LC community invited to help with National Athletic Training Month

LC community invited to help with National Athletic Training Month

To celebrate National Athletic Training Month for 2019, the LaGrange College Athletic Training staff would like the LaGrange College Community to help spread the word.

In the Callaway Education Building near the entrance to the athletic training facility, a one-of-a-kind photo backdrop has been installed for selfies and group photos. The LaGrange College Athletic Training staff invite these photos to be shared on all social media accounts by the all participants.

Use the hashtag #NATM19, and tag @lagrangecollegeATR on Instagram and @LaGrangeATR on Twitter. A gift of appreciation to all participants is available in the athletic training facility during normal business hours.

The theme of this year's National Athletic Training Month is "ATs Are Heath Care". Athletic trainers are allied health care professionals, who collaborate with physicians to possess and provide a wide variety of skills and knowledge for taking care of active individuals. Certain skills such as, preventative and emergency care, assessment and treatment of injuries and medical conditions, and rehabilitation of various injuries for people in work, life, and play. Patients of ATs include but are not limited to: athletes, industrial workers, military service members and public servants. Athletic trainers are on site to provide immediate care and it is this continuum of care that saves money and time loss for the patient and companies/organizations they represent.

Athletic Trainers graduate from accredited collegiate programs that consists of a rigorous academic curriculum and clinical hours. Every practicing athletic trainer in the state of Georgia, is issued a medical license through the Secretary of State office that is renewed every 2 years. Athletic trainers are required to complete 50 hours of continuing education courses every two years.

The LaGrange College Athletic Training staff consists of: Director of Athletic Training, Rob Dicks and four assistant athletic trainers; Katie Daniel, Margaret "Peggy" Peterson, Janet Lin Craft, and Christopher Blocker.

Together they provide care for 16 NCAA sponsored Division III sports (18 beginning Spring 2020) and Cheer squad, with over 400 student-athletes per year. The five healthcare professionals provide comprehensive medical care in five domains of clinical practice: prevention, clinical diagnosis, emergency care, rehabilitation and healthcare administration.

Thank you to all participants in celebrating National Athletic Training Month by posting photos with the hashtag #NATM19, to @lagrangecollegeATR on Instagram and @LaGrangeATRon Twitter.