Athletic trainers do more than tape ankles and keep players hydrated during games – just ask Kelly Potteiger, associate professor of kinesiology and physical education and director of the university’s athletic training program.
Potteiger’s experience makes her a go-to source for information on the assessment, treatment and implications of concussions for students-athletes. That includes an understanding of the trends in policies and legislation that dictate how and when a young athlete can and should return to competition and the classroom.
She also carries a strong background in the fundamentals of Celiac Disease, which is an inability to digest gluten. Potteiger can offer clarity to oft-misunderstood issues surrounding gluten, as well as the health and dietary implications associated with it.
Potteiger earned her doctorate in athletic training from Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions and has written a multitude of peer reviewed articles and book chapters related to her area of expertise.