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Our Athletic Trainers

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Houston Methodist Orthopedics & Sports Medicine at Willowbrook employs four full-time licensed Athletic Trainers - Keith Jahn, LAT, Paula Douglas LAT, Dwight Adsit ATC, LAT and Mike Pace ATC, LAT. With 100 years of combined expertise in the care of injured athletes, our athletic trainers provide numerous services to area schools, organized club sports and the physically active of all ages in our community.

They have extensive experience in the secondary school setting, as well as Elite and National Club youth teams - and Olympic and international event coverage.

“The athletic trainers are an incredible asset and more valuable to us than most people realize. They are ambassadors for our group and my practice - providing a high level of service to the athletes and schools in our community, which reflects well on the hospital and our group overall." - Dr. Bruce Moseley, orthopedic sports medicine specialist at the Houston Methodist and formerly the team physician for the Houston Rockets, the Houston Comets, and the U.S. Men's and Women's Olympic Basketball "Dream Teams."

Our athletic trainers are members of the National Athletic Trainers Association (NATA), the Southwest Athletic Trainers Association (SWATA), the Texas State Athletic Trainers Association (TSATA) and the Greater Houston Athletic Trainers Society (GHATS).

What is an athletic trainer?

Dwight Adsit, ATC, LAT



University of Houston, Bachelor of Science in Physical Education and Health Education

Our Lady of the Lake University, pursuing a Master of Business Administration


North Houston area, Challenge Soccer Club

Athletic Training Experience

Head Athletic Trainer at Aldine Nimitz High School (1986-1990), Athletic Trainer/Coordinator of Fitness/Recreation at the Texas Sports Medicine Center (1990-1999), Athletic Trainer Spring Westfield High School (1999-2006) and Assistant Director at the Texas Sports Medicine Center (2006-2012). He has also been involved in many youth activities including serving as a national staff athletic trainer for USA Gymnastics since 1998 - covering numerous national and international events across the US (four USA Elite National Championships and eight Level 10 National Championships).

Additional Qualifications

During his time as an athletic trainer Dwight has actively worked with the Challenge Soccer Club. He is involved with the day to day care of many of the athletes with Challenge and has traveled with the club to state and regional tournaments. He has also participated in coverage for Premier League games, NCAA Final Four, ECNL events, National League games - as well as all of the tournaments Challenge hosts.

He is a Licensed Athletic Trainer in the State of Texas and is Certified by the National Athletic Trainers Association.




Texas State University, San Marcos - Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training

Lamar University - Master of Education in Educational Administration


North Houston, Spring/Klein Area, Cypress Christian Private School

Athletic Training Experience

Klein High School (2002-2004), Offense- Defense All American Football Game Athletic Trainer (2006), Dekaney High School (2007-2011), All American Championship Basketball Game Athletic Trainer (2011)

Additional Qualifications

NATA Associate Member, SWATA member, GHATS Recording Secretary (2011-present)




Texas Christian University, Fort Worth


Northwest area, CyFair

Athletic Training Experience

Klein Oak High School (KISD), Westfield High School (SISD), Andy Dekaney High School (SISD), Liaison for northwest area/CyFair ISD, Magnolia ISD Waller ISD and Concordia Lutheran School, ImPACT concussion testing to local Soccer Clubs, Athletic Trainer for Rosehill Christian School - providing game and practice coverage for events, 33 years of Athletic Training experience.

Additional Qualifications

Associate Member of NATA, TSTA Member, Greater Houston Athletic Trainer Society Member




Stephen F. Austin State University, Bachelor of Science in Education


Tomball ISD, Spring ISD, Northland Christian School, Challenge and Texans Club Soccer event coverage

Athletic Training Experience

MacArthur High School (Head Athletic Trainer), Spring High School(Head Athletic Trainer), Texas Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine (Athletic Trainer /Surgical Assistant), USOC Olympic Medical Staff Athletic Trainer 1992 games in Barcelona Spain, USOC Medical Staff Pan American Games Havana Cuba, USOC Medical Staff Olympic Festivals, Texas HS Baseball All Star game, Challenge Soccer Tournament Athletic Trainer, 35 years of Athletic Training experience.

Additional Qualifications

NATA Member, Athletic Trainer 25-year award, Athletic Trainer Service Award, NATA Board of Certification - Examiner, SWATA - Board of Directors (former member), Texas State Representative Relocation Committee member, Round Table Presenter, Texas State Board of Examiners (former test site coordinator), Greater Houston Athletic Trainers Society - founding member, Inaugural Student Workshop Committee, Former NW Houston Area Representative, Texas State Athletic Trainers Association Member, Inaugural Recipient of the Joe Richardson Outstanding Athletic Training Alumni Award-Stephen F. Austin State University

Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo Sports Medicine Committee Member, Who’s Who among American Teachers 2002 thru 2004



What is an Athletic Trainer?

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Athletic trainers are health care professionals, who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities.

Some of the Services Athletic Trainers Provide Include:

  • ImPACT Baseline Concussion Testing
  • Youth and Adults Sports Health Care Support - during games/events (local and on the road) and at practices
  • Sports Physicals
  • Weekend Injury Clinics
  • Education and Resources - injury prevention, nutrition, management of chronic and acute conditions
  • Rehabilitation Therapy

Students who want to become certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences.

To become certified athletic trainers, students must graduate with a bachelors or masters degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification. Once certified, they must meet ongoing continuing education requirements to remain certified. More than 70 percent of certified athletic trainers hold at least a master’s degree.

Athletic training is not the same profession as personal training, and certified athletic trainers work with more than just athletes – they can be found just about anywhere that people are physically active.

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