Athletic Trainers Are Rehab Experts That Help Get Every Body Back In “The Game”

NATM_2013_2blueInjuries happen. Ankles get sprained. Hamstrings get strained. Knee injuries, back injuries, wrist injuries and more all occur. We try to prevent them, but sometimes they occur any way. Some injuries are acute, some are chronic, but one thing they all have in common, they can benefit from rehab.

Part of the training that athletic trainers undergo is for the rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries. They learn different types of massage and muscle manipulation. They learn how to increase range of motion, flexibility and strength. They are taught to use many different modalities that help manage injuries like heat packs, ice, ultra sound, electrical muscle stimulation, and more. They learn the best ways to help restore an injured person to full health and how to do so as quick and safe as possible.

When an athlete gets injured the first person that they usually see is the athletic trainer. The athletic trainer is there helping from the onset of the injury and through their entire rehab until they are back to full health and return their sport. But athletic trainers don’t just work with athletes. You can find them in the military helping our soldier back to health after training or combat wounds. They are in the performing arts helping dancers get back on their feet and into their next performance. Athletic trainers can also be found in industry helping workers recover from their injuries and get back on the job. They can also be found in hospitals and clinics and anywhere else someone may be trying to recover from an injury. And they not only work with the young, but they also work with the middle aged and the elderly. They treat both acute and chronic conditions all with the goal of, no matter who you are, getting you back to your “game”. See what all an athletic trainer can do for you

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March is National Athletic Training Month: Every Body Needs an Athletic Trainer


About Douglas Sawyer, MS, ATC

I am an athletic trainer who is also a very avid athlete. My first love is running, but I also love cycling and triathlons and many other activities. I'm not a swimmer though, I just don't drown for 2.4 miles... As a athletic trainer I work with sports injuries. I currently work at a school with athletes in 7th-12th grade in a wide variety of sports. I can be found on twitter at two different names: @IronmanLongRunr - where I tweet about run, bike, tri, & more @Longrunr - where I tweet about athletic training
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