Athletic Trainer | Brace Designer

Doak Ostergard

Using his experience as an athletic trainer, outreach director, and athletic performance research coordinator for the University of Nebraska, Doak Ostergard brings unparalleled expertise to the ARYSE team as a product innovator. Doak served as the head football trainer and head athletic trainer for the Cornhuskers from 1998 to 2007.

A native of Gothenburg, Nebraska, Doak received his bachelor’s degree from the University of Nebraska in 1984 and went on to earn his master’s degree from the university in 1989. His responsibilities as head trainer included year-round preventative care, as well as immediate and restorative care for injured athletes.

This experience drove Doak’s desire to provide better bracing for athletes. After being granted several patents for his ankle and shoulder devices, and playing a key role in the design and development of a neck roll used nationally, Doak chose to partner with ARYSE to continue advancing bracing standards.

Doak lives part-time in Lincoln, Nebraska, close to the ARYSE office and University of Nebraska. When he is not in Lincoln, you can find Doak on the family ranch in Gothenburg, Nebraska, with his wife, Ruthie, and the family’s dogs.

Doak’s Clifton Strengths:

Strategic alignment occurs when individuals row in the same direction toward a shared vision. At ARYSE, we utilize the CliftonStrengths assessment tool to empower our team to be strengths-focused while setting and achieving goals.

Futuristic

Doak is passionate about moving innovative, cutting-edge ideas forward.

Strategic

Using his background as an athletic trainer, Doak creatively designs bracing that serves athletes in injury prevention and recovery.

Ideation

Doak pursues innovation regardless of potential obstacles. His original ideas and product designs are backed by his desire to create superior bracing.

Analytical

Doak analyzes data, identifies patterns, and organizes ideas as a part of his design process.

Belief

Doak is driven by core values and the belief that bracing solutions should produce injury-limiting, performance-elevating results.