We are proud to provide Certified Athletic Trainers for most of the area high schools and Spring Arbor University. Athletic Trainers are medical professionals that have a wide range of knowledge that helps to keep student athletes safe and on the playing field. They are trained not only in the initial assessment and care of your everyday injuries, but with the management of major catastrophic injuries as well. An Athletic Trainer's job doesn't stop there. It can include injury prevention, rehabilitation, and knowing when a referral is necessary.
At Orthopaedic Rehab Specialists, there is a distinct advantage to working with our Athletic Trainers. Our company has many different subgroups which keeps all of our Athletic Trainers up to date on information in regards to concussion management, emergency response, and even performance training. This, in turn, keeps the company Athletic Trainers at the top of their game and allows them to provide the best care possible. The connection with the many area Physical Therapists and Physicians also allows for better communication between those who are active in the student athlete's care, and can result in getting the athlete on the field in the safest, quickest, most effective way possible.
We provide Sports Medicine coverage for the following schools:
- Columbia Central High School: Kevin Barclay
- Concord High School: Vince Mottes and Chris Benedict
- East Jackson High School: Nick VanBogelen
- Eaton Rapids High School: Marko Grbesa
- Grass Lake High School: Andrew Andonian
- Holt High School: Becca Boeving
- Homer High School: Vince Mottes
- Jackson High School: Michelle Peterson
- Jonesville High School: Justin Carroll
- Leslie High School: Brie Hensley
- Lumen Christi High School: Sarah Wilhelm
- Michigan Center High School: Kate Hilbert
- Northwest High School: Kaitlyn Herwat
- Vandercook Lake High School: Ryan Vogel
- Western High School: Beth Cuatt
- Spring Arbor University: Dave Brock and Chris Benedict
What is a Certified Athletic Trainer?
Certified Athletic Trainers are highly educated and skilled professionals specializing in athletic healthcare. In cooperation with Physicians and other allied Health Personnel, the Athletic Trainer functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports programs, and other athletic health care settings.
Our Certified Athletic Trainers have at minimum, a Bachelor’s Degree, usually in athletic training, health, physical education, or exercise science.
Our certified Athletic Trainers are Board Certified and use the designation, ATC.
Education And Experience:
Athletic Training is recognized as an allied health care profession by the American Medical Association. Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) have at least a bachelor's degree and have passed a national certifying exam. Athletic Trainers are educated and experienced in providing the following services to the physically active population.
Athletic Trainers are Educated and Experienced in Providing:
- Injury prevention
- Immediate injury care
- Injury assessment
- Rehabilitation and conditioning
- Education and counseling
The Athletic Trainer’s main function is to keep individuals participating at a high functional level, whether in athletic, exercise, or work-related activities.