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MLB Athletic Trainers have advanced the profession

28 Mar

Boston, MA – An article from the Boston Globe thoroughly highlights the changes in the profession of athletic training from the 1970’s through today.   Here are some bits and peices of this article:

The athletic trainer in baseball has become more educated, requiring more qualifications and certifications. Training staffs have grown into monstrosities, including physical therapists, masseuses, psychologists, and strength and conditioning coaches. There’s more paperwork to be done, more information available on treatments for what ails you. There’s more direct contact with team physicians and specialists and the trainer often has to carry out the rehab plan for a player returning from injury.

Gone are the days when, as one former player put it Continue reading

Why Athletes Need Athletic Trainers – Continuity

10 Jan

Why do athletes or athletic departments or teams need the services of an athletic trainer?  This will be a series of articles attempting to examine the unique and important roles that athletic trainers play in the lives of the people that they care for.

Part 3 – Continuity of Care, Continuity of Communication

Having worked in the high school setting for 13 school years as a certified athletic trainer plus another 4 school years for my internship, I have worked with a lot of 2, 3 and even 4 sport athletes.  Yes, some athletes play 4 sports participating in soccer and as the football kicker simultaneously or in baseball and track.  Even those these athletes are great all around athletes with phenomenal fundamental movement skills and conditioning levels, they occasionally get hurt (though at a much less rate than 1 sport athletes in my observation).  Continue reading