Athletic Training provides care for the athletic population including taping, injury care, bracing, sport specific training, and emergency care of athletes during games and practices.
Certified athletic trainers (ATC’s) are experts in identifying, preventing and managing injuries that arise because of physical activity. ATC’s provide a way to avoid injuries that could require medical attention as well as to provide an easier way to return an individual to the desired physical activity.
The AMA describes athletic trainers as “lifeguards” to the athlete and that every athletic event should have one present for high school sports. Most Athletic Trainers are employed by clinics, college’s and Professional teams.