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Front Range Orthopaedics has an established outreach program that enables physicians and certified athletic trainers (ATC) to meet the needs of recreational, scholastic, elite sport, non-profit, and Olympic athletes. We provide physicians, athletic trainers, staff and financial resources to that end. We offer high school and sport physicals, donate braces and equipment to high schools, support numerous teams and activities from racing to cycling to hockey with on-site medical coverage, and work to continually educate players, coaches, and parents.
Our sports medicine teams care for the participants of the US Blind Athletes Association and cover all of their events on a local, national, and international level. They also travel nationally to numerous other athletic gatherings and internationally to various U.S.A. and Olympic team events. Our participation with so many varied sports related groups and activities demonstrates our commitment to community and allows Front Range Orthopaedics to give back time and time again. It also allows athletes to be cared for in the field when and where most injuries occur. Because Front Range Orthopaedics also provides ongoing conditioning and injury prevention programs, many of the athletes that participate endure significantly fewer and less disabling injuries than those that don’t.
When injuries do occur, the Front Range Orthopaedics’ Bumps ‘N Bruise clinic offers a great way to get on the road to recovery. Open to all student age athletes in the Pikes Peak region, Bumps ‘N Bruise is available all day, everyday, and it’s free. Participants receive evaluations from one of our certified athletic trainers and are instructed in home exercises. It’s a great way to keep our area athletes healthy and in motion.
The Front Range Orthopaedics Sports Medicine Department, in its continuing commitment to keeping all Pikes Peak area athletes active, offers vital on-site and in-the field medical, orthopaedic, and training services to a variety of sport teams and sports related organizations. Here is a sampling:
Colorado Springs Sabers
Colorado Springs United Semi-Pro Women’s Soccer Team
United States Blind Athletes Association
Colorado Springs Velodrome
Mountain Bike Series
USA Hockey Team
Pikes Peak Area School Events and Sports Teams
» Black Forest League High Schools – Calhan, D & B, Emerson, Edison, Ellicot, Gilbert, Hanover, Hilltop Baptist, Kiowa, Miami Yoder, Peyton, and Simla
» Colorado Springs School District 49
» Falcon School District
» Widefield School District
» Manitou Springs School District
» Evangelical Christian Schools
» Mesa Ridge High School
» Peyton High School
» City Middle School Wrestling Championships
» Sand Creek/Carmichael Training Systems
USA Olympic Teams
» USA Freestyle Ski Team
» USA Tae Kwon Do
» USA Greco-Roman Wrestling
USA Roller Sports
New Mexico State Cycling Championship
Presidents Day Hockey Tournament
Collegiate Cycling Championships
Bumps ‘N Bruise Clinic
Front Range Judo Tournament
2002 Winter Olympic Games
2003 Pan American Games
2004 Summer Olympic Games
Para Olympic Cycling
Celestial Seasoning Bike Race
Mount Evans Bike Race
Pikes Peak International Raceway
» AMA Super Bikes
» Indy Racing Leagues
Pikes Peak Challenge
Pikes Peak Range Riders
CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINERS
» Mike McKenney, ATC
» Rod Rodriguez, ATC
John H. Pak, M.D. serves as the Medical Director for our sports medicine and outreach programs. Dr. Pak has served as the U.S.A. Team Physician for the 2002 Olympic Winter Games and as the head physicians for the U.S. Freestyle Ski Team. He was also a team physician for the U.S.A. Greco-Roman World Championships in 2003. He is the team physician for Falcon High School and covers numerous sporting activities throughout Colorado.
“Rod” Rodriguez, ATC, serves as our Sport Medicine Director for our sports medicine and outreach has been providing medical care for sports teams since 1985. As a graduate of Colorado State University and a certified athletic trainer Rod has been covering local and international sports events for over 20 years. Rod was the athletic trainer for the USA Greco Roman Wrestling, USA Table Tennis, and USA Cycling Teams for the Athens 2004 Olympic Games and a trainer for the US Marine Corp wrestling team.
Mike McKenney, ATC has a B.A. in athletic training from Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter Minnesota. He is NATA/BOC certified. He is also a certified instructor for first aid and CPR/AED for the professional rescuer.