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Gear Up for Your Best Season Yet!

According to Centers for Disease Control, the number of high school students playing sports has increased to 7 million, and many more children play in middle school and summer sports leagues. The increased sports participation has brought a sharp rise in the chance of injury, as today’s student athletes are encouraged to become bigger, faster and stronger. Now more than ever, schools and athletic leagues turn to certified athletic trainers for help in injury recovery and  - more importantly - injury prevention.Download Our New Guide Button

    Want to learn the latest tips and ways to help keep your student athlete healthy and injury-free this sports season? Download our NEW guide, full of expert information, tips and recipies. 

    Today, athletes of all ages in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School system, Wilkes County School system, and Lexington Senior High School receive treatment and injury prevention guidance through the Wake Forest Baptist Health certified athletic trainer program. 

    "Certified athletic trainers are an integral part of our Sports Medicine team at Wake Forest Baptist Health. On the playing field or court, they act as our “eyes and ears,” keeping athletes safe and healthy."  - Heath Thornton, MD, Medical Director of the Athletic Training Outreach Program

    Certified athletic trainers are qualified to : 

    • Help students prevent injury
    • Treat and rehabilitate injuries and athletic related illnesses
    • Recognize and evaluate head injuries and concussions
    • Offer nutritional counseling
    • Develop and implement comprehensive emergency action plans for when serious injuries occur 

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    Already In pain? 

    Schedule an appointment online or call 888-716-WAKE (9253) to talk with one of our sports medicine experts. We have same-day/next business appointments available, as well as appointments on Saturday 8 am - noon. 

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