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

    Today, athletes of all ages in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School system 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
    • Offer nutritional counseling
    • Assess, manage and treat injuries if they occur
    • Rehabilitate injuries with exercise therapy
    • Develop and implement comprehensive emergency action plans for when serious injuries occur

    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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