athletic trainer


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ath·le·tic train·er

, athletic therapist (ath-let'ik trān'ĕr, thāră-pist)
One who is skilled in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries.

athletic trainer

(ath-let′ik)
A person who has completed educational and clinical experiences and is capable of working with athletes and others involved in strenuous physical activity and their environment to help prevent injuries, advise them concerning appropriate equipment, clinically diagnose injuries, administer emergency treatment, determine if specialized medical care is required, and rehabilitate those with injuries. Athletic trainers work under the direction of licensed physicians. In most states, athletic trainers must be licensed to practice.
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We are looking for all sizes of basketball shoes, running shoes, tennis shoes and cleats for baseball, softball, soccer and football, said Jenn Mroz, AT, ATC, lead athletic trainer at Spectrum Health Ludington Hospital.
A New York man, who worked as an athletic trainer in a school, was arrested Saturday and charged with raping a minor.
"Being an athletic trainer is about providing the highest quality of care to our patients and a tireless dedication to learning, growing and serving.
John Ostrowski, will serve as coordinator of sports medicine and head athletic trainer at Moravian's athletics program.
Onks earned a bachelor's degree in exercise science from the University of Tennessee and a master's degree in athletic training from Ohio University, and is a certified athletic trainer. He also has a doctorate from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine and completed an osteopathic internship through PCOM and the Crozer-Keystone Health System in Philadelphia, a family medicine residency at Wake Forest University and a sports medicine fellowship at Penn State.
"I was embarrassed we were last," says Chris Mathewson, head athletic trainer at Ponderosa High School in Parker, Colorado, speaking of his state's showing in the study's ranking of state safety efforts.
Hart, an athletic trainer who conducts clinical research at the University of Virginia, and his colleagues wrote in the journal, "A 17-year-old athlete who tears her anterior cruciate ligament could develop osteoarthritis before she turns 30, potentially leading to chronic pain and disability." Damage to this ligament, in the centre of the knee, is the most common injury among young athletes, especially girls, they wrote.
Athletic trainer visits for all school sports totaled 85,885.
"We discovered, with significant help and expertise from head athletic trainer Pat Jernigan, that the overall impact profile may be used to correct tackling form and reduce impact proactively," explains Matthew Morrison, assistant professor for electrical engineering at the university.
is the Assistant Athletic Trainer with the Kansas City Chiefs.
However, there are alternate tools an athletic trainer may use to determine the likelihood a concussion was sustained.
The evidence: 70 percent of public high schools have access to an athletic trainer in some capacity--double the amount reported in 1994.