Story by: Henry Winkelhake on July 26, 2023
2020 was a year unlike any other in recent history. Defined by the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, it was a time marked by anxiety, frustration and rapid change, but for many, it was also a time for growth and reflection. That was the case for Tiff Haub, who began working toward a master’s degree in health care administration in August 2020.Tiff’s first assignment was to write a paper on her ideal career position. Having worked several years as an athletic trainer and wishing to leverage her experience and skills in both health care and athletics, Tiff set out to interview the director of Norton Sports Health.
Nearly three years later, Tiff serves in the role that had been her aspiration. As director, sports health, Norton Healthcare, Tiff works with a team of diversely talented professionals to care for and support athletes of all ages in the community. Together this team specializes in servicing injured athletes, sport-related injuries and the Norton Sports Performance Programs.
“The best thing about my job is having the ability to interact with so many unique people across the community” and across the Norton Healthcare system, Tiff said. “Each relationship is an opportunity for impact and I find it so rewarding to invest in open collaboration.”
Of course, athletes come in all shapes and sizes, and their passion for competition takes them to fields and facilities throughout the Louisville region and beyond. As a result, the Norton Sports Health team remains flexible to meet people where they are.
We offer many resources to provide broad-ranging support of athletes in the Louisville-area community.
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For some, that’s the Norton Sports Health Performance & Wellness Center on Westport Road, a state-of-the-art facility offering individual and group training, open gym memberships and other fitness classes and strength and conditioning programs. Others engage with Tiff and the Norton Sports Health team at events like the GE Appliances Kentucky Derby Festival miniMarathon/Marathon and a series of training runs leading up to the races. Student-athletes are supported by Norton Sports Health physicians and athletic trainers treating injuries and other conditions for Bellarmine University athletics, Hanover College athletics and many local Jefferson County Public Schools and parochial schools teams.
Besides the Norton Sports Health Jockey Care Clinic at Churchill Downs, additional partnerships include those with Girls on the Run Kentuckiana, Mockingbird Valley Soccer Club and more.
The work spans all ages, sports and activities in an effort to connect athletes to care.“We want to be an ‘easy button’ for the community, creating seamless transitions that allow us to holistically care for the whole patient,” Tiff said.
Getting better after an injury, or just getting better at your sportThe Norton Sports Health team has Sports Medicine expertise in concussions, nutritional needs, mental health performance and orthopedic injuries, including to arms, hands, feet, ankles, hips, knees and shoulders. The goal is to get people and athletes of all ages back to the activities they enjoy.
Whether you’re an elite athlete, a weekend warrior or anyone wanting to move with less pain, call (502) 559-5500 or visit NortonHealthcare.com/SportsHealth to schedule an appointment.
You also can visit NortonSportsPerformance.com to learn more about training programs and other fitness offerings available at Norton Sports Health Performance & Wellness Center.
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