Sports Medicine trailer provides athlete relief on sidelines

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TWIN FALLS, Idaho (KMVT/KSVT) If you've watched a Friday night football game here in the Magic Valley,
you may have noticed a white sports medicine trailer on the sidelines and wondered what its purpose was.

The sports medicine program in Twin Falls is taking off and with it comes growing demand for tools and resources.

Currently the trailer is on loan from the Boise program, allowing sports medicine professionals to evaluate patients on the sidelines of sporting events in private.

It also provides a safe environment for treatment free from the exposure of the elements like snow, sun or rain.

St. Luke’s Magic Valley is now fundraising for their own trailer.

“When we covered the soccer tournament this past year we had a bunch of rain delays and lightning,” said Dr. Chad Johnson. “It was one place that we could be. Unfortunately that wet field that we probably wouldn't have had we not all of the rain and so it provided us a nice warm dry place for us to check out some of those soccer athletes and get them either taped up or back going or on crutches.”

If you'd like to learn more about the trailer or contribute to the fundraising efforts you can contact the Sports Medicine Clinic at 208-814-5075

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