The importance of the Athletic Trainer 8/19

By PrepsKC staff
Posted: September 5, 2017 - 10:39 AM



As fall practice and games are in full swing let’s take a look at the first line of defense when it comes to keeping young athletes healthy on the playing field.

The Certified Athletic Trainers in the Blue Valley, Shawnee Mission, Mill Valley, De Soto and Lansing School Districts are provided by the Sports Medicine and Performance Centers at the University of Kansas Health System.

Each of these trainers are employees of the Sports Medicine and Performance Center and offer the best care to young athletes in those districts.

Dr. Luke Thompson, a sports medicine physician with the Sports Medicine & Performance Center at The University of Kansas Health system and a Team Physician for the Kansas City Chiefs, discusses the relationship between physicians and high school athletic trainers.

Dr. Scott Mullen serves in a similar role as Dr. Thompson and he echoes the importance of the relationship.

Dr. Paul Schroeppel, orthopedic surgeon with the Sports Medicine & Performance Center at The University of Kansas Health System, and an Orthopedic Team Physician for the Chiefs, offers advice to football players at all levels – high school, college and pro. Be upfront with your athletic trainer and let them know when you are hurt.  As he explains, not falling into the old adage of trying to “walk it off” can help athletes get the appropriate care that they need.

For more information on all of the athletic trainers click the link below.

http://sportsmedicine.kansashealthsystem.com/services/youth-sports-medicine/athletic-trainers

For more sports medicine articles and information on the Sports Medicine & Performance Center at the University of Kansas Health System, go to sportstmedicine.kansashealthsystem.com or follow @KUSportsMed on twitter.

 

 


 

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