athletes. A runner’s clinic was developed,
which provides a comprehensive personalized assessment to maximize running
performance for people of all ages. This
clinic includes physician assessment,
Dartfish video analysis, a musculoskel-etal and biomechanical assessment with
a sports medicine professional, personalized nutrition counseling, expert running shoe evaluation, and a force plate
assessment of foot biomechanics.
Working with clinical programs that
provide service outside the walls of your
department or hospital is an important
way to connect with your community.
Developing these relationships allows
you to develop significant contacts and
build strategic relationships. Those
contacts can help increase access to care
in a very customer driven environment.
A successful program may help increase
quality and potentially reduce patient
admissions or care duplication. Positive
patient experiences lead to patient loyalty. Regardless of whether you are working with a professional athlete or the
weekend warrior, medical imaging can
help get them back to their normal quality of life. This is a valuable asset to any
community. Reach out to your local
sports medicine professionals and you
will quickly realize a return on your time
and financial investment.
Katrina Stibel, MA, AT is the coordinator of youth
sports and organizations for the OhioHealth Sports
Medicine Institute. She can be reached at kstibel2@
Jason Theadore, MHA, CRA, RT(R) is the vice president,
health center operations for OhioHealth in Columbus,
OH. He can be reached at email@example.com.