Austin Sports Medicine: Low Risk Of A Sports Coach

25 Jul

It’s time for another Austin Sports Medicine 101 class!


In conjunction with the 16th annual National Athletic Training Month in March, Medicine in Motion has undertaken an educational initiative to inform the public of the breadth and depth of athletic trainer expertise in taking care of all kinds of injuries and all kinds of active people. Athletic trainers work in a variety of settings and provide numerous health care services.

Did you know …?

Athletic trainers take responsibility and lower risk. School administrators, athletics directors and coaches have their own jobs, which may pose a conflict of interest with athlete safety; they are not experts in managing injuries or sports-related illnesses, nor should they be responsible to do so. Handling injuries at school or at work, rather than sending the patient to the emergency department, saves money and time loss – and gets them back to their activity faster. Just as professional athletes do, recreational athletes should have access to athletic trainers.