Athletic Trainers Are Multifaceted

NATM_2013_2blueAthletic trainers are pretty much the jack of all trades when it come the medical world. We receive training in injury prevention, management and rehabilitation, and care of all athletic injuries. But, it doesn’t end there. We have training in nutrition, weight management, sports psychology, strength training and conditioning. Throw in some budgeting, ordering, facility management, staff management, administrative skills, clerical skills and more.

Our skills often extend beyond just what we learned in school. Because of budgeting constraints we often find ourselves repairing athletic equipment. Fixing and maintaining ice  machines, and washers and dryers. We repurpose items that aren’t being used and make them into useful tools for rehab, strengthening, balance training and more. We take unused spaces and create productive uses for them to help out athletes get better, stronger, and fitter.

When it comes to taking care of our athletes, we have the training, and ingenuity to get it done. We ARE athletic trainers.

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

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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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