Athletic Trainer

The athletic trainer at the Center for Sports Medicine serves in many capacities, acting primarily as a liaison between the local high school athletic trainers, athletes, healthcare providers, coaches, school personnel and parents.

This trainer educates coaches, athletes and healthcare professionals. Outreach coverage includes providing an additional resource to high school athletic trainers with on-site care.

The athletic trainer works in conjunction with physicians and physical therapists. These trained professionals have daily contact with the athletes and provide emergency care at athletic practices and events, first aid for mild injuries, taping and techniques for injury prevention, and education on injury prevention and management.

Following an evaluation by the athletic trainer, the athlete may be referred to a physician for further assessment, or the athletic trainer may elect to initiate a plan of care and protocol for rehabilitation.