Tulsa Bone & Joint Associates and St. John Broken Arrow have joined together to provide Broken Arrow Public Schools with a comprehensive sports medicine program. The program includes athletic trainer services and on-site physician coverage at sporting events.
Additionally, Broken Arrow Public Schools (BAPS), St. John Broken Arrow and Tulsa Bone & Joint have partnered to develop a student-trainer program for Broken Arrow Public Schools. The Athletic Training Program consists of students assigned to specific sports teams who provide first aid to BAPS athletes.
Students accepted into the program are provided an opportunity to learn sports medicine, observe professional athletic trainers at work and help injured athletes with medicine and rehab. Student trainers are under the direction of St. John Broken Arrow, Tulsa Bone and Joint, and head athletic trainers Daniel Steward and Andrea Bates, who supervise the athletic training program for BAPS and are under the guidance of team physician John C. Balbas, MD.
To learn more about the Broken Arrow High School Sports Medicine Program, click here.
To complement the comprehensive sports medicine program, athletes, students, faculty and family members have convenient access to St. John Broken Arrow, the only hospital within Broken Arrow city limits. The emergency department, staffed with board-certified physicians trained in emergency medicine, is well-situated 2.5 miles from the high school, and available 24/7 to stabilize, examine, and/or render treatment for athletic injuries. Athletes also have preferred access to Tulsa Bone & Joint’s nearby Orthopaedic Urgent Care center.