Athletic Training Kirkland, WA

Athletic Training

Athletic trainers are health care professionals who help athletes and other physically active people to prevent and recognize injuries related to physical activity.  Athletic trainers work with athletes and others to manage and rehabilitate acute and chronic athletic injuries.

They often volunteer with on-site sports therapy services at practices, games, and events.  Some of their duties include:

  • communication with coaches, physicians, parents and athletes
  • clinical evaluation and diagnosis
  • immediate and emergency care
  • treatment, rehabilitation and education
  • organizational and professional health and well-being
  • conditioning program development
  • therapeutic massage
  • nutrition programs
  • on-call accessibility
  • comprehensive concussion management

Athletic trainers coordinate care under the direction of a physician and other healthcare professionals.  They are members of the healthcare profession and are recognized by the American Medical Association.  They have a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited college or university, and must pass a comprehensive exam to earn their credentials and practice athletic training.  They are a tremendous source of knowledge and are experts at recognizing, treating and preventing musculoskeletal injuries. For more information, Contact us at Kirkland, WA center.

 

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