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Our Athletic Trainers

Our certified athletic trainers cover practices and games, and assist student athletes with conditioning, rehabilitation, nutrition and more. We provide athletic trainers to high schools and middle schools in the Blue Valley, De Soto, Lansing and Shawnee Mission school districts, as well as to other groups and for events.

Athletic trainer Doug Wiesner

Doug Wiesner, ATC

As the program director for youth sports medicine, Doug Wiesner looks out for the health and safety of young athletes all over Kansas City. He manages the Sports Medicine and Performance Center’s relationships with high schools, including the Shawnee Mission, Blue Valley, De Soto and Lansing school districts.

Athletic trainer Julie Ascher

Julie Ascher, MEd, ATC, LAT

Julie Ascher joined The University of Kansas Health System Sports Medicine and Performance Center in July 2015. She is currently the athletic trainer for Lansing High School. Ascher has been an integral part of the athletic program at the school for more than 5 years. She works closely with coaches and parents to ensure student athletes are prepared to perform at their maximum potential. Most of all Ascher ensures athletes are safe and injury-free.

Athletic trainer Christy Grimes

Christy Grimes, MS ED, ATC/L, CSCS

Christy Grimes joined The University of Kansas Health System Sports Medicine and Performance Center in August 2014. She is currently the athletic trainer at Blue Valley Northwest High School. Grimes is an integral part of the athletic program at the school and considers herself part of the Huskies family. She is at the school every day for practices and on the sidelines of games working directly with student athletes.

Athletic trainer Whittney Findley

Whittney Hays, MA, ATC

Whittney Hays joined The University of Kansas Health System Sports Medicine and Performance Center in December 2017. She is currently the athletic trainer for Shawnee Mission South High School. Hays is an integral part of the athletic program, she works closely with coaches and parents to ensure athletes are prepared for practice and competition and they remain safe and injury-free.

Athletic trainer Dakota Orlando

Dakota Orlando, MS ED, ATC, LAT

Dakota Orlando joined The University of Kansas Health System Sports Medicine and Performance Center in 2017. She’s currently the athletic trainer at Shawnee Mission East High School. Orlando is an integral part of the athletic program at the school. She works alongside the student athletes, coaches, parents and doctors to ensure athletes can perform at their maximum potential while staying safe and injury-free.

Athletic trainer Tyler Sleeper

Tyler Sleeper, MA, ATC, LAT

Tyler Sleeper joined The University of Kansas Health System Sports Medicine and Performance Center in June 2014. He is currently the athletic trainer at Blue Valley West High School. Sleeper provides assistance for injuries and also focuses on education. He believes the more prepared athletes, coaches and staff are about injuries, emergency situations and care of athletes, the safer their athletic environment.

Athletic trainer Kara Steen.

Kara Steen, MS, LAT, ATC, CES

Kara Steen joined The University of Kansas Health System in 2019. She is currently the athletic trainer at De Soto High School. She evaluates and treats injuries and develops rehabilitation programs for acute and chronic injuries and injury prevention. She collaborates with coaches, parents, physical therapists and physicians to keep athletes safe on and off the field.

Athletic trainer Caitlin Truhe

Caitlin Truhe, ATC, LAT

Caitlin Truhe joined The University of Kansas Health System Sports Medicine and Performance Center in August 2014. She is currently the athletic trainer at Blue Valley High School. Truhe is an integral part of the athletic program at the school. She works closely with coaches and parents to ensure student athletes are prepared to perform at their maximum potential, but most of all that they are safe and injury-free.

Athletic trainer Myles Wilcox.

Myles Wilcox, MA, ATC, LAT

Myles Wilcox joined The University of Kansas Health System in 2019. He is currently the athletic trainer at Blue Valley North High School. Myles is responsible for injury and illness assessment, prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. He works closely with athletes from the initial onset of their injury to their return to play. He enjoys helping athletes return to the sport they love.

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