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Akron Children’s Hospital to provide athletic training to Marlington High School

07-15-2021 (Akron, Ohio )

Akron Children’s Sports Medicine department will soon provide the expertise of its athletic trainers to student athletes in Marlington Local Schools.  

Effective Aug. 1, certified athletic trainer Jen Laubach will work full time with students at Marlington High School in Alliance. She will assist at all home and away varsity football games and all other home events and will provide injury checks at practices. 

“Our certified athletic trainers are an important part of the care team that includes coaches, parents and physicians,” said Joseph Congeni, M.D., medical director of Akron Children’s Sports Medicine. “From injury prevention to customized rehabilitation programs, athletic trainers are dedicated to helping young athletes stay in the game.”  

As part of the contract, Marlington student athletes and parents will have access to the free Healthy Roster app. The HIPAA-compliant and secure mobile injury documentation tool with live chat and video features allows Akron Children’s athletic trainers to streamline injury tracking and an athlete’s return-to-play status. If an injury occurs when the athletic trainer is not at the school, the athlete or parent can contact the trainer through the app.  

Marlington joins about two dozen other Northeastern Ohio high schools that contract with Akron Children’s for athletic training services. 

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