LuskinOIC’s Athletic Trainer Joined Team USA

Published By LuskinOIC Foundation 8/17/2022
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Championing Care: LuskinOIC at the 21st Jewish Games

LuskinOIC has long been renowned for providing the highest quality orthopaedic care to children across the globe and that tradition continued to grow this summer at the 21st Jewish Games, known as the Maccabiah, that is held in Israel.

The Maccabiah, similar to the Olympics and Paralympics, are held every four years and are open to Israeli and Jewish born athletes. Thousands of athletes gathered in Israel to compete in nearly 40 Olympic and Paralympic competitions.

Volunteering with the organization since 2007, Manager of the LuskinOIC Center for Sports Medicine Summer Runestad, served as head Athletic Trainer. Summer worked alongside a team of 30+ physicians and fellow Athletic trainers to provide specialty orthopaedic care for the athletes of Maccabi USA.

Basketball Brilliance: Summer's Triumph with Maccabi USA

While serving Maccabi USA, Summer’s primary responsibility was to cover the multiple basketball teams competing during the games. Combined, Maccabi USA brought home a total of 274 medals with 87 golds, including Girls/Boys open division and 3 on 3 basketball.

Summer's Spotlight: Leading Maccabi USA to Victory

As if supporting hundreds of athletes, bringing home nearly 300 medals, heading a staff of 30 wasn’t enough, Summer was elected as a banner bearer for Maccabi USA. To celebrate the success of Maccabi USA, the event culminated with a brief photo opportunity with President Joe Biden.

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To learn more about the LuskinOIC Center for Sports Medicine, what sports medicine is, and how your child can receive the highest quality care from our sports medicine specialists, visit our site or reach out to Summer directly at srunestad@mednet.ucla.edu.