What is An Athletic Trainer?
Certified athletic trainers are highly qualified medical professionals educated in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity. Athletic trainers can help you avoid unnecessary medical treatment and disruption of normal daily life; if you’re injured, they are trained to work with your healthcare provider to get you on the mend and keep you on the move.
Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an allied healthcare profession, and the AMA recommends certified athletic trainers in every high school to keep America’s youth safe and healthy. Specifically, the certified athletic trainer has demonstrated knowledge and skill in six practice areas or domains:
• Recognition, Evaluation and Assessment
• Immediate Care
• Treatment and Rehabilitation
• Organization and Administration
• Professional Development and Responsibility
As part of a complete healthcare team, the certified athletic trainer works under the direction of a physician and in cooperation with other healthcare professionals, athletics administrators, coaches and parents. The certified athletic trainer gets to know each patient/client individually and can treat injuries more effectively.
Athletic Training Room Hours
The athletic trainer is in the office, which is located in the Main Gym from 2:30 pm to the start of scheduled practices and/or games Monday –Friday. The trainer will also be available half an hour before the start of scheduled practices on Saturdays.