Archive | November, 2011

What do you do? What do you make?

7 Nov

I am sure you are asked this question all the time when you meet people for the first time in a casual setting and the conversation starts with your career.  I saw this posted on a fellow ATs Facebook today and I thought I would post it to my blog.  Please feel free to post this on your Facebook status!

..Oh.. you’re a trainer?? (NO! I’m an Athletic Trainer, not a trainer) Oh, that’s cool, I wanted to do that. What do you make?” “WHAT DO I MAKE?? I make an ankle sprain that some Continue reading

News – Follow up to October 31

4 Nov

In late October I wrote this blog entry entitled “He is the injured athletes go to guy.”  The news article highlighted in the blog entry prompted this letter to the editor written by an AT in the county.

As one of the 20 full-time high school athletic trainers in Wake County, I appreciated Burgetta Eplin Wheeler’s Oct. 28 column getting the word out about what athletic trainers do and Continue reading

News – Having an Athletic Trainer is the Way to Go

3 Nov

In the 10 months that I have spent writing the blog, I have read a lot of articles written about individual athletic trainers and articles about the profession of athletic training.  Most of the articles try to succinctly articulate the role of an athletic trainer and the valuable services provided.  This article may be on the of the best at relating the scope of the expertise and education of an athletic trainer.

Any team that has ever had the opportunity to work with an athletic trainer for a season, not a physiotherapist, not a person who has some first aid training, but a certified athletic trainer, would have to admit to the obvious difference in proficiency and efficiency in the way an athletic trainer attends to and deals with his/her athletes. Athletic trainers are groomed to deal with the specific challenges that accompany working with a team. Everything from assessing an injury on the Continue reading

News – AT Saves Life of 80yo Spectator

1 Nov

California – It isn’t often that an AT has to perform CPR, but situations like this one make the hours of training worth the investment in time and skill development:

niversity of Redlands head athletic trainer Junior Domingo was in the right place at the right time and ended up helping save a man’s life.

Domingo and graduate student trainers Scott Parker and Lauj Preacely, both from Cal Baptist University, were with the University of Redlands football team and going through pregame preparations at Claremont-Mudd-Scripps two weeks ago.

Some players were being taped while others milled around outside the locker room area between the football and soccer fields.

A couple of players ran over to alert Domingo when they saw an elderly man collapse about 20 or so feet away. Continue reading