Welcome to the Elk River High School Athletic Training/Sports Medicine Services website!!
Services are provided to ERHS through the Institute for Athletic Medicine and Fairview Health Services.
My name is Karina Swanberg. I have been the Elk River Athletic Trainer since fall of 2010. My goal is to use this website as a tool for me to connect with parents, but also a learning tool and resource for the athletes. I enjoy working with your student athletes and their injuries. I work to diagnose, rehabilitate, and finally return your children back to participation in their sports.
Event Coverage & Room Hours:
Fall coverage: Hours: 2:15-5:15 & all levels of football, Varsity Volleyball, Varsity Girls Soccer, Varsity Boys Soccer
Winter coverage: Hours: 2:15-4:45 & Varsity/JV Wrestling, Varsity/JV Gymnastics, Varsity/JV Girls Basketball, Varsity/JV Boys Basketball, Varsity/JV Girls Hockey, Varsity/JV Boys Hockey
Spring coverage: Hours: 2:15-3:45 & Varsity Baseball, Varsity Softball, Varsity Track, JV/Varsity Girls & Boys Lacrosse
The athletic trainer is able to provide the following services:
-Injury/Illness prevention & wellness protection (taping, wrapping, & exercise prescription)
-Clinical evaluation and diagnosis
-Immediate and emergency care
-Treatment and rehabilitation
-Organizational and professional health and wellbeing
It is my goal to contact parents / guardians in the event of an injury to discuss treatment options and return to play decisions.
The athletic training room is located on the lower level of the high school near the wrestling room. It is down the hall from the gymnastics room/auxillary gym. Just down the stairs from the gymnasium. Entrance “D”
What is an Athletic Trainer?
Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers (AT), health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients across age and care continuums. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. (National Athletic Trainers Association)
Want to donate?
The athletic training room would appreciate gently used/new medical equipment that would be helpful for athletic injuries. Contact the athletic trainer for information on what is accepted.
In an effort to provide the best sports medicine services available, please take a moment to complete a short survey regarding your son or daughters injury related experience.
Click here for the Parent Survey
Karina Swanberg, ATC
Institute for Athletic Medicine
Elk River High School
Phone: 763-241-3434 X2255