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Teamworks

TeamWorks is helping to keep student athletes safe, healthy and bringing their A-game in schools across the greater Kansas City metro. A collaborative non-profit initiative between Providence Medical Center, Saint John Hospital, Ortho KC and the Student Athlete Foundation of Kansas, TeamWorks offers a variety of services to student athletes in all sports and at all levels from elementary school through college.

Our focus is providing schools, students, parents and coaches with the necessary resources to provide quality care for students and maintain the highest standards of safety and fitness within school sports.

In addition, TeamWorks provides student athletes and their families with access to an array of medical specialists. Sports medicine specialists, orthopedic surgeons, neurologists, cardiologists, nurses, therapists and emergency medicine specialists at Providence Medical Center and Saint John Hospital will provide the highest level of care for student athletes.

Since 2008, TeamWorks has worked with eight high schools in the Kansas City – Leavenworth area, staffing them with certified athletic trainers and providing fundamental sports medicine training, conditioning and attention to injuries.

TeamWorks programs and services are designed to educate, prevent injuries and treat injuries quickly and effectively when needed, and to help student athletes achieve their highest potential through the transformative power of sports.

Need more information? Please email teamworks@providence-health.org

Sports Physicals

TeamWorks offers enhanced sports physicals for students in grades 8-12. Our team of sports medicine physicians, certified athletic trainers and orthopedic surgeons will assess current fitness and health, flag risk factors, and ensure student athletes are prepared for the physical demands of sports activities.

In addition, students will receive an EKG, and a Saint John / Providence cardiologist will be on hand to evaluate any cardiac concerns. This exceptional level of care cannot be found at any other youth sports physicals in the metro area.

Concussion Screenings

TeamWorks provides concussion screenings for high school athletes in our schools in Leavenworth and Wyandotte Counties.

Sports-related concussions have become an epidemic among school-age athletes. The effects of these head injuries can cause a range of serious health problems, including dementia and brain damage.

But awareness and early detection can help in preventing lasting damage and avoiding further injury. TeamWorks is dedicated to raising awareness about sports concussions and offers concussion screenings to attend to the needs of KC-area student athletes.

Our neurologists and orthopedists can diagnose, treat and manage head injuries in adolescents and teens. Drawing on their extensive experience and expertise, these Providence and Saint John physicians offer complete concussion management, and determine when it is safe to return to activity.

Don’t take a risk with a child’s health. If you suspect a concussion may have occurred, contact our Emergency Department at 913-680-6100 for immediate attention.

Common Warning Signs of a Concussion

Symptoms of a concussion vary and can be very hard to diagnose. A medical evaluation is always the safest option!

  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Difficulty with basic cognitive functions, such as concentrating or counting
  • Difficulty remembering new information
  • Headache
  • Blurred vision
  • Light sensitivity
  • Balance problems

Athlete Wellness & Performance

Our trained sports medicine specialists design programs to help student athletes achieve peak performance and avoid injury. Pre-game workouts, conditioning exercises and athletic training prepare students to do their best come game-time, while injury prevention techniques and counseling help protect their bodies and athletic careers.

On-Site Medical Response

When an athlete is injured on the field, prompt and proper treatment is crucial to ensure a successful recovery. TeamWorks certified athletic trainers know how to respond to a variety of injuries and conditions immediately on-site, until further care can be attained.

Sports Injury Specialists Network

When an injury does occur, our student athletes deserve the best possible care to get them back to playing condition. TeamWorks trainers can refer to our local network of interdisciplinary experts and experienced physicians who specialize in the treatment of sports injuries. We help simplify and expedite the treatment process and ensure the injured athlete gets the best treatment from the appropriate professionals. Whether the injury is a related to the head, heart, or musculoskeletal system, we’ll guide you to the right expert to provide prompt, quality treatment for short and long-term recovery.

Support for Coaches & Trainers

TeamWorks offers ongoing training and education for coaches and trainers to keep them updated on best practices, sports medicine innovations and news and events.