A study from the American Academy of Pediatrics shows that the presence of Athletic Trainers can have a significant positive impact on student athlete health, resulting in lower injury rates, improved diagnosis, and return-to-play decisions. Athletic Trainers can:
As part of their master’s degree education, athletic trainers are well versed in diagnosing athletic injuries. ATs evaluate injuries and illnesses prior to participation, at the time of injury, in the clinic and/or on an ongoing basis. Athletic Trainers can:
Sport-related injury leads to approximately 20 million lost days of school and $33 billion in health care costs each year. Having an Athletic Trainer on staff can minimize time and money spent on unnecessary emergency room visits and diagnostic tests. Athletic Trainers can:
Athletic Trainers integrate best practices in policy construction and implementation, documentation and basic business practices to promote optimal care for student athletes. Athletic Trainers can:
Use these resources to learn more about how Athletic Trainers can help you get - and stay - in the game as fast and safely as possible.