CERTIFIED ATHLETIC TRAINER AMY BEDNARKO JOINS GRH SPORTS MEDICINE TEAM
Greenville Regional Hospital has welcomed Certified Athletic Trainer Amy Bednarko to their sports medicine team. Bednarko joins board-certified sports medicine specialist Dr. John Yetter and certified athletic trainers Mike Peppler, Stacy Turner, and Whitney Howell.
Amy Bednarko received her Bachelor of Science degree in Athletic Training from Western Illinois University. She conducted an internship at Memorial Sports Care at the Memorial Medical Center in Springfield.
In her new role, Bednarko works with all sports teams at Vandalia High School. Bednarko is responsible for injury prevention, injury recognition, rehabilitation, and return-to-play for athletes.
Athletic trainers focus on injury prevention and care. Treatment can include stretching, taping, prevention of dehydration, care on the sports field, determination if an athlete can continue to play, follow-up treatment, wound care, and exercise.
Sports Medicine Specialist John Yetter, M.D., is board certified in Family Medicine as well as Sports Medicine. Dr. Yetter provides diagnosis and treatment of athletes to ensure safe return to competition following injuries; preseason sports physical exams; nutrition, fluid replacement, and supplemental evaluation and counseling; conditioning and training counseling, which includes body mechanic assessment; concussion assessment and treatment; as well as sporting event coverage. Dr. Yetter oversees the Greenville Regional Hospital Sports Medicine program and sees patients every Monday and Friday in the hospital’s Outpatient Specialty Clinic.
Certified Athletic Trainer Stacy Turner provides sports medicine coverage to student athletes at Greenville High School.
Certified Athletic Trainers Mike Peppler and Whitney Howell provide sports medicine coverage to student athletes at Greenville College.
Sports Medicine services provided by Dr. Yetter at Greenville Regional Hospital are available to active individuals, including both competitive and recreational athletes.