SPORTS MEDICINE PRESS RELEASE
Baton Rouge Soccer Club & Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic partner to create Sports Medicine Program
Soccer players in Baton Rouge with sprained ankles, leg injuries and other minor injuries will now have on-the-field access to certified athletic trainers because of a unique partnership between the Baton Rouge Soccer Club (BRSC) and Baton Rouge Orthopedic Clinic.
The creation of this Sports Medicine Program will provide a way for members of BRSC to receive medical treatments and assessments for injuries suffered during play. According to Gary Buete, executive director of Baton Rouge Soccer, sports medicine partnerships such as this usually occur between professional sports teams and local medical clinics or hospitals.
“It is very rare that you find a partnership such as this at the amateur or youth-sports level,” Buete said. “With thousands of players participating in our soccer programs each week, this unique program means that any injured BRSC member can get the immediate treatment they need.”
The responsibilities of a certified athletic trainer will include the treatment and assessment of injuries suffered during games, coordination of doctors’ appointments, setting up referrals and assisting with the scheduling of surgery for those that need it. As part of the partnership, BRSC members will receive priority appointments at Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic.
In addition to treating injuries, the BRSC trainer will also provide education to BRSC members, coaches and staff regarding concussions, injury prevention and proper nutrition.
The certified athletic trainer will also attend various programs and tournaments held by BRSC.
“Through this program, our goal is two-fold. For injured players, we want to help BRSC with the on-site treatment to stabilize a significant injury and then ensure the player gets the next level of care as quickly as possible,” said Trey Williamson, CEO at Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic.
Mr. Williamson added the second goal is to help BRSC staff, coaches, parents and players learn the steps to take through nutrition, training and injury-prevention techniques that lessen the chance of an injury occurring.
For more information on the new Sports Medicine Program partnership please visit www.brsoccer.org.
About Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic
Baton Rouge Orthopaedic Clinic is a sub-specialty orthopaedic practice uniquely qualified to provide sports medicine coverage and services to its patients. BROC features 29 surgeons that are fellowship trained and sub-specialize in the treatment of injuries and ailments including hand, elbow, shoulder, neck, spine, hip, knee, ankle, and foot. BROC currently provide such services to LSU, Southern University, and numerous high schools in South Louisiana. Their comprehensive care model also includes direct digital X-ray, MRI, CT, Therapy, DME, and outpatient and inpatient surgical services.
About the Baton Rouge Soccer Club
The Baton Rouge Soccer Club is a non-profit organization whose mission is to provide quality soccer opportunities to the greater Baton Rouge area.