The Value of Certified Athletic Trainers

The Value of Certified Athletic Trainers
The Value of Certified Athletic Trainers

The best-case scenario for sport coaches, administrators and parents is to have a Certified Athletic Trainer at all sport practices and games.13,25,26 Athletic Trainers are highly educated health care professionals who specialize in preventing, diagnosing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity. Their medical education is unique to the sport setting. Athletic Trainers possess skills that allow them to promptly and properly diagnose and manage acute and chronic injuries, including concussion. They also are qualified to make those critical decisions regarding return to play. For more information on athletic trainers, please visit the website of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) or the Idaho Athletic Trainers’ Association (IATA).

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Sample Job Description for Athletic Trainer

Dr. Stella Rivera

Dr. Stella Rivera is a distinguished sports physician with a profound specialization in the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of sports injuries, with a particular focus on the ramifications of concussions and the long-term effects of professional athletic careers. With over a decade of experience in sports medicine, Dr. Rivera has dedicated her career to advancing the understanding of how sports activities impact athlete health and well-being.