When student athletes in Independence, Mo., suit up this season, they'll have more than just the protection of their pads and helmets.
They have an athletic trainer on hand, ready to tackle any aches and pains.
Gabriel Clements works for Centerpoint Medical Center as the Director of Rehab and Sports Medicine. He helped create the partnership between Centerpoint Medical Center and the Independence School District.
“We have one dedicated employee at the school. So they’re here on site, start to finish,” Clements said.
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