WHAT IS ATHLETIC TRAINING?
Athletic Trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide care for athletes. Athletic Training encompasses prevention, examination, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. - This definition is approved by the NATAs nomenclature work group and the NATA Board of Directors, January 2013.
Therapy Solutions athletic trainers specialize in prevention and rehabilitation of injured athletes of all ages, abilities and skills. While working closely with the team physician, athletic directors and coaches, the therapists are playing a vital role in enhancing the athletes performance, and ensuring they compete at their highest potential while avoiding injury.
Having a Certified Athletic Trainer on staff is important to keep your athletes healthy and on the field. Athletic trainers play a vital role in athletic programs by providing a wide range of critical services, including:
- Prevention of injuries.
- Early recognition, identification, evaluation and care of injuries.
- Referral of injured athletes to appropriate medical professionals.
- Education and training of coaches, parents and athletes on many topics including concussions and injury prevention.
- Injury screenings.
Currently we provide an athletic trainer at Dickinson State University for all 15 athletic teams during practice and athletic events. We enjoy our relationship with Dickinson State's athletic teams and student athletes. It is a privilege to be a part of a long history of collegiate success.
We provide an athletic trainer for the Badlands Big Sticks during all their home games. It is an incredible opportunity to work with these exceptional athletes from all over the country.