Athletic trainer mends student injuries

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Athletic trainer mends student injuries

Ryan Weilandich treats freshman Cashawn Beckum with the STEM machine to help him recover from a minor torn ACL. “Ryan helped me recover from a minor injury in the fastest and effective way possible, which took about 3 weeks,” said Beckum. PHOTO BY PABLO LOPEZ

Ryan Weilandich treats freshman Cashawn Beckum with the STEM machine to help him recover from a minor torn ACL. “Ryan helped me recover from a minor injury in the fastest and effective way possible, which took about 3 weeks,” said Beckum. PHOTO BY PABLO LOPEZ

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Ryan Weilandich treats freshman Cashawn Beckum with the STEM machine to help him recover from a minor torn ACL. “Ryan helped me recover from a minor injury in the fastest and effective way possible, which took about 3 weeks,” said Beckum. PHOTO BY PABLO LOPEZ

Pablo Lopez

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Ryan Weilandich treats freshman Cashawn Beckum with the STEM machine to help him recover from a minor torn ACL. “Ryan helped me recover from a minor injury in the fastest and effective way possible, which took about 3 weeks,” said Beckum. PHOTO BY PABLO LOPEZ

Pablo Lopez, Staff Writer

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The real star behind student athletes is the athletic trainer, Ryan Weilandich, who began working at U. City in August.

“My short time working here at U. City has been such an amazing experience,” said Weilandich. “I have had the pleasure of seeing and working with our football team in one of their best post-seasons ever. “
Working at U. City for only a short amount of time, Weilandich has helped many injured athletes get back on the field, and along the way has built solid connections with students as well with coaches.
“[Weilandich] has helped in the care of our players’ injuries and getting them back healthy in a timely manner,” said head football coach Jameson Allen. “He has a great knowledge of concussion symptoms which is good for our kids and the sports in general. He is also great with communication, which is needed to help kids get healthy.”

Weilandich goes beyond the limits when treating injured players.

“I had a high ankle sprain,” Thompson Brown, senior, said. “The first couple of days were icing days which I hated because the ice was extremely cold. Then came rehab (rotations and movements). He even gave me a list of exercises to go through when at home or in my free time.”

Weilandich has made a positive impact not only on Brown but many students and plans to grow more with the U. City community in the future.

“Being fresh out of college and only working in the field for a short time, I am not entirely sure where I want to go from here,” said Weilandich. “Right now, all of my focus is here at U. City, providing the best care I can, and working to the best of my abilities to improve the athletic training program for the future.”

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