Athletic trainers care for injuries as they occur, from mild sprains to broken bones. They are also involved in the athlete’s recovery from injury. These specially trained experts are instrumental in determining the length of time required to heal from an injury and approval of the athlete’s participation in sporting events based on a physical evaluation and communication with medical professionals.
A computerized neurocognitive assessment tool that is used by medical professionals to assist them in determining an athlete’s safe return to their sport. Baseline tests are recommended every two years, and are offered for free at The Therapy Center. If a concussion is suspected, the baseline test will serve as a comparison to a repeat ImPact test. These tests are compared by medical professionals to assess an athlete’s recovery after a concussion. To have your initial baseline test performed, please contact The Therapy Center at 330-386-2054.
The athletic trainers will implement programs within the schools that increase the strength, speed and performance for students
Classes will be held to help coaches learn the proper administration of life-saving skills, such as CPR and an automated external defibrillators. Coaches will also learn about warning signs to health problems, such as heat stroke and other exertion related maladies.
The athletic trainers will also coordinate and run youth camps and sports clinics to improve athletic skill and performance.
Athletic trainers are involved in the day-to-day treatment of injuries by helping students prevent further damage. Typical treatment could involve wrapping sprained ankles and wrists properly and applying heat or cold therapy to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal.
Athletic trainers have access to staff at the Therapy Centers in Calcutta and Lisbon. By interfacing with therapists, they can help to treat injured athletes by recommending therapy procedures. Trainers can receive status updates from therapists that allows them to determine where the athlete is within the recovery process.
At the therapy center, injured adult athletes can learn of how to properly participate in sports in a manner that will prevent reinjury and cumulative damage that can impact active lifestyles as people age. By learning about proper conditioning and athletic form for the specific activity, adults can prevent injury and enjoy an optimal sports experience while lessening the wear and tear on the body.