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Athletic Training Patient Stories

Our team at UPMC Sports Medicine is dedicated to helping athletes and active people of all ages and skill levels. When you’re injured during a practice or game, it’s easy to feel overwhelmed about next steps, but we have experts on the sidelines ready to help.

Hear about the impact our athletic training care, and speedy referrals by athletic trainers, has on the lives of some of our patients.

Lindsey’s Story: Lisfranc Injury No Match for Soccer Player’s Spirit

When Lindsey sustained a serious foot injury during a routine soccer play, she wondered if she would ever lace up her cleats again. Find out how she pushed through and even turned her recovery into a career goal.

Read Lindsey’s story.


Luke’s Story: Athletic Trainers Expedite Shoulder Tear Treatment

A football player for the Central Catholic Vikings, Luke knew something was wrong when he began to have persistent pain in his right shoulder. After being unable able to raise his arm past his shoulder, he knew it was time to see a doctor.

Read Luke's story.


Payton’s Story: Seamless Transition of Care for Freshman Quarterback

When Payton broke two bones near the ankle during a wildcat formation, the team athletic trainer and doctor rushed onto the field. Their collaboration lead to an expert and expedited referral to help Payton recover and get back to the game he loves.

Read Payton’s story.