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Meet our Athletic Trainers

Athletic trainers work with anyone who engages in physical activity. They specialize in prevention, recognition and evaluation of injuries, provide emergency care on the field, and guide rehabilitation after treatment.

Eric Jusko, ATC, LAT

  • Graduated from Fort Hays State University in 2014 with a B.S. in Athletic Training while also playing football
  • BOC-certified Athletic Trainer and licensed to practice under The Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
  • ITAT (ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer)
  • Athletic Trainer at Ell-Saline, Smoky Valley, and Southeast of Saline high schools

Evan Bowers, MS, ATC, LAT

  • Graduated from Pittsburg State University with an M.S. in Health, Human Performance and Recreation
  • Graduated from Emporia State University with a B.S. in Athletic Training
  • BOC-certified Athletic Trainer and licensed to practice under the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
  • Athletic Trainer at Salina South High School

Abe Noll, ATC, LAT, CSCS

  • Graduated from Benedictine College with a Bachelor of Arts in Athletic Training
  • BOC-certified Athletic Trainer and licensed to practice under the Kansas State Board of Healing Arts
  • ITAT (ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainer)
  • CSCS (Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist)
  • Athletic Trainer at Salina Central High School

Holly VanCleave, PT, DPT, ATC

  • Physical Therapist & Athletic Trainer
  • Graduated from Miami University in 2006 with Bachelor degrees in Exercise Science and Athletic Training
  • Graduated from the University of Dayton in 2009 with a Doctorate in Physical Therapy
  • Licensed Physical Therapist and Athletic Trainer in the State of Kansas
  • Worked at the University of Michigan as a PT at University Hospital and an ATC covering local high school, college, and junior hockey athletic events
  • Worked in Anacortes, WA as a PT in an outpatient clinic and the head ATC at Anacortes High School
  • Worked on the medical staff at the 2016 USA Track & Field Olympic Trials
  • Concussion Clinical Specialist at Salina Regional Health Center Physical Therapy Clinic

In the clinic:

Athletic Trainers assist physicians by taking patient history; splint/cast removal; instructing and demonstrating rehabilitative exercises based on signs, symptoms and diagnosis; suture and staple removal; splint/cast application; ordering X-rays; referring patients to physical therapy; wound care; brace/crutch/walker fitting; and performing pre-rehabilitative exercises for joint replacement candidates.

At the local schools:

  • Offer weekly medical coverage for sports practices and games
  • Educate athletes, coaches and parents on the signs and symptoms of concussion along with appropriate concussion management
  • Educate athletes regarding nutritional aspects of physical activity
  • Assess athletes for potential injuries/illnesses or risk factors that would increase their risk of injury/illness
  • Evaluate and diagnose athletes with acute, sub-acute or chronic musculoskeletal disorders and medical conditions
  • Refer athletes to the proper health care professionals based on the results of evaluations
  • Implement appropriate emergency injury and illness management strategies following a pre-established emergency action plan
  • Select and apply proper therapeutic interventions based on athlete's injury, signs and symptoms
  • Act as a liaison between athletes and physicians