options for any sports-related injury, whether surgery- or illness-related. Trinity Sports Medicine is proud to have the region's only Family Practice Sports Medicine Specialist on our staff. Dr. Dawn Mattern is board certified in Family Practice and fellowship trained in Sports Medicine. A graduate of the University of North Dakota School of Medicine and Health Sciences in Grand Forks, she completed her residency in Family Medicine at UND's Minot Center for Family Medicine, where she received the Resident of the Year Faculty Award. She completed her sports medicine fellowship at Ohio State University. During her tenure there she served as team physician at the Ohio State University Sports Medicine Center.
How to Contact Us
To inquire on the possibility of contracting Trinity Sports Medicine for a sporting event, please call 857-5286 and ask for the Sports Medicine Coordinator. You may also be able to make an appointment for a free athletic injury assessment at the same number.