UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine’s director of physical therapy & athletic training honored for contributions
WEST SENECA, NY – Scott Dinse, PT, ATC, director of physical therapy and athletic training for UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, has been recognized with the New York State Athletic Administrators Association’s Chapter VI Community Service Award.
The award is given annually to an individual or organization in each of the 11 NYSAAA chapters across New York. The Community Service Award recognizes outstanding contributions to athletics and support of the NYSAAA at both the local and state level. Dinse received the award at the NYSAAA Chapter VI annual awards recognition luncheon held May 15 at Erie 1 BOCES in West Seneca.
“[Dinse has] been a valuable asset to many districts and [has] impacted numerous student-athletes, coaches and athletic administrators in such a positive way,” wrote Matthew Librock, NYSAAA Chapter VI awards chairperson. “Western New York is a better place because of your contributions.”
A graduate of the University at Buffalo, Dinse has worked for 30 years in physical therapy and sports medicine in Western New York. He assisted in the development of UBMD Ortho’s “ATEAM” – the Athletic Training Education and Medical program – which has helped more than 20 high school sports teams with positive education and reinforcement of sports safety.
Throughout his career, Dinse has worked to train and educate certified athletic trainers across the region and help promote a culture of community and safety in high school athletics. He also works daily with patients at the UBMD Ortho location in Farber Hall on UB’s South Campus, helping student-athletes through their recovery process and ensuring they are strong enough to compete at their best.
“It’s truly an honor to be recognized by Chapter VI,” said Dinse. “The whole team here at UBMD Ortho is committed to helping our local student-athletes all throughout the year be the best they can be and compete strongly and safely. This award speaks volumes about our program and it’s great to know that our dedication to young athletes is so impactful at the districts we work with throughout Western New York.”
NYSAAA Chapter VI represents school districts across Western New York, including those in the Buffalo League, Chautauqua Cattaraugus Athletic Association, Erie County Interscholastic Conference, Niagara Frontier League and the Niagara Orleans League. To learn more about NYSAAA Chapter VI, visit https://section6.e1b.org.
About UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine
UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine, a member of UBMD Physicians’ Group, is a private practice group that offers complete care of all orthopaedic and musculoskeletal problems for children, adults and seniors. The group is affiliated with Kaleida Health, Erie County Medical Center (ECMC), Catholic Health System, and Niagara Falls Memorial, and staffs Buffalo General Hospital, ECMC and Oishei Children’s Hospital of Buffalo. They also serve as the Orthopaedics Department of the University at Buffalo’s Jacobs School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences, teaching the orthopaedic surgeons of tomorrow. In addition, they are the team doctors for the Buffalo Bills, Buffalo Sabres, Buffalo Bandits, UB Bulls, Buffalo State Bengals, ECC Kats and NCCC Thunderwolves.