November 06, 2011

SLU Faculty and Students Provide Medical Coverage for Soccer Playoffs on Medical Center Campus

The Medical Center Stadium provided a great facility for the tournament.
Saint Louis University partnered with Casa de Salud to host the Liga Latino Americana de Futbol soccer playoffs on Oct. 30 and Nov. 6 at the new Medical Center Stadium.  Casa had a booth at the field where players, their families and fans found out more about Casa's clinical and mental health services for the Latino community. In addition, the Department of Physical Therapy and Athletic Training had faculty and students provided medical coverage for the competitors.  The SLU Department of Orthopedics provided physician coverage for the games.
SLU PT Students Christine Orfei and Sarah Reinking and SLU AT Students Katie Schneebeck and Lizzy Kientra (front row left to right) pictured providing medical assistance with Dr. Mark Reinking and Dr. Tony Breitbach (back row left to right)
The Liga Latino Americana de Futbol has been around for twenty years and provides an opportunity for individuals to get involved in an organized soccer league. The league draws players primarily from Mexico, Africa, Europe and the United States, with 22 players on each of the league's 26 teams. The regular season, which runs from mid-April to the end of October, is played at soccer fields in the City of St. Louis.

About Casa de Salud
Casa de Salud (House of Health) is a nonprofit organization that provides low-cost, episodic care for patients with little or no health insurance and who suffer non-acute injuries and illnesses. Casa de Salud assists patients in connecting with existing healthcare providers and advocates for them in their ongoing care.
For more information, call 314-762-1251or visit

Click HERE to read the St. Louis Post-Dispatch article about the tournament.

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