Reason 151: Athletic Trainer

Tuesday, November 8, 2011.

Oh.. you're a trainer??
 (NO! I'm an Athletic Trainer, not a trainer)
 Oh, that's cool, I wanted to do that. What do you make?

I make an ankle sprain that some say should take four weeks to get your child back on the field, playable in a week

I can make driving in a golf cart with lights look cool. 

I can make your rehab program after a total knee so you can run in that marathon you've always dreamed.

 I can make an ankle taping before your kid misses 2 mins of play. 

I can make saving your childs life easier by explaining a "rung bell" isnt normal, it can be deadly. 

I can make wearing a fanny pack the new black.

 I can help you, and your child, survive a heart attack.

 I can look at a wrestler's pee and tell them how much water to drink

I can make an athlete bigger, faster, better

I can translate "doctorese" from "torn anterior talofibular ligament" into ankle sprain. 

I went to college to EARN A DEGREE in more than just "water providing" but also injury prevention, evaluation, rehabilitation, administration, and overall problem listening.

 And I do it because I love my athletes.

nd I love my profession. 

Today, I might ice your knee, tomorrow I might save your life. 

I hope I make a difference.

What do you make?


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