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Athletic Training

Oftentimes, the term Athletic Trainer is confused with personal trainer, fitness trainer and other various health professionals. Athletic Trainers are specialists in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from physical activity.  They must possess a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and pass the National Athletic Trainers’ Association certification exam.  In order to practice in New York State, an Athletic Trainer must be registered with the NYS Education Department.

Sports Medicine at Thompson Health provides contracted Athletic Training services for nearly all area high schools throughout the greater Ontario County area. While working in area high schools, Athletic Trainers are able to see athletes after an initial injury. The Athletic Trainers can then decide if it is necessary for the athlete to be further evaluated by a physician or if they would benefit from a home exercise program.

Athletic Trainers act as liaisons between the coaches, parents, athlete and physician in discussing the athlete’s status and what steps should be taken to get the athlete safely back to his or her sport.

These services include:

  • Complete care for recreational and competitive athletes from injury prevention to evaluation and treatment
  • Biomechanical evaluations of injured athletes/ active individuals
  • Pre- and post-surgical care for knee, ankle and shoulder injuries
  • Coverage of athletic events and office hours at local high schools
  • Fitness consultations for measuring fitness levels and setting goals
  • Golf fitness programs for improving golf performance and preventing injuries
  • Senior Fitness, for seniors who want to regain or maintain their fitness level
  • Sportsmetrics™, for knee injury prevention and improve athletic speed/power training
  • Tuff Cuff, for shoulder injury prevention
  • WIPP™, or Warm-Up for Injury Prevention and Performance

School-Based Athletic Training Services
Our Athletic Trainers service the following schools in Ontario County. Because Athletic Trainers are uniquely skilled in the evaluation and management of athletic injuries and conditions, they are vital members of the Sports Medicine team.  They provide game coverage and in-school office hours for


  • Bloomfield
  • Red Jacket
  • Midlakes
  • Canandaigua
  • Geneseo

 

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