Dr. Haytmanek and Dr. Backus Cover the US Ski Team Speed Training at Cooper Mountain

It’s that time of year again!

Time for the US Ski Team to hit the slopes for speed training!

Part of their back-up team? Doctors Haytmanek and Backus attend the training to evaluate athletes and to assist in keeping them at the top of their game.

The pool of carefully-selected physicians for the US Ski Team are responsible for keeping abreast of the medical issues involved with athletes they oversee while on the road. They serve as the primary resource for the head coach, head team PT/AT, and medical director regarding medical issues relating to an athlete’s ability to train or compete during their assigned trip. Dr. Haytmanek and Dr. Backus also provide recommendations regarding further evaluation, diagnostic procedures and treatment plans and maintain up-to-date information on the medical and participation status of all athletes in conjunction with the Sports Medicine Director and the Head Team Physician.

The U.S. Ski & Snowboard Sports Medicine is dependent on the commitment of dedicated partners and volunteers who provide the additional resources necessary to ensure the best possible medical care for the US’s top athletes.