Since 2001, LeConte Sports Medicine has provided certified athletic trainers to cover all sports at each of Sevier County’s five high schools: Gatlinburg-Pittman High School, Pigeon Forge High School, Seymour High School, Sevier County High School and Northview Academy. Certified athletic trainers are experts in preventing illness and injury in active people and have special training to restore function to injured patients.
LeConte Sports Medicine coordinates the healthcare for student athletes, providing comprehensive on-site services including:
- Injury/illness prevention and wellness protection
- Clinical evaluation and diagnosis,
- Immediate and emergency care
- Treatment and rehabilitation of injury
- Organizational and professional health and well-being
The goal of our sports medicine program is to minimize the risk of injury that can occur during play. Since the program’s inception, the re-injury rate for student athletes has dropped from 25 percent (a one-in-four chance that an injured student would suffer another injury) to less than one percent.
In 2015, LeConte Sports Medicine began providing certified athletic training services at Rocky Top Sports World in Gatlinburg. Our team provides athletic trainers and licensed paramedics to provide full-time coverage caring for the athletes competing at the sports complex.
In 2016, LeConte Sports Medicine was a founding partner of The Ripken Experience in Pigeon Forge. As the exclusive healthcare provider, LeConte provides athletic trainers to provide full-time coverage for athletes competing at the baseball complex.
- 2015: The Corporate Award (from Tennessee Athletic Trainers’ Society). The program also received this award in 2005)