Athletic trainers have to be knowledgeable about a wide variety of medical conditions, from simple cuts and bruises to serious concussions and dislocations. Knowing how to handle these situations and keep young athletes safe is what makes a skilled athletic trainer a valuable asset to any sports team. But we know not all sports teams have an athletic trainer, which is why it’s important that all coaches also have basic knowledge of how to react in emergency situations during any sporting activity.
Our Sports Medicine Program offers comprehensive medical and orthopaedic services to student athletes. It is one of only a few multidisciplinary programs in the country dedicated to the well-being of young athletes. Whether the athlete is at the elite, high school or middle school level, our staff can provide individualized assessments based on maturity, skill level and performance goals. We have more than 40 certified athletic trainers on staff, all of whom are licensed by the state of Georgia. We cover more than 40 high schools and 30 club sports organizations across metro Atlanta.
If you want to learn more about the importance of having an athletic trainer or for more information on how our team can work with your school, contact Laura Lyles, Sports Medicine Supervisor - Athletic Training.