Nebraska provides student-athletes with technologically advanced treatment areas.
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Nebraska Athletic Medicine

By NU Athletic Communications

Athletic Medicine at the University of Nebraska is dedicated to providing all student-athletes in the department with the highest level of health care. The care given by the Nebraska Athletic Medicine staff goes well beyond the daily medical concerns that every Division I program has regarding injury prevention, treatment and rehabilitation. The total health care of the individual is the goal of the Nebraska program. The staff continues to identify and assist in the treatment of the student-athlete at risk for overwhelming stress, career threatening injury, eating disorders, psychological disorders and other medical problems.

For more information call Athletic Medicine at (402) 472-2433 or send us e-mail.

Nebraska Athletic Medicine Staff
Lonnie Albers, MD, Director of Athletic Medicine

Jerry Weber, ATC, PT, Head Athletic Trainer
Baseball, Football, Men's Golf

Mark Mayer, ATC, Head Football Athletic Trainer, ATC
Football

Brad Brown, MA, ATC
Track and Field, Cross Country

Tom Dufresne, ATC, MPT  
Women's Gymnastics, Bowling, Rifle, Women's Golf

Jolene Emricson, MEd, ATC
Volleyball

Drew Hamblin, MEd, ATC, CES
Football

Marcia Kennedy, MS, ATC
Softball

Lisa Loewenstein, MEd, ATC 
Soccer

R.J. Pietig, ATC, MS
Men's Basketball

Ashley Rudolph, ATC
Women's Basketball

Jeff Rudy, Ph.D, ATC

David Rule, ATC
Football

Julie Tuttle, MS, ATC
Concussion Management

Tyler Weeda, MS, ATC
Wrestling

Amy Seiler, LMT, ESMS
Massage Therapy

Graduate Assistant Athletic Trainers
Ricardo Abreu, ATC - Men's and Women's Tennis
Jenna Allocco, ATC - Men's Gymnastics
Amanda Dorsten, ATC - Track and Field, Cross Country
Nick Eller, ATC - Football
Todd Johnston, ATC - Football
Lucas Kratzer, ATC - Track and Field
Nate Lamberty, ATC - Baseball
Angie Lathrop, ATC - Swimming and Diving

Athletic Psychiatrist

Todd Stull, Director of Strategic Collaboration, Mental Performance & Research

Athletic Psychologists
Brett Haskell, Athletic Psychologist
Brett Woods, Provisionally Licensed Athletic Psychologist 

Orthopaedic Surgeons
Robert Dugas, MD, Chief of Staff
David Clare, MD
Justin Harris, MD

Athletic Medicine Links
Athletic Medicine Staff Offers Help in Psychiatry and Mental Health

Nebraska Athletic Medicine Contact Information:
Nebraska Athletic Medicine
One Memorial Stadium
P.O. Box 880128
Lincoln, NE 68588-0128

 

Nebraska Athletic Medicine

Nebraska's Athletic Medicine staff is housed within the Charles and Romona Myers Performance Center.

The Athletic Medicine Center features a hydrotherapy area that includes a three-level laned pool, which allows student-athletes across all of Nebraska's sports to work out simultaneously. The Hydroworx 1000 Treadmill Pool is equipped with two cameras underwater for evaluation and assessment, while hot and cold plunge tanks are also available to the Huskers.The state-of-the-art hydrotherapy areas allow the Huskers to engage in rehabilitation and conditioning programs under the direct supervision of Nebraska's medical and training staff.

In addition to impressive hydrotherapy areas, the Athletic Medicine Center had a X-ray room complete with hospital-grade equipment. The Center also provides private areas for physical exams, an emergency medical procedures room, a licensed pharmacy, rooms designated for drug testing, braces and rehabilitation supplies and dental appliances. The athletic medicine staff also uses the MRI center in the East Stadium CB3 research area for their MRI needs.

The Athletic Medicine Center, paired with one of the most knowledgable and experienced medical and training staffs in the country, make Nebraska the leader in personal care in college athletics.

Lonnie Albers, M.D. serves as the Director of Athletic Medicine. Dr. Albers sees student-athletes with acute illnesses in the medical clinic located in the Athletic Medicine Center in the Osborne Athletic Complex. As a Family Practice physician with attending physician privileges in all three community hospitals in Lincoln, and with experience in coordinating referrals with specialists in all areas of medicine, he is able to respond to the wide variety of medical problems encountered in sports medicine.

Of vital importance to the success of any team is the protection of the athlete from injury, and the rapid return of the injured athlete to full speed. Head Athletic Trainer Jerry Weber has been serving Husker student-athletes and perfecting his skills as a dual certified Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer for more than 40 years.

Weber draws assistance in his efforts from team of veteran certified athletic trainers in Mark Mayer, Brad Brown, Tom Dufresne, Jolene Emricson, Drew Hamblin, Marcia Kennedy,  Lisa Loewenstein, R.J. Pietig, Ashley Rudolph, Jeff Rudy, David Rule, Julie Tuttle and Tyler Weeda.

An important goal of the Athletic Medicine program is to assist student-athletes in overcoming obstacles to their success in sports and in the classroom. The athlete confronted with overwhelming stress, substance abuse, disordered eating, or other impediments to success receives assistance.  Nebraska Athletics has assembled a professional team that features both quality and depth in sports perfomance psychiatry, psychology and mental health services offered under the departmen's Athletic Medicine Program. Click here to read more about Nebraska's Mental Health Programming.

Sports massage therapy is available for athletes recovering from repetitive muscle strain. Amy Seiler, NU's massage therapist, provides sports massage therapy to student-athletes through the Athletic Medicine Center from 9-11:30 a.m. each weekday.

Sports nutrition is another important concern of the Athletic Medicine staff, and Sports Nutritionists Lindsey Remmers, Tommy Jensen and Lynn Zhang work with all 24 of Nebraska's sports to educate student-athletes on topics such as gaining weight, losing body fat, staying hydrated, increasing energy and supplement use.

For more information call Athletic Medicine at (402) 472-2276 or send us e-mail.

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