Steamboat Orthopaedic & Spine Institute is enthusiastic to solidify a local collaboration with the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club to provide coordination of medical care for injured athletes. Certified Athletic Trainer, Forrest Pecha, ATC serves as Medical Coordinator and oversees injury management, medical care coordination and education for SSWSC coaches, athletes and parents.
When an injury occurs, Pecha manages an integrated team of medical providers with the goal of connecting the athlete, parents, the entire medical team, and the athlete’s coaches. “We recognize that an important part of an injured athlete’s recovery is their connection to their community, including their medical providers, so they can successfully return to their sport team,” Pecha said.
Several Steamboat based physicians are closely involved and engaged with the program, attending events and consulting with athletes and their families.