After months at home away from sports, athletes can start to look forward to returning to doing what they love again! As states begin to reopen, sports practices and games are beginning to resume. Many athletes may find themselves excited to return to sports but are they physically ready to jump right back in? These are some considerations for athletes, parents and coaches as they return to sports after this break.
Co-author: Dylan Webster, SPT, XPS
If you have been following sports over the past few years you may have noticed there has been an increase in anterior cruciate ligament or ACL tears in both men’s and women’s sports. You may be asking yourself if there is anything they can be doing to reduce their risk of a knee injury especially if you have young athletes in your home participating in sports such as football, soccer and basketball. Is it even possible to reduce your risk of a knee injury in general? Luckily the answer is…absolutely!
Athletic trainers (ATs) impact health care through action in the communities where they live and work every day. One of the ways they do this is by recommending and/or providing treatment to athletes who are injured.
In celebration of National Athletic Training Month (NATM), take this quiz to see how much you know about the ways athletic trainers can impact treatment for injured athletes.
This year’s National Athletic Training Month (NATM) theme is “Athletic Trainers Impact Health Care Through Action.” There are many ways that athletic trainers do this every day in the communities where they live and work, including by providing education and support to minimize the risk of injury for their athletes.
In celebration of NATM, take this quiz to see how much you know about the ways athletic trainers work to minimize injury risk.
Every March Athletico recognizes the important contributions of athletic trainers in the communities where we live and work in celebration of National Athletic Training Month (NATM). This year’s theme from the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) highlights the ways athletic trainers (ATs) impact health care through action.
To kick off the NATM celebration, we are starting with a quiz that highlights some general questions about the athletic training profession. Test your AT knowledge with the five questions below.
It has been estimated that more than 50 percent of high school students participate in a sport.1 This does not include younger children who may have previously participated in athletics.
With these considerations, many parents may find themselves worrying about their athlete, asking questions like: Are their aches and pains just muscle soreness or a more serious injury? Do I take my child to the doctor? Do they need x-rays? Should they use ice or heat for their pain?
One of Athletico’s core values is continuous improvement, which is something that is important to me as an athletic trainer who is always trying to improve upon my skillset and profession.
Recently I attended a workshop on the topic “assisting individuals in crisis” in South Carolina put on by ATs Care. If you have not heard about ATs Care, it is a peer-to-peer support system comprised of athletic trainers to help assist other athletic trainers who have experienced a critical incident. It is a committee that is sponsored by the National Athletic Training Association (NATA). There are peer-support/CISM (critical incident stress management) teams at the district and/or state levels. To be clear, crisis intervention is NOT psychotherapy. Critical incident stress management is a comprehensive, phase sensitive and multi-component approach to crisis/disaster intervention.
Every March Athletico celebrates National Athletic Training Month to recognize the important work of athletic trainers throughout our communities. This year’s national theme was ATs Are Health Care.