Christy Grimes, MS ED, ATC/L, CSCS
Athletic Trainer – The University of Kansas Health System
The University of Kansas Health System is the athletic training provider of Blue Valley Northwest High School. We provide athletic trainers to 27 high schools and middle schools in the Blue Valley, Shawnee Mission, De Soto, and Lansing school districts. Learn more about our Sports Medicine and Performance Center at kansashealthsystem.com/sportsmedicine.
Christy Grimes joined The University of Kansas Health System Sports Medicine and Performance Centerin August 2014. She is currently the head athletic trainer at Blue Valley Northwest High School.
Grimes is an integral part of the athletic program at the school and considers herself part of the Huskies family. She is at the school every day for practices and on the sidelines of games working directly with student athletes.
“Being at school all day allows me to be able to communicate with the coaches, school nurse and administration on a regular basis,” said Grimes. “My goal is to work together to assess and treat the athletes to get them safely back on the field/court as fast as possible.”
Grimes never has a typical day, but her time is most spent doing trigger point therapy, rehab exercises, modalities, kinesiology taping, wound management and wrapping with the athletes. She also travels with the varsity football team.
“The best part of my job is that no two days are the same, and I get to work outside,” said Grimes. “And I love BVNW because it is a very loving family-friendly environment.”
She has always enjoyed sports and likes helping people get better. It was important for her to find a job outside of the traditional office setting, so becoming an athletic trainer was a natural fit.
Grimes is originally from St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated from Kansas Wesleyan University with a degree in Health Physical Education and Recreation with an emphasis in Athletic Training.
After moving to Kansas City, she worked for UMKC and Sports Care. She went on to teach Exercise Physiology at Park University and earn her master’s degree from The University of Kansas Edwards Campus in 2008. Grimes worked as the assistant athletic trainer with Park University before joining the Sports Medicine & Performance Center in 2014.
She likes spending time outside with her family and friends, usually at the Lake of the Ozarks. She also enjoys baking cookies, cross stitching and working out.