Kremchek Family Athletic Training Facility

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Kremchek Family Athletic Training Facility is the home of the first-class staff keeping Wittenberg student-athletes in the game.

Quick Facts


Built: 1982
Renovated: 2012
Dedicated: Oct. 5, 2012
Size: 2,200 sq. ft.
Amenities:
Nine treatment tables
Rich-Mar electrotherapy & ultrasound
GameReady cryotherapy & compression
Oversized recovery whirlpools
Private physician examination room
Rehabilitation area with shuttle
Two large-screen HD televisions
Electronic medical documentation station

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About This Facility

Wittenberg student-athletes have a long history of achievement, and maintaining such a track record takes a wealth of care and attention. The Kremchek Family Athletic Training Facility ensures that the Tigers' medical care is professional and capable by providing a first-rate athletic training suite.

Completely gutted in 2012, the updated and upgraded athletic training facility is impressive, starting with nine treatment tables, three GameReady cold therapy and compression machines and four Rich-Mar electrical stimulation and ultrasound machines. The renovation created space for a shuttle machine to help with rehabilitation, a stationary bike, weights, a custom-made taping station and three whirlpools with custom seating.

The athletic training room is bright and colorfully decorated with framed photos of Wittenberg student-athletes in action. Wittenberg's three full-time certified athletic trainers occupy an attached office, where computer equipment outfitted with software allows them to communicate with doctors and generate coaches’ reports. Visiting doctors have their own private office within the facility, including a treatment table, desk and storage.

“Our goal is to be able to treat the athletes in a timely manner, use our resources effectively and return our athletes back to their sports,” said Ellen Crosbie, Wittenberg’s head certified athletic trainer. “With the new facility, we are able to continue to treat our athletes with up-to-date and outstanding health care. We strive to allow them to be able to carry on the strong Wittenberg athletics tradition.”

Student-athletes have direct access to locker rooms from the athletic training room, which itself is centrally located in Wittenberg's HPER Center. Satellite athletic training facilities in the Tigers' two off-campus athletic venues, baseball's Carleton Davidson Stadium and softball's Betty Doughman Dillahunt Field, help keep medical attention close to the field of competition for every team.

Read more about the dedication of the Kremchek Family Athletic Training Facility in the press release about the event.

The Kremchek Family

Tim Kremchek, Wittenberg class of 1981 and the team orthopaedist for his alma mater for nearly 20 years, took it upon himself to lead an effort to ensure that the medical care Tiger students receive matches their athletic excellence. He spearheaded a fundraising effort to renovate the athletic training room in Wittenberg’s Health, Physical Education and Recreation (HPER) Center.

In light of Kremchek’s lead gift to the project, Wittenberg’s Board of Directors moved to name the new athletic training room in his honor. Among the other individuals and organizations to make financial contributions to the project were Ron Sortman ’72; Roger Parker ’73, Jack ’63 and Nancy ’64 Spohn, Jim and Maria Wymer ’77, Doug ’79 and Valerie ’78 Baker, Bill ’54 and Carol Goettman, Doug ’72 and Tammy Vinsel, Mark ’81 and Betsy Phillips, Kirby and Julie Thompson ‘81, Dona and Roland Young, John ’74 and Catherine Paoloni, Jim ’79 and Nancy Donellon, Bill Hauser ‘78, the Wittenberg football program, Community Mercy Health Partners, and Beacon Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine.

A 1986 graduate of the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Kremchek completed his orthopaedic residency at Tufts University in Boston, Mass., and a one-year orthopaedic sports medicine fellowship at the Alabama Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Ala. A native of Cincinnati, Kremchek returned to his hometown and began private practice in orthopaedic surgery and sports medicine in 1993.

He has served as the medical director and chief orthopaedic surgeon for the Cincinnati Reds for more than 15 years, as well as the team’s minor league affiliates. He has taken an active role in teaching orthopaedics and sports medicine, and he has been published in professional journals, featured on HBO’s Real Sports regarding youth baseball injuries, and quoted in ESPN The Magazine, Sports Illustrated and USA Today regarding medical health topics.

In addition to the Reds and their minor league affiliates, Kremchek is the team orthopaedist for the Cincinnati Commandos, an indoor football team, the Cincinnati Cyclones, a minor league hockey team, the Cincinnati Sizzle, a women’s football team, Indian Hill High School, Archbishop Moeller High School, and Wittenberg.

History

The Wittenberg athletic training room, as it was known until its 2012 renovation and dedication, has occupied a central spot in the HPER Center since the building's opening in 1982. Prior to that date, athletic training was conducted on site with each team and in a room in the field house.