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Columbus Regional Health Orthopedics and Sports Medicine

Medical Office Building North
2326 18th Street, Ste. 130
Columbus, IN

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Official Provider of Sports Medicine for Local Schools

Columbus Regional Health recently announced a significant expansion in the health system’s sports medicine program, now providing athletic training services to IUC (formerly IUPUC). 

This latest partnership joins the ranks of a robust sports medicine and athletic trainer program already functioning at the middle- and high-school levels for Bartholomew Consolidated School Corporation and Flat Rock- Haw Creek School Corporation. 

New: Ortho Injury Walk-In Clinic

The Injury Walk-in Clinic at CRH Ortho & Sports Med is intended for recent sprains or sports injuries.  We are here for you Monday - Friday, 8 am to 11 am, no appointment required! If you have a chronic orthopedic issue, call to schedule an appointment for a thorough evaluation and exam.

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About Us

Our Certified Athletic Trainers provide daily injury prevention, athletic conditioning, immediate injury care, treatment and return to activity for Columbus North, Columbus East, Hauser, Columbus Christian and IUC.

Whether you're a weekend warrior, watching from the sidelines, or MVP, we can help get you back in the game as QUICKLY and SAFELY as possible.

  • Concussion care
  • Fracture care
  • Bracing and splinting
  • Conservative treatment of musculoskeletal injuries
  • Strengthening
  • Soft tissues and joint mobilization
  • Sports progression and return to sport training
  • Therapeutic exercise
  • Rehabilitation management of physical and occupational therapy
  • Muscle or bone pain
  • Rotator cuff injury
  • ACL
  • Sprains and strains
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis elbow
  • Injury management

A Seamless Approach

CRH fully pays the salaries of eight licensed and certified athletic trainers at the following locations: 

  • 2 full-time athletic trainers at Columbus East High School
  • 2 full-time athletic trainers at Columbus North High School
  • 1 full-time athletic trainer at Hauser Jr./Sr. High School
  • 2 full-time athletic trainers at IUC
  • 1 part-time athletic trainer at Columbus Christian School

The program, led by fellowship-trained sports medicine physician Timothy Von Fange, MD, provides emergency medical management and initial assessments of injuries or medical conditions, as well as the establishment of a plan of care that may include coordinating visits with a sports medicine or orthopedic physician and guiding the athlete through injury rehabilitation.

“We created what we considered a seamless approach to all aspects of prevention, injury and recovery,” said Todd Hostetler, Columbus Regional Health Wellness manager.

That seamless approach includes risk reduction, injury recognition, evaluation, management, rehabilitation and reconditioning to get athletes back in the game as quickly and as safely as possible.

“Our exceptional athletic trainers are the first responders for our area athletes,” Hostetler said. “Whether delivering emergency care or therapeutic exercises for the athletes, the athletic trainers’ top priority is the safety and well-being of the student athletes.”

In-game management is the work that fans and families see most, but it’s only part of an athletic trainers’ duties. Trainers work with athletes on injury rehabilitation and preventive care, and collaborate with coaching staff to determine whether an athlete is ready to return to competition following an injury.

They also provide updates on the progress and condition of athletes through an app that allows them to communicate with parents and coaches. 

“Our trainers do so much more than people realize,” Hostettler said. “They are making a difference in the lives of athletes both on and off of the playing field.”

Athletic Trainers Making an Impact

CRH athletic trainer tending to an athlete.

Our Sports Medicine Team includes athletic trainers, physical therapists, physicians and other specialists who work with students to reduce the risk of injury and offer rehabilitation services when needed for faster recovery, to get athletes back in the game as quickly and safely as possible.

Learn more about how our athletic trainers are making an impact at local schools.

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