Sparrow Sports Medicine Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) provide a number of services designed to keep high school and community athletes healthy. When injury occurs our ATCs greatly enhance the quality and speed of treatment and recovery, working in collaboration with orthopedic surgeons. Our services include:
Sparrow Certified Athletic Trainers staff your organization’s athletic training room during all regularly scheduled practices and sessions.
Pre-Season Football Practice Coverage
During August, a Sparrow Certified Athletic Trainers provides full-time coverage for the start of your fall sports season, for up to two weeks.
Sporting Event Coverage
We can provide on-site staffing of all regularly scheduled games, both at home and away, as requested in advance by your school’s athletic director.
- Pre-tournament management, including:
- preventative taping and wrapping
- water cooler set-up
- Tournament first-aid, injury assessment and initial treatment
- Post-tournament management, including:
- ice application for injured players
- water cooler clean-up
- injury treatment and wrapping
2012-13 Sports Injury Clinic
- 2 1/2 hours of Sparrow Certified Athletic Trainer service
- Injury triage
- Injury treatment
- Personalized home treatment plan instructions
- Referral to Sparrow orthopedic surgeons as needed
- The FREE clinic is offered every Saturday at the Sparrow Health Science Pavilion at the Michigan Athletic Club (MAC) at 2900 Hannah Blvd., Suite B-102, East Lansing. No appointment is necessary and parents and athletes should bring their insurance information to the clinic. Saturday clinics are offered from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Aug. 18, 2012 to March 9, 2013, except Dec. 22 and Dec. 29.
ACL Transitional Program
Assists athletes in returning to sports following ACL reconstructive surgery and post-operative physical therapy. Requires orthopedic surgeon clearance to engage in running and jumping activities.
Three one and a half-hour sessions per week for six weeks includes:
- Pre- and post-program video analysis of your vertical jump height and leg press test
- A home exercise program for off-day training
- Reducing ACL demands in athlete’s primary sport
- “Jump and land” training for improved balance and safety
- Strength building for legs and body core
- Improved running speed and agility
- Train out of injury-causing habits
- Three-step cut for deceleration instruction
- Reduced ACL strain by retraining quads and hamstrings to fire at a more appropriate ratio
- Additional speed and agility training (six one-hour sessions over two weeks)
- Anatomy of the knee in athletics
For more information
Learn more about staying in the game for life by visiting StopSportsInjuries.org. The STOP Sports Injuries campaign is an educational program initiated by the American Orthopaedic Society for Sports Medicine.