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Northland Schools Partner with Liberty Hospital Sports Medicine for Athletic Training Services

Wednesday, August 5, 2020

LIBERTY, MO (Aug. 5, 2020) – Liberty Hospital Sports Medicine is expanding its athletic training services to four new school districts in the Northland. Student athletes at high schools and middle schools in the North Kansas City, Park Hill, Platte County R-3 and Excelsior Springs school districts now will have access to certified athletic trainers provided to them by Liberty Hospital Sports Medicine. MU Orthopaedics and sports medicine physicians from The Liberty Clinic are providing medical care, clinical program direction and sideline coverage during sporting events.

“We are excited about the opportunity to provide professional athletic training services for our area schools,” said Ryan Snyder, MD, medical director of Sports Medicine and a surgeon with MU Orthopaedics at Liberty Hospital.

“Since opening our doors six years ago, we have seen Sports Medicine grow to become the premiere provider of athletic training services in the Northland.” -Dr. Snyder

Sports Medicine also provides athletic trainers for Liberty North, Lawson, Lathrop, Orrick and West Platte high schools in addition to William Jewell College and works in coordination with athletic trainers for Kearney and Liberty high schools.

“Our goal is to provide excellent athletic training services and healthcare to the student athletes in the all of the school districts with whom we partner,” said Head Athletic Trainer Jared Hanson, ATC/L, Cert. MDT.

“In the sports world today, athletic trainers are an essential component to the safety and well-being of athletes in all settings.” - Jared Hanson

As part of the healthcare team, services provided by athletic trainers include coverage of athletic events/practices, injury prevention, emergent care, and the examination, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and other medical conditions.

Sports Medicine also offers sports performance training and adult fitness classes, occupational therapy, physical therapy and seamless access to the specialists at MU Orthopaedics at Liberty Hospital. In addition to the orthopaedic surgeons, the Sports Medicine team includes Adam Harrold, MD, CAQ-SM, and Kyle Schneweis, MD, CAQ-SM, CIC, primary care physicians with sports medicine training at The Liberty Clinic. Dr. Schneweis also is certified in concussion management.

Recently, Liberty Hospital Sports Medicine received a gold award in the 30th annual Best of the Northland sports medicine category. Joshua Niemann, MD, of MU Orthopaedics received a bronze award for best orthopedic physician. Sports Medicine opened in 2014 at 398 N. Blue Jay Drive in Liberty behind Dick’s Sporting Goods. For more information, go to or call 816.407.2315.