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Posted March 2, 2016

 

March is National Athletic Training Month

 

Athletic Trainers Save Lives. Please join the Athletic Training Staff in celebrating National Athletic Training Month. Sports injuries can be serious. Brain and spinal cord injuries and conditions such as heat illness can be life threatening if not recognized and properly handled. Athletic Trainers are there to treat acute injuries on the spot. Athletes have chronic illnesses, too. People with diabetes and asthma can and do safely work and exercise, and the athletic trainer can help manage these critical health issues as they relate to physical exertion.

Athletic Trainers Are Experts. Working to prevent and treat musculoskeletal injuries and sports-related illnesses, athletic trainers offer a continuum of care unparalleled in health care. ATs are part of a team of health care professionals – they practice under the direction of and in collaboration with physicians. ATs work with those individuals who are physically active or involved in sports participation through all stages of life to prevent, treat and rehabilitate injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers should not be confused with personal trainers or "trainers" who focus solely on fitness and conditioning. Always refer to an "athletic trainer" or "AT" to ensure clarity of profession and quality of care.

Not All Athletes Wear Jerseys. The duties of many workers – such as baggage handlers, dancers, soldiers and police officers – require range of motion and strength and stamina, and hold the potential for musculoskeletal injuries. ATs work with individuals in various settings to help with the prevention and treatment.

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