Athletic trainers are educated and trained in injury and illness prevention in order to improve a patron’s safety and well-being. This knowledge of prevention can be for a variety of injury types ranging from minor to severe. Prevention strategies include but are not limited to taping, wrapping, and bracing.
Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis
Athletic trainers are educated and trained to evaluate and diagnose a variety of injuries and illnesses. Based on this evaluation, athletic trainers can help create a treatment plan to best assist in a patron’s recovery. Evaluations include but are not limited to acute, subacute, and chronic injuries, muscular injuries, skeletal injuries, first aid injuries and general medical injuries.
Immediate and Emergency Care
Athletic trainers are educated and trained to provide standard immediate and emergency care procedures to patients for both life-threatening and non-life-threatening injuries and illnesses. Immediate care also includes first-aid and wound care as well.
Athletic trainers are educated and trained to provide therapeutic interventions for a variety of injuries or illnesses. Based on this assessment, athletic trainers can determine the appropriate treatment to reduce the extent of a patient’s injury. Therapeutic interventions can include but are not limited to home exercise rehabilitation, taping and manual therapy.
Last updated: 12/9/2021