Primary Care Sports Medicine
Osteopathic Family Medicine
Dr. Wally Walstrom was born and raised in Marysville, KS. After graduating high school he ran track at the University of Nebraska, Lincoln and Kansas State University. He graduated with highest honors from Kansas State University, studying Kinesiology and Human Nutrition. He then obtained a master’s degree from Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences where his focus was on body composition and performance in track and eld athletes, with an emphasis on eating disorders. He attended osteopathic medical school in Kansas City, MO and completed a dual allopathic/osteopathic residency in Wichita, KS at Via Christi. He then completed advanced fellowship training in Primary Care Sports Medicine in Wichita, KS and covered all sports at Wichita State University, Newman University and professional hockey, indoor football, and baseball.
He relocated to Hays in 2016 where he is practicing family medicine, primary care sports medicine, and taking care of the athletes at Fort Hays State University.
In his free time he likes to pole vault, raft, kayak, camp, hike, climb, coach, travel, compete in triathlons, and go to sporting events. He has enjoyed covering sporting events and athletes from the College World Series, the Ironman World Championships, Olympians, professional athletes and many more.
Dr Walstrom’s special interests include nutrition, weight loss, sports medicine, concussion management, integrative medicine, overuse injuries, overtraining, eating disorders, osteopathic manipulative medicine, return to play guidelines for athletes, pre-participation physical exam, diagnostic musculoskeletal ultrasound, sports psychology, exercise prescription, injury prevention, and working with athletes of all ages, including weekend warriors, high school athletes, youth athletes, professional athletes and anyone in-between.
Special procedures that Dr. Walstrom is trained in: • Injections for OA including Viscosupplementation and steroid injections using ultrasound guidance (Landmark or ‘blind” injections are not guaranteed to go where you want them to go, but ultrasound guidance allows you to know exactly where you are injecting) • Dry needling • Percutaneous needle tenotomy • PRP/whole blood injections • Compartment pressure testing for acute and chronic compartment syndrome • Difficult injections