The goal of our sports medicine program is to get each patient back to the highest level of physical activity possible, whether that means returning to a daily two-mile jog or reporting for grade school, collegiate or professional practice. Our team includes orthopedic surgeons, family & internal medicine specialists, physical therapists, athletic trainers and fitness experts, who work together to tailor treatment plans to each patient's needs.
Southern Tennessee Regional Health System's Certified Athletic trainers are highly-trained healthcare professionals who - under the direction of Hughston Clinic fellowship-trained sports medicine orthopedic surgeon Dr. John Arnold and with support from orthopedic surgeons Dr. Thomas McClure and Dr. Martin Fiala - specialize in injury prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, rehabilitation and therapy, safety, and other sports related matters. These athletic trainers work with area schools and community organizations to provide onsite services at a variety of local games, matches, and events. The athletic trainers work alongside coaches, physicians, parents, and school administrators to provide a safe and healthy environment for student-athletes, both on and off the field.
These athletic trainers, and their directing physician, are specialists with “in-game” acute care. They provide services such as injury evaluations, protective taping and bracing, monitoring environmental conditions, honoring return-to-play protocols, and ensuring that proper follow-up care is administered quickly and safely. In many cases, these athletic trainers will also take part in rehabilitation and therapy services, providing the necessary protection and following safety precautions when the athlete returns to their sport.
The athletic training team at Southern Tennessee Regional Health System consists of Kevin Wallace and Morgan Parks who are pictured below.