Meet your Sports Medicine Team

  • Mr. Michael Dueck, LAT, ATC – Athletic Trainer

    Mr. Mike is a long term native to Lancaster County, growing up in Stevens, PA and attending Cocalico High School where he played Football and Baseball. He enjoys exercising and spending time outdoors with his friends and family. He has a dog named Cisco and in his spare time he likes to go for bike rides, make creative things in his wood shop, and play ultimate frisbee. 

    Mr. Mike earned his Bachelor of Science in Exercise Science in 2019 and his Master of Science in Athletic Training in 2020 from Lebanon Valley College in Annville PA. He is certified by the National Athletic Trainer's Association Board of Certification, and licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Medicine. Mr. Mike is an athletic trainer and the strength and conditioning coach at Octorara Junior/Senior High School.

    Two athletic trainers provide coverage at Octorara Jr./Sr. High School. Mr. Michael Dueck will be the primary contact for all athletic training needs.

     

    Mr. Austin Sroda, M.S, LAT, ATL

    Mr. Austin was born and raised in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, but recently moved to Lancaster following stints as an athletic trainer in North Carolina and Georgia. He likes to spend free time exploring the outdoors with his dog, Avalanche, getting out on the golf course with friends and family whenever he can, and participating in recreational sports, especially soccer and basketball. Growing up in Wisconsin, he is a lifelong fan of the Green Bay Packers, Milwaukee Bucks and Brewers, and all things Wisconsin Badgers. He also enjoys cooking and baking new recipes, or putting together something new from scratch for friends and family to critique.   

    Mr. Austin attended the University of Wisconsin where he earned his Bachelor of Science in Athletic Training in 2016, and just recently completed his Master of Science in Kinesiology from Augusta University in Augusta, Georgia in December of 2020. He maintains his certification through the National Athletic Trainer’s Association’s Board of Certification, and is licensed by the Pennsylvania Department of Medicine. He is an athletic trainer at Octorara Junior and Senior High School through Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health.   

     

    Dr. Keith Heck, DO – Team Physician

    Dr. Heck grew up in Philadelphia and is an avid Philadelphia sports fan. He enjoys spending time with his wife/dog and playing golf with friends.

    Dr. Heck is fellowship trained in Sports Medicine and his previous professional experience includes being a team physician for the Reading Phillies (Philadelphia Phillies minor league affiliate), the Reading Royals (Philadelphia Flyers minor league hockey affiliate), and the Philadelphia Union.


    Contact information

    Michael Dueck, LAT, ATC

    E-mail – mdueck@octorara.org

    *Cell phone - (717) 799-7730

    Fax: (610) 593-4945 

    Office location: Octorara Senior High – room P9

     

    Dr. Keith Heck

    Office phone: 717-627-7675

    Office Location: Penn Medicine Lancaster General Health

    950 S Octorara Trail Parkesburg PA

     

    *We will not accept phone calls or text messages from athletes. All communication must be through parents, email, or in person. Please do not hesitate to contact me with any questions or concerns. 

     

    What is an Athletic Trainer?

    Athletic trainers are certified and licensed healthcare professionals who provide services to athletes and physically active patients in various settings. We are trained in injury prevention, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate and emergency care, healthcare administration, and treatment and rehabilitation.

    You can find athletic trainers working in a multitude of settings, including but not limited to: secondary school athletics, physician offices, colleges/universities, industrial work-sites, military, and performing arts.

    Athletic trainers collaborate with physicians, physical therapists, and other medical professionals in and beyond the sports medicine field to provide appropriate treatment options for all of our athletes.