Vail Valley Medical Center has worked closely with The Steadman Clinic for over 26 years. A highly recognized and valued community service provided by this relationship is The Steadman Athletic Training Residency and the high school athletic training program. Beginning in 1996 this athletic training program has become one of the oldest and most recognized athletic training residencies in the nation. Since the program's inception over 70 athletic trainers have graduated from the program and impacted countless athletes in the Vail Valley.
VVMC is proud to partner with The Steadman Clinic to provide athletic trainers daily in covering three local high schools; Eagle Valley High School, Battle Mountain High School and Vail Mountain School. An athletic trainer at each school provides injury prevention, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning for our local athletes. The athletic trainers provide emergency first aid and ongoing injury management for those athletes that are injured during practices, games, and sporting events.
Education and prevention of sports related injury is the most important aspect of the athletic trainers daily duties. The core of this exceptional program is the commitment VVMC and The Steadman Clinic have to improving the health of our local youth and to keeping them safe and healthy while they reach their full athletic potential.