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Ask the Expert: How is a local injury prevention program helping student athletes?

How is a local injury prevention program helping student athletes? (WKRC)

ERLANGER, Ky. (WKRC) - A local health care provider is getting some recognition from Cincinnati's Health Collaborative.

Trainers and coaches all over the area do everything possible to reduce a student's risk of injury. And now, a sports injury prevention medicine specialist at St. Elizabeth Healthcare has made such a difference in keeping students in the game, he's been nominated as a 2019 Inspire / Healthcare Award finalist.

Brad Bolte is now the spine practice manager for St. Elizabeth Healthcare, but Local 12 met him when he was assisting athletes through the Sports Injury Prevention program.

"With the Sports Injury Prevention program, we were able to document and track injuries from the entire region," Bolte said.

From there, his team could then summarize it to share it with high school coaches.

"And we can kind of try and find trends and methods of injury and try to cut down on injuries. Really kind of help everyone to keep them on the field, to keep parents from having to go to the doctors and keep everyone healthy," Bolte said.

The ceremony to recognize Bolte and many other well-deserved nominees for this category and several others was Nov. 6. at the Hilton Netherland Plaza.

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