The Bone and Joint Sports Medicine team have announced a partnership with several South Louisiana high schools for athletic training services. The Bone and Joint Sports Medicine athletic trainers will be on the field for all football games to provide injury prevention and treatment support for all partnered schools. High school athletes of the partnered schools will benefit from having immediate access to care right on the field during their games. The agreement extends to other athletics on an as-needed basis, as well.
For the 2018-19 school year, The Bone and Joint Sports Medicine team have partnered with the following area schools:
- Ascension Christian
- Brusly High
- Catholic High Pointe Coupee
- Family Christian Academy
- Parkview (Orthopedic Surgery Only)
- The Church Academy
The school partnerships fulfill the mission of Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge which is to help the community move more and hurt less. Conversely, this unique partnership places student athletes under the watch and care of seasoned athletic trainers from the Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge. The vision for the partnership is to treat injuries sustained during play, but also to provide injury prevention education to the high school student athletes.
The Bone and Joint Sports Medicine team got a head start on the upcoming high school football season by hosting the first annual Sports Medicine Summer School Event at Episcopal High School of Baton Rouge. The event was a crash course in everything needed for high school football sideline coverage, and it was a tremendous success.
In a continued effort to remain a leader in the field of sports medicine, The Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge recently launched an athletic residency program. The core objective of the athletic residency program is to educate athletic trainers in the orthopedic evaluation and diagnostic knowledge and skills in the orthopedic clinical setting. The residents within the program will be active in working with the participating partnered high schools.
In addition to the high school partnership, the Prairieville location of The Bone and Joint Clinic will have orthopedic specialists available from 7 pm to 11 pm every Friday night during the fall football season.
For the 28th straight year, participation in High School athletics has grown annually, and there is no sign this trend will end soon. The partnership between Bone and Joint Clinic of Baton Rouge and area high schools provides this growing population of student-athletes access to top orthopedic care and at the same time, enables The Bone and Joint Clinic the ability to stay a step ahead of the evolving field of sports medicine.