"Every Body Needs an Athletic Trainer" is the 2013 theme for the month of March recognizing Athletic Trainers (ATs) as experts in taking care of all kinds of injuries and for their commitment to helping people prevent injuries and keeping people healthy and active.
ATs are healthcare experts who specialize in prevention, recognition, management and rehabilitation of injuries that result from physical activity. ATs work under the direction of a licensed physician and collaborate with other healthcare professionals, coaches, parents and administrators.
Sports injuries can be serious. These healthcare professionals have the education and training in treating sports injuries involving the musculoskeletal system, as well as heat illness, spine and neck injuries, sudden cardiac arrest, and in recognizing the often subtle signs or symptoms of a concussion.
For more information on the Athletic Training Program at Catawba, visit www.catawba.edu/majors/at.
VIDEO: Student Athletic Trainers
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