Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
Athletic training is often confused with personal training. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skill-set, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. Athletic trainers provide physical medicine, rehabilitative and preventative services. Athletic trainers treat a breadth of patients, including but not limited to: professional, college, secondary school and youth athletes, dancers, musicians and military personnel. Athletic trainers can work in a variety of locations including schools, physician clinics, hospitals and manufacturing plants.
Athletic trainers have the perfect medical experience and knowledge to help you treat, rehabilitate, and prevent injuries in the future. Who better to design a fitness or rehabilitation plan to fit your needs? Services that D&D’s athletic trainers provide are listed below:
D&D’s concussion return to play program adheres to the criteria put forth by state legislation that is required regarding athletes return to play following a concussion. It is an individualized and progressive program that is carefully monitored by a certified athletic trainer. Click here for more information on Concussion Rehabilitation and Return to Play.
It is an optional program offering additional rehab following termination of insurance covered physical therapy. It bridges the gap between physical therapy and pre-injury level of function. It trains you to return to a higher level of an active lifestyle safely without reoccurance of injury. Click here for more info on Extended Rehabilitation.
This is a MUST HAVE for athletes. Often insurances stop paying for patients after they return to basic function. An athlete requires a higher level of function to be able to perform the demands put on the body required by sports. This program helps bridge the gap between physical therapy and return of function to preparing you for a full sport return to play. It focuses on sport specific skills, speed, agility, and strength training. It improves you as an overall athlete and returns you to pre injury fitness level faster. Let a skilled certified athletic trainer train you safely to return to a higher level of play. Click here for more information on Extended Rehabilitation for Athletes.
D&D provides medical personnel by certified athletic trainers for the medical needs of all athletes at any sporting event. We provide health care services from little league to collegiate and professional sports. Let us meet your medical needs and provide the safety your athletes deserve. Click here for more information on Contract Athletic Training Services.
Teaches proper and fundamental techniques to prevent the most common injuries athletes are exposed to. This program can be used as a final step to recovery of an injury to a prevention of future injuries. It identifies weaknesses of the individual while focusing exercises to correct them. It educates and reinforces proper body mechanics to optimize performance and minimize the risk of injury.
A customized screening that identifies weaknesses in the body. It provides the information that allows the athletic trainer to customize a program with exercises needed to meet the individuals specific needs. A must have for athletes of all ages. A great tool for prevention and rehabilitation of injuries.