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Athletic training

Athletic training has been recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as an allied health care profession since June 1991."What is an Athletic Trainer?". The Board of Certification Website. 2003 As defined by the Strategic Implementing Team of the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA) in August 2007.

"Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities."

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This video gives a great basic understanding on what the field of athletic training is all about!

Contributed by Barbara Nicole

Most people do not know what athletic training actually is. Athletic trainers are the people who take care of you during a sport, but mostly after an injury. There are a few different rules to athletic trainers. They help in prevention of an injury: we recognize early warning signs to many different injuries. They tape, stretch, ice, heat a person before a game or practice so the player can do the most they can. They help in recovery of the injury. A physical therapy- like setting occurs in the training room afterwards. They help in helping during the injury, whether it be a bloody nose, concussion, or broken bones. Athletic Trainers are truly wonderful people!:)

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