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

National Governing Bodies

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


  • Hartford Youth Football
    Athletic Trainer: Josh Kovacevich
  • Manitowoc Chiefs Youth Football
    Athletic Trainers: Erin Butke and Libbey Breaker
  • Milwaukee Kickers Soccer Club
  • Milwaukee Sting Volleyball Club
    Athletic Trainer: Kelsey Knuth
    Team Physician: Beth Weinman, DO


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

High Schools

  • Brown Deer
    Athletic Trainer: Deja Cooper
    Team Physician: Jonathan Campbell, MD
  • Divine Savior Holy Angels
    Athletic Trainer: Annie Olivares
    Team Physician: Yuka Kobayashi, DO
  • Germantown
    Athletic Trainer: Jamie Pecha
    Team Physician: Scott Hicks, MD
  • Hartford Union
    Athletic Trainer: Elizabeth Kovacevich
    Team Physician: Mitchell Odom, MD
  • Homestead
    Athletic Trainers: Kyle Rabuck and Jeni McKean
    Team Physician: Heather Curtiss, MD
  • Howards Grove
    Athletic Trainer: Mason Stentz
  • Hustisford
    Athletic Trainer: Josh Kovacevich
  • Kingdom Prep Lutheran
    Athletic Trainer: Kensington Naze
    Team Physician: Demetrios Douros, MD
  • Kohler
    Athletic Trainer: Raven Gmach
  • Living Word Lutheran
    Athletic Trainer: Josh Kovacevich
  • Manitowoc Lutheran
    Athletic Trainer: Libbey Breaker
  • Menomonee Falls
    Athletic Trainer: Elizabeth Berghammer
    Team Physician: Stacy Lynch, MD
  • Pius XI Catholic
    Athletic Trainer: Mari Mathers and Juneau McFadzen
    Team Physician: Karie Zach, MD, and Kurt Lawton, DO
  • Roncalli
    Athletic Trainer: Erin Butke
  • Sheboygan Falls
    Athletic Trainer: David Gonzalez
  • St. Augustine Preparatory Academy
    Athletic Trainer: Hannah Koraly
    Team Physician: Beth Weinman, DO
  • Sussex Hamilton
    Athletic Trainer: Aimee Krysiak
    Team Physician: Jacob Pfeiffer, DO
  • Wauwatosa West
    Athletic Trainer: Stuart Burkart and Juneau McFadzen
    Team Physician: Demetrios Douros, MD
  • Wisconsin Lutheran
    Athletic Trainer: Carrie Getka
    Team Physician: William Raasch, MD

Events and Tournaments

  • Adrenaline Race Series
  • Wisconsin Football Coaches Association (WFCA) All-Star Game
  • Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) State Boys Soccer Tournament
  • Wisconsin Interscholastic Athletic Association (WIAA) State Girls Soccer Tournament