We’re part of this community—
and we’re passionate about keeping it healthy.
At OSI, we’re taking an active part in helping our community members live
healthier lives. And we believe there’s no reason the Fox Cities can’t be
the healthiest region in the country.
High School Athletic Training Services

At OSI, we believe we can make an impact in our community by cultivating a healthy culture among our youth. That’s why we’ve partnered with the Appleton Area School District to provide athletic training services to students of Appleton high schools.

Appleton Area High School Logos

Here’s just some of what we provide:

  • A licensed athletic trainer for each Appleton high school, available during practices, games, and events
  • Strength and conditioning coaches
  • Injury prevention, nutrition, and hydration education
  • Baseline concussion ImPACT testing
  • Free injury clinics every Saturday in the fall season
  • Leadership training
  • CPR instruction for all coaches
  • Free sports physicals for high school students
Event Support and Sponsorship
April Fools’ 5K Run/Walk in partnership with Miron Construction

April Fools' 5k Fun Run/Walk LogoThe OSI-Miron April Fools' 5K Fun Run/Walk has become one of the most popular wellness events of the spring. The 2015 event raised $15,000 for the Appleton Area School District. Since 2011, $75,000 has been donated to Appleton high school sports programs.   

Click here to visit our 5K facebook page. Click here for 2016 race results.

Community First Fox Cities Marathon

We are proud to help make the Community First Fox Cities Marathon the area's premier distance event. OSI is the primary medical provider for the marathon and sponsor of the marathon relay event. OSI and our partners at Advanced Physical Therapy & Sports Medicine coordinate care for 7,000+ runners in a variety of events over the race weekend. We also offer a free post-race injury clinic following the event.

Click here for more information about the festival of races.

Division III College Baseball World Series

Fox Cities Stadium plays host to the top eight schools in the NCAA Division III World Series, attracting 20,000 fans to the May tournament. OSI is there to assist, providing daily medical coverage and athletic training services.

NCAA Division III Website

WIAA State Baseball Tournament

OSI provides medical assistance and athletic training services for the WIAA State Baseball Tournament at Fox Cities Stadium each June, as the top 20 high school teams from Divisions 1-4 come to the valley to battle for the state crowns.

WIAA Website

 

Medical Mentoring

OSI’s Medical Mentoring Program is the opportunity of a lifetime for high school students interested in medical careers, providing invaluable firsthand experiences that help students make educated decisions about their futures. This formative experience has the power to solidify career aspirations and transform lives.

Based on their interests, selected students from area high schools are paired with mentors at OSI or another medical facility. Students spend three half-days observing mentors in their day-to-day work environments, including fast-paced clinical and surgery settings. Job shadowing opportunities are available with physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, physical therapists, and surgical technologists. 

To learn more about the program, please contact Tammy Oppermann, Medical Mentoring Program Director, at 920.560.1164 or at tamara.oppermann@osifv.com.

To request a job shadow, please contact Sarah Bleier at sarah.bleier@osifv.com.

The Orthopedic & Sports Institute of the Fox Valley places significant emphasis on the professionalism of Medical Mentoring students considering entrance into the field of medicine. It is therefore incumbent upon parents to refrain from making contacts to the program director/job shadowing coordinator on behalf of your high schooler. All communication concerning job shadow opportunities will be conducted between the student and the director/coordinator. Adherence to this expectation allows for the maximum growth of the participants throughout the experience.