April 11, 2023
CINCINNATI, Ohio – Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, the region’s recognized leader in comprehensive orthopaedic and sports medicine care of high school teams and athletes, will begin providing medical services and athletic training to the Milford Exempted Village Schools this summer.
Beacon’s Brian Crellin, D.O., will serve as Milford’s medical director, in partnership with TriHealth and Drayer Physical Therapy Institute, beginning in July. In addition to a medical director, Beacon will also provide Milford with three athletic trainers.
“We look forward to providing quality care for high school teams and athletes with our team at Beacon, in partnership with TriHealth and Drayer. We are honored for the opportunity to do the same with the players and students throughout Milford,” Dr. Crellin said. “Because we work with so many schools and have done so for decades, we have a deep bench of sports medicine experts and top physicians that have the expertise and experience to not only care for students who are injured, but to also prevent injuries from happening.”
Beacon Orthopaedics is the regional leader in providing medical direction and coverage for area athletic programs, serving more than 30 local high schools, five college athletics programs, and professional teams including the Cincinnati Reds and others.
“Beacon and TriHealth are excited to announce this partnership that will provide top-notch athletic training, quality healthcare support and more to the community, school system, athletes and students of Milford,” said Beacon CEO Andy Blankemeyer. “Our collaboration with Milford is an example of Beacon’s commitment to healthcare and how providing comprehensive coverage impacts athletes on and off the field by improving opportunities and solutions for better health.”
“The Milford schools are excited to be working with the quality Physicians and Athletic Trainers that Beacon will provide,” said Milford Exempted Village Schools Superintendent John Spieser. “The sports medicine care and services such as physicals, baseline testing, sports psychologists, dietitians and more that our athletes will receive will enhance their safety, wellness and knowledge.”
Milford students will receive priority access when scheduling office appointments and treatment – including imaging services and physical therapy – and have the opportunity for strength and conditioning education, programming and implementation. Athletes can also have their annual preparticipation physicals performed at a Beacon or TriHealth facility at a reduced cost.
To help ensure the safety and health of Milford’s students athletes, Beacon will provide ImPACT baseline concussion testing by a credentialed imPACT physician. In addition, Milford coaches will be trained on First Aid and the use of CPR and AEDs that will satisfy Ohio High School Athletic Association (OHSAA) certification requirements. Consultations with a sports psychologist and a dietitian/nutritionist will also be available to students.
Beacon is also focused on preventing injuries and will offer lectures on topics including hydration, sports psychology, concussion awareness and more. Guest lectures will also be delivered to students in Milford classrooms by the Beacon team physician.
“The goal of sports medicine is to help athletes recover and prevent a recurrence so they can perform at the activities they enjoy,” Dr. Crellin said. “And that’s what we will do at Milford.”
Established in 1996, Beacon Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine has helped thousands of patients overcome injuries and improve their quality of life. Beacon Orthopaedics provides medical direction and coverage for over 30 local high schools, five college athletics programs, and professional teams including the Cincinnati Reds. With over 20 locations across Southwest Ohio, Northern Kentucky, and Southeastern Indiana, Beacon offers instant access to comprehensive orthopedic care, including sports medicine, physical therapy, athletic training, imaging services, regenerative medicine, as well as surgical procedures involving neck, spine, shoulder, elbow, hand, hip, knee, foot and ankle repair, reconstruction, and replacement.