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Athletic Trainers are Essential to Health Care

Athletic Training

March is National Athletic Training Month. It is a time to spread awareness of the impact athletic trainers have on work, life, and sport as athletic trainers are essential to healthcare. Sano Orthopedics employs certified athletic trainers in our clinic. March is an opportunity to explain how athletic trainers are health care professionals that prevent, diagnose, treat, and rehabilitate injuries.

Education and Training

The athletic training profession is transitioning to an entry-level master’s degree as a minimum degree requirement to sit for the certification examination. Today, more than 70 percent of athletic trainers hold at least a master’s degree.  Athletic trainers are educated to provide comprehensive patient care in five domains of clinical practice: prevention; clinical evaluation and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; treatment and rehabilitation; and organization and professional health and well-being. This skill set makes athletic trainers a great fit for orthopedic practices.

Athletic Trainers at Sano Orthopedics

As a profession specializing in the diagnosis and care of musculoskeletal conditions, the terms “patient-centered care” and “inter-professional relationship” are entrenched early on in an athletic trainer’s education. This makes them the ideal profession to bridge the gap between patient and physician.

Here at Sano, we utilize athletic trainers not only as the bridge, but also as a guide to help navigate the patient through their recovery. Our goal is to provide each patient with an unparalleled continuum of care.

Our athletic trainers are very active and passionate about their profession. Listen to a few of our athletic trainers speak about the various roles athletic trainers play in orthopedics.

 

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