Each Salem-Keizer School District (SKSD) high school has one part time Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC) on site. This person works closely with the school’s student-athletes and teams to assist in injury prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation. This individual also covers the majority of school sponsored sporting events including practices and games. Hope Orthopedics of Oregon
This partnership between Hope Orthopedics and the Salem-Keizer School District includes: 
  • Coordination of access to a physician if the student-athlete does not currently have a family doctor.
  • Facilitation of communication between ATC, physical therapists, coaches, and athletic directors regarding student-athletes' plan of care and game ready status.

The story of Hope
In 2004, 12 physicians representing five Salem orthopedic groups began considering a merger as a way to more cost-effectively, conveniently and comprehensively serve their patients.  Those physicians were driven by the common desire to offer their patients more convenient access to a greater range of services in order to enhance their treatment and recovery. The cost of offering physical therapy, state-of-the-art imaging services and other technological advances had prohibited any of the independent groups from offering them on their own. But as one organization they could bring together in one convenient location all the services and technology they needed to optimize the patient-care experience.
Two years later, after completing a $3.4 million transformation of a former state office building on State Street, the physicians opened what was originally called Willamette Orthopedic Group. In 2009 that name was changed to Hope Orthopedics of Oregon, a more appropriate representation of the organization’s mission and service area.
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