Olympia High School's Athletic Training
Frequently Asked Questions:
What is Athletic Training?
Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions.
Who are Athletic Trainers? (ATs)
Athletic Trainers are highly qualified, multi-skilled 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 trainers are sometimes confused with personal trainers. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skillset, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program and 70% of AT’s have a master’s degree.
Why use Athletic Trainers?
Athletic trainers provide medical services to all types of patients, not just athletes participating in sports, and can work in a variety of job settings. They can improve functional outcomes and specialize in patient education to prevent injury and re-injury. ATs are able to reduce injury and shorten rehabilitation time for their patients.
Who is our OHS Certified Athletic Trainer?
Who is able to see our Athletic Trainer?
Any OHS athlete who is dealing with an injury and/or medical condition.
What are the hours of the Athletic Training room?
What can a parent expect in regards to communication from the OHS?
You can expect parent communication from our Certified Athletic Trainer regarding severe injuries including but not limited to: concussions, head injuries, broken bones, etc. However, If at any time a parent or guardian has a question regarding their child's injury you are strongly encouraged to reach out.