Russia athletic trainer honored

DAYTON — High school athletic trainers from across the Premier Health system were recognized for dedication and service at a March 5 luncheon as part of National Athletic Training Month at the University of Dayton Arena.

The event highlighted 44 Premier Health athletic trainers, including Corinne Lyons, athletic training coordinator north region for UVMC Center for Sports Medicine and Russia High School.

The theme of the 2019 recognition events, selected by the National Athletic Trainers Association, was “ATs are Healthcare.” NATA recognizes and emphasizes the medical components of the athletic training profession and the variety of athletic training settings.

“Any athletic trainer’s goal is to enhance the quality of health of athletes and those who engage in physical activity within the community. The ultimate goal is injury prevention,” said Jenny Jones, manager for the UVMC Center for Sports Medicine.

Each certified athletic trainer at the UVMC Center for Sports Medicine is also licensed by the state and works with area schools to provide injury care and prevention, on-field evaluations and education to coaches and athletes.