Akron Children’s Brings Athletic Training to Campbell Memorial

BOARDMAN, Ohio – Akron Children’s Hospital’s Sports Medicine department will provide athletic training to Campbell City School student-athletes this fall.

Effective Aug. 1, certified athletic trainer Derek Gustovich will work part time with students at Campbell Memorial High School. He will cover home and away varsity football, as well as home soccer, basketball and track events. He will also tend to injuries for other sports.

“Our certified athletic trainers are an important part of the care team that includes coaches, parents and physicians,” says Dr. Joseph Congeni, medical director of Akron Children’s Hospital Sports Medicine. “From injury prevention to customized rehabilitation programs, athletic trainers are dedicated to helping young athletes stay in the game.”

As part of the contract, Campbell Memorial student-athletes and parents have access to the free Healthy Roster app located in the App Store or on Google Play.

The HIPAA-compliant and secure mobile injury documentation tool with live chat and video features allows Akron Children’s athletic trainers to streamline injury tracking and an athlete’s return-to-play status. If an injury occurs when the athletic trainer is not at the school, the athlete or parent can contact the trainer through the app.

Campbell Memorial joins about two dozen other northeastern Ohio high schools that contract with Akron Children’s for athletic training services.

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