As we’re less than 30 days away from the beginning of a new football season as well as with cross country and volleyball. Athletic Trainers have been busy as well, reviewing and updating emergency action plans, ordering equipment, attending educational sessions and supplies, getting little break where they can and so much more. It’s a time to prepare so athletes can perform their best and do it safely. Training to prevent injuries as well as learning new techniques and best practices. One of the biggest changes coming may be the treatment of a potential spine injured athlete and their on field removal. This requires up front communication with staff and EmS personnel so everyone is trained, familiar with, has rehearsed and practiced these new procedures. So get a little rest but keep preparing as it is upon us soon. See you on the field.
Published on July 6, 2015