March is National Athletic Training Month, a time to recognize and appreciate the contributions of athletic trainers as an integral part of the sports medicine healthcare team.
Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who specialize in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Over 70% of certified athletic trainers hold at least a master’s degree and, much like physicians, they are required to complete continuing education courses in order to remain certified. To learn more about athletic trainers and what they do, visit the National Athletic Trainer’s Association webpage.
TSAOG would like to send out special thanks to our athletic trainers, John Carollo, MS, ATC, LAT and Bryan Meyenberg, ATC, who work with our physicians on a regular basis.
According to TSAOG orthopaedic surgeon and sports medicine specialist Dr. Josh Bell, “Athletic trainers are a critical part of a sports medicine team. They spend the most time with the athletes and coaches and are usually the first ones to see injuries. They are an important part of the health of a team in terms of treatment of injury but also injury prevention. TSAOG sports medicine is proud to have experienced trainers as a part of our team.”