Local High Schools Benefit from CSM Partnership

Beginning this fall, all students participating in athletics at DeSoto High School and Mill Valley High School will benefit from the great doctors and staff at the Center for Sports Medicine. As part of the three-year partnership, high school student-athletes will have access to doctors at our center as well as complete sports injury care from certified athletic trainers on site daily at practices and games. 

In addition to on-site care from trainers, all student-athletes will have access to a wide variety of services that can be offered by The University of Kansas Hospital, including immediate sports injury care from the certified athletic trainers along with education on injury prevention for the student-athlete, coaching staffs and parents.

Complete care will not stop on school property. Athletes with sports injuries will have quick access to orthopedic doctors, diagnostic procedures, pre-season physicals, concussion education/management and physical therapy at the hospital or one of our other convenient locations.

“The Center for Sports Medicine is proud to be partnering with the Unified School District 232 and looks forward to providing its student-athletes with the most up-to-date, sports-friendly healthcare in the region,” said Doug Wiesner, sports medicine program director. “As the Center for Sports Medicine grows, so will the opportunities for student-athletes to participate in future programs, including sports nutrition, wellness and injury prevention, conditioning and sports psychology.”

The partnership represents the first of its kind between the Center for Sports Medicine and a local school district. As part of its commitment to athletes of all levels in the region, students at Mill Valley and DeSoto high schools will have access to the same resources, doctors and treatments afforded the Kansas City Chiefs and the Kansas City Royals – for whom The University of Kansas Hospital is the official healthcare provider. In addition, the hospital has agreements in place with Kansas Speedway and Sprint Center.