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#53 - Finding an Athletic Trainer for Your Organization

Today we’re wrapping up our athletic trainer in concussion care series by highlighting their value to any concussion protocol.

50% of schools currently have athletic training coverage. If your school or youth sports organization does not, you’re leaving a large number of athletes and students at risk. If you’re on the fence about bringing an athletic trainer into your organization, here are a few areas they can help with:

  • Educating athletes, parents, school staff, and coaches about concussion and injury prevention
  • Developing emergency action plans
  • Conducting examinations and assessments of injuries
  • Making removal from activity decisions
  • Coordinating rehabilitative care with athletes and parents
  • Establishing a return to play protocol
  • Suggesting academic adjustments for return to learn

Search our directory of ImPACT Trained Athletic Trainers to find a local concussion specialist who can share more about the importance of their role.

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