Columbus Community Hospital

Sports medicine program

Columbus Community Hospital’s sports medicine program provides comprehensive care for athletes and physically active people of all ages, goals and abilities.

Our services 

CCH’s sports medicine team consists of orthopedic surgeons, athletic trainers and physical therapists. Our experts bring together their knowledge and expertise to collaborate on diagnosis and treatment —  giving our patients the best possible care.

Our specialists include:

Athletic trainers

  • CCH provides athletic training services to the three Columbus high schools. It also offers outreach services for athletic departments at Central Community College and several high schools in the surrounding area.

Our nine athletic trainers provide services for 1,600 athletes, and each year, they cover more than 500 athletic events at these schools:

  • Columbus Middle and High School
  • Lakeview Jr. and Sr. High School
  • Scotus Central Catholic
  • Central Community College
  • Leigh High School/Clarkson High School
  • Howells Public School/Dodge High School
  • Schuyler Central High School
  • Boone Central High School
  • Twin River High School
  • St. Edward Public Schools
  • Shelby-Rising City Public Schools
  • Humphrey High School

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From game coverage to injury assessment and management, our experienced staff of full-time, certified athletic trainers (ATCs) and physical therapists are able to meet the needs of area athletes and their families. Our athletic trainers work closely with athletes’ physicians, coordinating the care they receive and helping to ensure quick access to appointments.

Neurocognitive testing

Our athletic trainers also provide XLNTbrain, a neurocognitive test for concussions. Through the XLNTbrain program, CCH’s athletic trainers, sports medicine staff and CCH Concussion Management Clinic staff have access to an online platform and mobile app that includes concussion education, baseline testing, sideline assessment and recovery care plans.

XLNTbrain was developed by neurologist Harry Kerasidis, MD, who specializes in cognitive performance and concussions, and has spent more than 25 years studying the brain’s physiology. The program provides an in-depth platform to help all medical professionals involved with the care of a concussed athlete. It is the gold standard for return to learn and return to play procedures.

For more information on CCH’s comprehensive care for concussions, visit the Concussion Management Clinic page on our website.

Physical therapists

Each sport carries its own risk of injury for the athlete. Our physical therapists are highly skilled in the evaluation of active and chronic injuries associated with sports, and can help athletes rebuild strength and movement after an injury.

Our physical therapists can teach athletes exercises, stretches and techniques using specialized equipment that  helps them manage pain and prevent permanent damage.

For more information on physical therapy services offered through CCH, visit the Rehabilitative Services page of our website.

Contact us

For more information on CCH’s sports medicine program, contact us at:

Columbus Community Hospital
4600 38th St.
Columbus, NE 68601