Premier Health, YMCAs Team Up for Athletic Training Services

Premier Pulse     August 2019

The Coffman YMCA in Springboro and the Miami County YMCAs in Piqua and Troy have teamed with Premier Health to offer athletic training services to their members. The full-time athletic trainers will provide free injury assessments, treatment, and injury prevention advice to YMCA members as part of enhanced relationships between Premier Health and the YMCAs.

The enhanced services began on July 24 at the Coffman YMCA and on Aug. 5 at the Miami County YMCAs.

Gary Blake, Premier Health vice president, service integration, orthopedics and sports medicine, said the new agreements are a natural progression of the expertise and outreach that Premier Health already provides to 37 school partners.

“Premier Health has one of the largest athletic trainer school partnerships in the state. With a mission of building healthier communities, the program allows for Premier Health athletic trainers to provide a safe, responsive and educational environment for our student athletes,” said Blake.

Bri Brinkman, MS, AT, will provide athletic training care at the Coffman YMCA. Jonny Nemeth, AT, will provide the athletic training services at the Miami County YMCA branches.

The Coffman YMCA, whose agreement is with Premier Health and Miami Valley Hospital, is the largest volume YMCA in the region with more than 2,000 member visits per day. “This provides a great opportunity for Premier Health to partner and provide injury assessment, prevention, and management through the athletic trainer program,” Blake said.

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