Mercyhealth is proud to congratulate Dr. Darin Rutherford on receiving the Honorary Membership Award from the Wisconsin Athletic Trainers’ Association (WATA). The award is bestowed on individuals who have a minimum of five years working with athletic trainers in Wisconsin and have displayed significant promotion and advocacy of the profession of athletic training in Wisconsin or the WATA.
Dr. Rutherford is a sports medicine and family practice physician and treats patients at Mercyhealth Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center–Janesville.
“At Mercyhealth, our Sports Medicine Services help create partnerships that truly support our communities,” said Donna Storbakken, Mercyhealth’s Director of Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Services. “Dr. Rutherford’s firm commitment to serving students, athletes and his patients, as well as collaboration with our team of skilled athletic trainers, sets him apart and make him very deserving of this honor. We are grateful for this service and congratulate him on the award.”
Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities. Mercyhealth’s certified athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with doctors to optimize athletes’ health and activity level. The athletic trainers and sports medicine doctors are proud to provide their services to numerous clubs and schools in the community.