Sports Medicine Information
What is athletic training?
Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.
Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes.
Professional athletic training education uses a competency-based approach in both the classroom and clinical settings. Using a medical-based education model, athletic trainers are educated to provide comprehensive patient care in five domains of clinical practice: prevention; clinical evaluation and diagnosis; immediate and emergency care; treatment and rehabilitation; and organization and professional health and well-being. Athletic trainers receive formal instruction in the following specific subject matter areas:
- Evidence-based practice
- Prevention and health promotion
- Clinical examination and diagnosis
- Acute care of injury and illness
- Therapeutic interventions
- Psychosocial strategies and referral
- Health care administration
- Professional development and responsibility
Visiting Team Information
These supplies are provided for teams visiting the follow facilities:
· Gym: Water, cups, injury ice bags, and first aid supplies are available during games.
· Ballfield Complex: Drinking fountains in dugouts, injury ice bags, and first aid supplies are available during games.
Athletic Training Services Provided:
· Emergency injury evaluation and management
· Wound care management
· * Taping: Visiting teams MUST provide their own taping supplies.
o All taping is done in room P120 attached to the Gym on the main campus
o An athletic trainer is available for taping 1.5 hours prior to volleyball, and men’s and women’s basketball
o An athletic trainer is available for taping 1 hour prior to softball and baseball
· Modalities provided: Ice bags
· Modalities available with a written treatment protocol from a certified athletic trainer or physician (no exception): Heat packs and ultrasound.
· Lawnwood Regional Medical Center
Level II Trauma Center
1700 S 23rd Street
Fort Pierce, FL 34950
· Fort Pierce Family Urgent Care
3851 Virginia Avenue
Fort Pierce, FL 34981
Hours: 8 am - 8 pm
· CareNow Urgent Care
5550 S US Hwy 1
Fort Pierce, FL 34982
Hours: M-F 8 am – 8 pm; Sat & Sun 8 am – 5 pm