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 2019 event raised $21,000 for the Appleton Area School District. Since 2011, $141,000 has been donated to Appleton high school sports programs.   

Click here to visit our 5K facebook page. Save the date for the next April Fools' fundraising 5K : April 3, 2020!

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.


Medical Mentoring

Medical Mentoring of the Fox Valley 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 Katie Olp, Medical Mentoring Program Director, at katie.olp@osifv.com.

To request a job shadow, please contact Erica Blair at erica.blair@osifv.com.

The Orthopedic & Sports Institute 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 directors/job shadowing coordinator on behalf of your high schooler. All communication concerning job shadow opportunities will be conducted between the student and the directors/coordinator. Adherence to this expectation allows for the maximum growth of the participants throughout the experience.