Athletic Training Services

Expert Training for our Athletic Trainers with Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist and Wake Forest University

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist recently offered their annual Athletic Training Outreach Program – a program designed to help athletes feel their best while refreshing sports professionals on some basic sports medicine techniques.

Football player being cared for by an Athletic TrainerAccording 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.

Today, athletes of all ages in the Winston-Salem/Forsyth County School system, Alleghany County Schools, Wilkes County School system, Yadkin County Schools, Lexington Senior High School and some Guilford County High Schools receive treatment and injury prevention guidance through the Wake Forest Baptist Health Certified Athletic Trainer Program. Each high school has a dedicated Wake Forest Baptist athletic trainer that works with coaching staff, school nurses, athletic administrators, parents, and our Sports Medicine specialists to provide expert level care to student athletes.

"Certified athletic trainers are an integral part of our sports medicine team at Wake Forest Baptist Health,” says Heath Thornton, MD, Medical Director of the Athletic Training Outreach Program. “On the playing field or court, they act as our ‘eyes and ears,’ keeping athletes safe and healthy during practices, games, and beyond."

Atrium Health Wake Forest Baptist Certified Athletic Trainers' knowledge base includes:

  • Valuation and assessment of musculoskeletal injuries and athletic-related illness
  • Recognition and evaluation of head injuries & concussions
  • Acute/emergency or on-field care of injuries
  • Rehabilitation of musculoskeletal injuries
  • Risk management and injury prevention
  • General medical conditions and disabilities
  • Health and wellness issues
  • Nutritional counseling
  • Develop and implement comprehensive emergency action plans for when serious injuries occur                                                                                                                

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