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Our Sports Medicine Team at LTU are:
Marloes Blokdijk, MA, AT, ATC, PES, FMS
Marloes received her Bachelor of Science degree with a major in Athletic Training from Eastern Michigan University and completed her Masters of Art in Sport Administration from Wayne State University. Employed by Henry Ford Health System since 2000, Marloes has been assigned to Lawrence Tech University (LTU) since 2011. Prior to her assignment at LTU, Marloes provided sports medicine services to Brother Rice High School, William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine in Detroit as part of the specialized sports rehabilitation team, and assisted the orthopaedic department with a variety of projects including performance enhancement and marketing. Marloes holds special certifications as a National Academy of Sports Medicine Performance Enhancement Specialist (PES) and is also a Functional Movement Specialist (FMS).
Dayna Celcev, AT, ATC, CSCS
Dayna obtained her Bachelor of Science Degree in Athletic Training and Sociology from Eastern Michigan University. Employed by Henry Ford since 2014, she has been assigned to Lawrence Tech University. Prior to her arrival at HFHS, Dayna was the head Athletic Trainer at Fraser High School. In addition, she worked with the FC Sparta Michigan Soccer team in the NPSL, which is now known as the Michigan Stars FC, the Motor City FC in the WPSL, Rochester College Basketball Camp, Oakland University Soccer camp, and Eastside Soccer Camps. She holds a special certification as a National Strength and Conditioning Association Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (NSCA-CSCS).
Lauren Rao, MEd, AT, ATC
Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Athletic Training from Albion College and received her Master of Education in Athletic Training degree from University of Virginia. Employed by Henry Ford since 2017, Lauren is assigned to Lawrence Technological University as the Injury Prevention Specialist and Strength and Conditioning Coach there assisting specifically in return to play rehabilitation and injury prevention.
Prior to employment with Henry Ford, Lauren served as an athletic trainer for Indiana University Purdue University – Fort Wayne working with women’s soccer, baseball, softball, and women’s basketball there. She did her graduate assistantship at Virginia Military Institute working with the cadet-athletes on the football and track and field teams there. Lauren’s thesis was looking at differences in functional movement patterns between gender and sport and was presented at the 2015 NATA Symposium in St. Louis, MO.
Lauren holds additional certifications as a Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist through the NSCA and as a USA Weightlifting Sport Performance Coach.
Nancy White M.D.
Dr. White is a sports medicine physician through the Department of Orthopaedics at HFHS. She is board certified in family medicine and sports medicine. Dr. White attended medical school at Michigan State University and completed her post-graduate education at Providence Hospital for family medicine and Michigan State University for sports medicine.
In addition to providing medical coverage at LTU, Dr. White serves as the Program Director for the Primary Care Sports Medicine Fellowship Program, as an International Team for US Figure Skating, and provides coverage to Cranbrook Kingswood Schools. Dr. Whitecurrently sees patients at the William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine in Detroit and Henry Ford Medical Center - Columbus (Novi).
Patricia Kolowich M.D.
Dr. Kolowich graduated from the University of Michigan Medical School, where she also completed her residency training in orthopaedic surgery. She received her sports medicine training at The Orthopaedic Specialty Clinic, Salt Lake Knee & Sports Medicine in Utah. Working at Henry Ford Hospital for more than 20 years, seven of which she served as the Division Head of Sports Medicine, she is currently the Sports Medicine Fellowship Director.
In addition to working with LTU, Dr. Kolowich works with Detroit Catholic Central Hockey Team and has worked with the Detroit Red Wings, Detroit Rockers, and Detroit Ignition. Dr. Kolowich currently sees patients at the William Clay Ford Center for Athletic Medicine in Detroit and Henry Ford Medical Center - Columbus (Novi).
The athletic trainer (AT) at Lawrence Technological University works under the direction and supervision of physicians from Henry Ford Health System. At LTU, an AT is present for all major sports home games, as well as in the athletic training room during non-game days for injury prevention, assessment and care of injuries, and to provide treatment or rehabilitation. Hours are posted on the athletic training room door and the LTU athletics website. Marloes and Dayna can be reached at 248-204-3864 or by email.