The Athletic Trainers at the RehabGYM provide a variety of services including injury prevention, recognition, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical trauma to those in the active population. They work in conjunction with Orthopedic Physicians, Physical Therapists, coaches, parents of athletes, and the individual to reach his or her goals in wellness. All of the Athletic Trainers at the RehabGYM are nationally certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Board of Certification (BOC), state licensed by the Vermont Board of Professional Regulation, and active members of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA).
Athletic Trainers are an integral part of the health care system associated with physical activity and sports. They can work in many settings in addition to clinical settings such as the RehabGYM including colleges and universities, school districts (primarily at the secondary level), professional sport organizations, hospitals, and athletic fitness facilities. Qualities of Athletic Trainers include proficiency with their knowledge and professional skills, strong communication skills, good decision making skills, good composure when under stress, and good organizational skills.
At the RehabGYM, Athletic Trainers team up with Physical Therapists to provide the best outcomes to the more active population. They also work on special programs involving injury prevention and performance enhancement. Athletic Trainers also utilize their skills by providing athletic team coverage, performing brace fittings, and working with area coaches.
Click here to listen to a recent talk show on WVMT with RehabGYM athletic trainers Mike Landsberg and Eric Place!