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Athletic trainers help prevent and treat injuries for athletes of all ages and all levels. They work together with the patient’s physician(s) to determine the best treatment plan for recovery and evaluate when the athletic patient is ready to return to play. Patients and clients served by athletic trainers can include:

  • Recreational, amateur and professional athletes
  • Individuals who have suffered musculoskeletal injuries
  • Those seeking strength, conditioning, fitness and performance enhancement
  • Others referred by their physician or specialist

An athletic trainer is not a personal trainer. Where a personal trainer develops and works with those in an exercise or fitness program, an athletic trainer specializes in recognizing, treating and preventing musculoskeletal injuries. Personal trainers may earn credentials through a number of agencies, but are able to work as fitness trainers without formal instruction or certification. An athletic trainer must graduate with a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program. 

Athletic Training Services

Our sports medicine program currently supplies athletic training services to area high schools, colleges and community athletic programs.  Working to keep your athletes on top of their game, our athletic trainers provide services such as:

  • Injury assessments
  • Athletic training program management
  • Injury Prevention
  • Licensed athletic trainers available to evaluate non-emergent sports injuries
  • Provide recommendations
  • Physical therapists and licensed athletic trainers can work together with parents, physicians and coaches to get athletes back in the game

Who We Work With

We work with several high schools, colleges and sports organizations in the area.

Professional Teams

  • Milwaukee Ballet
    Athletic Trainer: Kahla Hendricks
    Team Physicians: Craig Young, MD; William Raasch, MD; and Laura Gottschlich, DO
  • Milwaukee Torrent
    Athletic Trainer: Paige Borst
    Team Physicians: Karie Zach, MD, and Jonathan Campbell, MD

National Governing Bodies

  • US Speedskating
    Athletic Trainer: Julie Carpenter
    Team Physician: Carole Vetter, MD


  • Hartford Youth Football
    Athletic Trainer: Josh Kovacevich
  • Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club
    Athletic Trainer: Joe Hoff
  • Milwaukee Sting Volleyball Club
    Athletic Trainer: OPEN
    Team Physician: Beth Weinman, DO


  • Wisconsin Lutheran College
    Athletic Trainers: Matt Hendricks, Andre Daniel, and Emily Paul
    Team Physician: William Raasch, MD

High Schools

  • Brown Deer
    Athletic Trainer: Amanda Borchardt
    Team Physician: Jonathan Campbell, MD
  • Calvary Baptist
    Athletic Trainer: Megan Strasser
  • Divine Savior Holy Angels
    Athletic Trainer: Annie Olivares
    Team Physician: Anne Hoch, DO
  • Germantown
    Athletic Trainer: Jamie Pecha
    Team Physician: Scott Hicks, MD
  • Hartford Union
    Athletic Trainer: Bryana Kudek
    Team Physician: Mitchell Odom, MD/Kristen Maskala, MD
  • Hustisford
    Athletic Trainer: Josh Kovacevich
  • Living Word Lutheran
    Athletic Trainer: Tyler Becker
  • Menomonee Falls
    Athletic Trainer: Elizabeth Berghammer
    Team Physician: Stacy Lynch, MD
  • Milwaukee Lutheran
    Athletic Trainer: Cally Beltz
    Team Physician: Laura Gottschlich, DO
  • Pius XI Catholic
    Athletic Trainer: Michael Klaver
    Team Physician: Karie Zach, MD
  • St. Augustine Preparatory Academy
    Athletic Trainer: Hannah Koraly
    Team Physician: Beth Weinman, DO
  • Sussex Hamilton
    Athletic Trainer: Shelby Fink
    Team Physician: Heather Curtiss, MD
  • Wauwatosa West
    Athletic Trainer: Stuart Burkart
    Team Physician: Demetrios Douros, MD
  • Wisconsin Lutheran
    Athletic Trainer: Will George
    Team Physician: William Raasch, MD

Running Events

  • Adrenaline Race Series (July)
    Medical Director: Stacy Lynch, MD
    Medical Coordinator: Jeff Dauss
  • Milwaukee Marathon (April)
    Medical Director of Sports Medicine: Karie Zach, MD
    Medical Coordinator/Lead Athletic Trainer: Joe Hoff

Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) All-Star Football

  • South All-Stars Practice Week & Game (July)
    Medical Director: Stacy Lynch, MD
    Medical Coordinator: Jeff Dauss

Other Events

  • WIAA Girls’ & Boys’ State Soccer Tournament (June and November)
    Medical Director: Laura Gottschlich, DO
    Medical Coordinator: Joe Hoff
  • Wisconsin Youth Soccer Association (WYSA) State Cup (September-November and May/June)
    Padre Serra Basketball Tournament (8th grade) (March)
    North Shore Girls Youth Basketball League (November-January)