Lake Regional Sports Medicine welcomes Clare Chamberlin, M.A., ATC, LAT, a new athletic trainer who primarily serves athletes at Lebanon R-3 School District.
“I look forward to getting to know the student-athletes and coaches while helping them stay healthy for a successful season,” Chamberlin said.
Chamberlin joins Lake Regional athletic trainers Zach Greco, who serves School of the Osage; Kaelin Hood, who serves primarily at Morgan County R-II; and Josh Lammert, who serves primarily at Camdenton R-III. The athletic trainers attend games and practices for several sports, from tennis to football, and are there to prevent, assess and treat injuries.
“Through assisting coaches and athletes with proper training and preventive measures, athletic trainers can help athletes avoid a lot of injuries and can also help them minimize the effects of injuries that do occur,” said Scott Hofer, D.O., a board-certified orthopedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist at Lake Regional. “Their presence on the sidelines helps keep student athletes safe and off the injured list.”
Originally from Green Ridge, Missouri, Chamberlin graduated from Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville with a bachelor’s in animal science and minors in biology and coaching. She then earned a master’s in athletic training from the University of Nebraska Omaha. She interned with the University of Wyoming football team and completed clinical rotations with two Omaha high schools and the University of Nebraska Omaha’s men’s soccer team.
Lake Regional’s comprehensive sports medicine services get athletes back in the game. The team at Lake Regional Sports Medicine includes orthopedic surgeons specially trained in sports medicine, as well as a board certified foot and ankle surgeon. For more information on Lake Regional Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, visit lakeregional.com/sportsmedicine.