In her sophomore year, Alaina Trosley suffered an injury while playing in a basketball tournament in Carbondale. Back in Bethalto, athletic trainer Aaron Suessen suspected a torn ACL and referred Trosley to orthopedic surgeon Dr. Aaron Omotola. An MRI confirmed the injury and Trosley underwent reconstructive surgery at Alton Memorial Hospital followed by a regimen of physical therapy, which Suessen continued at school with return to sport protocol.
That was two years ago. Now it’s volleyball season and Trosley is back on the court, feeling fine and competing at a high level. It’s reassuring to know that Suessen is nearby, making his medical expertise available to every school athlete. Parents and athletes now have peace of mind knowing that area Athletic Trainers have immediate access to the BJC Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Specialists.
Thanks to the support of the Alton Memorial Health Services Foundation, certified Athletic Trainers provide game and practice coverage at Alton High School, Bunker Hill High School, Civic Memorial High School in Bethalto, East Alton-Wood River High School, Jersey Community High School in Jerseyville, Marquette High School, Metro East Lutheran High School, Roxana High School, and Southwestern High School in Piasa.
Athletic trainers assess and treat injuries and emphasize injury prevention through proper warm-up and stretching.