Thank You to all the hard working Athletic Trainers

I am currently spending time preparing for the new year, counting my blessings, thankful for the wonderful opportunities and support from friends and colleagues this past year and looking forward to an outstanding 2011. We look forward to supporting you in whatever way we can.

Thank you to all of the Athletic Trainers out there who serve so many. You are a very selfless group who help many on their road to recovery as well as educate and prevent so much that could go wrong. Keep the faith and may this New Year bring favorable legislation for Athletic Trainers, acceptance by Medicare (CMS) so we can seek reimbursement, concussion legislation, coaches & parents who call us Athletic Trainers not always “trainers” and new opportunities to make a difference in the lives of those we serve. I am so grateful to all who helped me through this past year of transition and a re-invention of me within my profession.

It is so rewarding, as I experienced the other day, a former athlete coming out of the stands just to say thanks for keeping him on the field during his time at school. It is always encouraging just to hear those simple words, “Thank You.”

Yours in Good Health, Jim.

Published on December 30, 2010