Athletics Communications
By Athletics Communications
University of Oklahoma
MAY 20, 2013

Freede Sports Medicine Center

Freede Sports Medicine Center

The Henry J. Freede, M.D. Sports Medicine Center is located adjacent to the Barry Switzer Center in the south end zone of Oklahoma Memorial Stadium on the campus of the University of Oklahoma in Norman. The facility is home to all OU student-athletes for the day-to-day management of health care needs.
The athletics training room is a state-of-the-art facility staffed by five full-time, certified athletics trainers, a PT/ATC who is the director of rehabilitative services and eight certified graduate assistant athletics trainers.
The athletics training room contains a treatment area, rehabilitation area, taping area, hydro room, physician's exam room, full-body x-ray area, men's and women's locker rooms and offices for the athletics training room staff.
The treatment area spans fourteen treatment tables, combo e-stim and ultrasound units, a GameReady cryotherapy/compression unit, and two large hydrocollators for heating. All equipment is available for pre- and post-practice treatments for all sports.
The rehabilitation area is equipped with rehab tools to help increase the athlete's range of motion, strength, proprioception and cardiovascular systems. This area includes a Biodex machine used to increase an athlete's strength post-surgery, a Shuttle for non-weight bearing plyometric exercises, cardiovascular machines including an elliptical, stairmaster, two bikes and a UBE for upper body endurance work. Four adjustable tables provide areas to stretch athletes for flexibility.
The hydro room is equipped with three large, full-body whirlpools and two small extremity whirlpools used for pre- and post -practice treatments for hot and cold therapy. The hydro room also contains a large ice machine for daily use.
The highlight of this area is the state-of-the-art Swim Ex. This deep, warm-water pool includes jets to add resistance to the water and challenge the athletes during rehab sessions. The Swim Ex is used by student-athletes returning from surgery as well as those looking to obtain a non-impact endurance workout.
The taping area provides eleven taping stations with storage underneath each station. This allows the athletics trainers to efficiently and effectively tape and pad the athletes prior to practice and competitions. This area also has wall-to-wall cabinetry that allows for adequate storage of all athletics training supplies. 
The physician's exam room at the entrance of the facility provides space for OU team physicians to perform evaluations of student-athletes. X-rays taken by the full-body x-ray machine located on site can be read with the high/low lightbox on the wall of the physician's office.
In addition to the main training center, staff operate within various athletics facilities throughout the OU campus:

Viersen Gymnastics Center

The men's and women's gymnastics teams manage their day-to-day medical needs from the athletics training room located in the Sam Vierson gymnastics practice facility. This facility is equipped with treatment tables and modalities for pre- and post-practice treatments as well as a hydro room which holds a full body whirlpool for treatments. The athletics training room also contains tapping stations, a first aid area and emergency equipment for the daily needs of the athletes.

Mosier Indoor Track

The refurbished training room at the Mosier Indoor Track provides student-athletes with access to a certified athletics trainer before and after practice everyday. The athletics training room is equipped with first aid supplies, various modalities including ice, heat, and ultrasound, and emergency equipment. An adjacent hydrotherapy room provides student-athletes unlimited access to ice and fluids for hydration as well as whirlpools for therapeutic use.

McCasland Fieldhouse

The McCasland Fieldhouse training room, renovated in 2005, provides pre- and post-practice and game treatments for volleyball, wrestling, spirit squads and gymnastics competitions. The fieldhouse athletics training room consists of five treatment tables, three taping tables, three modality machines and a whirlpool. It also houses a hydrotherapy room and physician's office.

Lloyd Noble Center

The Fred and Mary Eddy Jones Foundation Sports Medicine Center is located in the Lloyd Noble Center, home to the University of Oklahoma's men's and women's basketball and golf teams. The facility is fully equipped with state-of-the-art modalities, hydrocollators, sunken whirlpools, stationary bikes, elliptical machines and a full complement of rehabilitation equipment. The training room also has a stocked and functioning physician's office with x-ray capabilities.

OU Softball Complex

The athletics training facility located at the OU Softball Complex is used by softball student-athletes. The wet room contains two whirlpool baths used for hydrotherapy before and after practices and competitions. A taping and treatment area provides for pre- and post-practice care. State-of-the-art modalities include electrical stimulation and ultrasound units. Additionally, rehabilitation equipment gives the athletes an opportunity to perform rehab at the field.

OU Soccer & Tennis Complex

The OU Soccer & Tennis Complex was opened in the fall of 2006. The athletics training room is equipped with a hydrotherapy room, doctor's office, and treatment and taping area. The training room is also equipped with electrical stimulation and ultrasound units, cardio and rehabilitation equipment and two whirlpools.

L. Dale Mitchell Park

The L. Dale Mitchell Park houses the OU baseball team and its visitors for all practices and events. The athletics training room is a fully-functional facility containing electric therapy and ultrasound units, a hydrocollator, an ice machine, treatment and taping tables. The training room also houses emergency equipment including AED, spine board, advanced life support, splints and crutches.

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