Athletic training involves the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of many acute or chronic injuries for athletes and non-athletes. Our Athletic trainers work with people of all ages and skill levels to provide treatment and rehabilitation. They also provide athletic training coverage for a high school or college.
Athletic Trainers are usually the first healthcare provider “on the scene” when an injury occurs. They typically do the following:
- Apply protective or injury-preventive devices such as tape, bandages, and braces
- Recognize and evaluate injuries
- Provide first aid or emergency care
- Develop and carry out rehabilitation programs for injured athletes
- Plan and implement programs to prevent injury and illness for athletics
- Keep records, write reports on injuries, write treatment programs
Athletic trainers work under the direction of a licensed physical therapist.
Athletic taping is used by our athletic trainers for athletes who participate in high-impact activities that require a rigid taping technique for increased support. When most people think of taping, they immediately think of Kinesio taping. However, Kinesio tape has an elastic quality, which makes the tape stretchy and therefore not as supportive as athletic tape.
At Performance Rehab, our athletic trainers use a variety of athletic taping methods for the different needs of each athlete. If you are in need of an athletic trainer and effective support during your sport, contact Performance Rehab in Nashua, NH today to find out how athletic training can benefit you!