Hello! My name is Brian and I am the new athletic trainer here at Howard Lake – Waverly – Winsted High School.
About me: I completed my athletic training education at St. Cloud State University in St. Cloud, Minnesota and majored in Health & Human Performance at the University of Louisville in Louisville, Kentucky as well. I currently live in Maple Grove, Minnesota with my wife Jewel (registered nurse), my son Duncan (currently a baby) and our two corgis Hachiko (7 y/o) and Wooby (5 y/o). My wife and I moved to Maple Grove in August 2021 after spending the last 3 years in Modesto, California together where she had lived all her life. I was born in Renton, Washington and have bounced around the country, spending time in places like: Fords, New Jersey; Tucson, Arizona and eventually Sartell, Minnesota where I went to high school. My interests include, but are not limited to: trying new foods, cooking, powerlifting (USPA 66-75kg), hanging out with my dogs, boxing, watching football (Minnesota Vikings and Winnipeg Blue Bombers) and JDM vehicles.
Athletic Training Services are provided for all Home JV and Varsity athletic events. Regular school visit office hours are:
Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:30pm – 5:30pm.
**No school visits or event coverage on holidays or school closings**
WHAT IS THE ROLE OF THE ATHLETIC TRAINER AT YOUR SCHOOL?
The role of the Athletic Trainer includes, but is not limited to:
Access to me or other colleagues in the medical field (specifically orthopedics), Monday-Friday for sports injury consultations.
Injury prevention (aka “prehab”)
Free evaluation of injuries/advice, treatment and plan of care
Rehabilitative techniques such as exercise prescription and positional release technique, access to therapeutic modalities such as therapeutic ultrasound, IASTM or electric stimulation if deemed appropriate
Management/Return to Play
Injury status/participation recommendations for safely returning your child to sport
Emergency assistance when on-site
Referrals to physicians, therapists and other healthcare professionals to provide the best care possible to student athletes.
ImPACT Baseline Testing (hosted at School) for all high school student-athletes.( see Concussion Test information)
It is the goal of the Athletic Trainer to return the athlete back to play as soon as safely possible.