Make sure your son or daughter’s team has an athletic trainer

Sudden deaths and catastrophic injuries in sports are devastating events. Some of these cannot be prevented no matter how much we want to. We can save many young athletes, though, with quick, appropriate action.

What is one of the best ways to ensure that the correct steps are taken in those critical moments? Make sure that there is an athletic trainer present at practices and games.

Athletic trainers are qualified healthcare professionals. They are critical to schools and sports teams for a huge number of reasons.

In this video, I discuss some of the key roles that athletic trainers play for athletes, coaches, parents, doctors and school athletic directors. I alsoFootball injury share my thoughts on what we can do to make sure every school and team has an athletic trainer present.

Does your child’s school or sports team have an athletic trainer? If you are an athletic trainer, what do you think parents could do to make sure that one will be there for practices and games? Please share your ideas below!

For a limited time, you can join Sports Medicine University for free! If you’re an athletic trainer, physical therapist, sports medicine physician or surgeon, or if you work in sports medicine in some other way, join us! Or maybe you are studying to work in this profession, or you’re just planning to one day, come and learn from and network with sports medicine professionals from all over the world. Membership is free for life – if you sign up right now! Click here to learn more!

Leave a reply

applications-education-miscellaneous.png
Please note: I cannot and will not provide specific medical information within these comments, just as I won't anywhere else. Also, I reserve the right to delete comments that are offensive, off-topic, or spam. If you have questions, please read My Comments Policy.
 

ABOUT ME
david-headshot I am an orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist in Charleston, South Carolina.

On this blog, on my podcast, and in articles for numerous publications and in media interviews, I aim to provide you leading commentary and education on injury treatment and prevention to keep you performing at your best! Learn more about me >>


MEDIA

I'm excited to help with information and interviews for print, radio, television, and online media. Media information >>

WRITING

Writing I write articles and columns for a number of publications and organizations. Writing information >>
Sports Medicine Simplified: A Glossary of Sports Injuries, Treatments, Prevention and Much More

glossary-cover
Learn more about the glossary >>
© 2017 Dr. David Geier Enterprises, LLC

Site Designed by Launch Yourself