LOGAN HEALTH YOUTH DEVELOPMENT AND SPORTS MEDICINE
At no cost to the school, Logan Health Youth Development provides Stillwater Christian School with their Certified Athletic Trainer, Tracy Houser, and Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist, Brett Neighbors.
Logan Health’s Youth Development Initiative aims to develop our youth not only in physical health, but connect them to Logan Health and other community resources for any mental health and spiritual health needs. Our goal is to develop everyone we work with professionally, preparing them for their future and to give every athlete in Northwest Montana the tools needed to reach their performance goals and stay healthy doing so. For more information on Logan Health’s Youth Development Initiative, Strength and Conditioning Programs, Sports Physicals, and the Save the Brain Concussion Program go to https://www.logan.org/fitness/kids/youth-development.
Logan Health’s Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) provide the highest quality sports medicine care for injury prevention and when necessary, emergency care, clinical exam and diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and post-injury rehabilitation. They work under the directions of sports medicine fellowship Orthopedic Surgeon Dr. Kim Stimpson. The NATA Code of Ethics states the principles of ethical behavior that should be followed in the practice of athletic training. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate, master’s program, or doctoral program and pass a national board exam. They work in secondary schools, colleges/universities, clinics/hospitals, the industrial setting, and in professional sports. For more information on athletic training visit https://www.nata.org.
Logan Health’s Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists (CSCS) are all Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialists through the NSCA. They provide individualized coaching and teach techniques based on current scientific evidence supported by the National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), the American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), and USA Weightlifting. They have experience with athletes from middle school all the way to the professional and Olympic levels. For more information on CSCS certification visit https://www.nsca.com/certification/cscs.
Tracy Houser, LAT, ATC began her career with Logan Health in April 2021 and is very excited to provide excellent athletic training services to the Stillwater Christian Schools and the community. Before coming to Montana, Tracy was working with high school and college athletes for 20+ years and most recently working as a clinical athletic trainer in an orthopedic practice in the Kansas City area. She received her Associates of Science with an option in Athletic Training at Vincennes University in 1994, then finished her Bachelors of Arts in Athletic Training at Park University, Kansas City in 1996. Tracy has a special interest in the health and wellness of our youth in and beyond sports. Tracy and her husband Dan have a passion for wildlife and landscape photography as well as hiking. What better place to do all this than in Montana? She is excited to pick up some new hobbies here in the Flathead Valley, like learning how to kayak and snowshoeing. Contact Tracy at email@example.com.
Brett Neighbors, CSCS, is a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist from Las Vegas, Nevada. Brett’s interest in Strength and Conditioning stemmed from his time as a collegiate baseball player at Spokane Fall Community College. After receiving his AA degree from Spokane, Brett transferred to UNLV where he received his Bachelor’s degree in Kinesiology. Injury prevention and sport-specific training are the focus of his training as he blends corrective exercises with functional movements into his clients’ training regimens. Contact Brett at firstname.lastname@example.org or 758-1480