Sparrow Sports Medicine Licensed Athletic Trainers (AT) provide a number of services designed to keep high school and local community athletes healthy and performing at their highest ability.

Primary Duties:

Prevention

  • Observation of athletic activities and correction of hazardous techniques

  • Athlete education (concussions, weight training, kinematics, nutrition, hydration, etc.)

  • Evaluation

  • Appropriate orthopedic testing to evaluate musculoskeletal /trauma injuries to form a clinical impression and treatment of the injury

  • Emergency care in potential life-threatening situations

  • First Responder/First Aid/ CPR/AED/Healthcare Provider Certified

  • Treatment

  • Treat injuries appropriately based upon current Athletic Training and Orthopedic best practice standards based upon a clinical impression

  • Communicate clearly with parents, coaches, and the Athletic Director as needed, the expectations of treatment outcomes of the injury

  • Perform taping/bracing/padding applications as required for injury stabilization/protection if return to play is deemed appropriate, taking necessary precautions to ensure the highest level of safety for the student/athlete

  • Facilitate or discuss referral processes such as Physician follow up or Emergency Medical Services (EMS) activation and student athlete stabilization until EMS arrives

  • Rehabilitation

  • Short Term rehabilitation programs are conducted according to current orthopedic and Athletic Training industry standards in house under direct supervision with functional progression until return to full activity

    If you are interested in learning more about Athletic Trainers or the profession please check out the following links:

  • American Medical Association

    National Athletic Trainers Association

    Board of Certification