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Athletic Trainer Appreciation

Seminole High School’s SATO team talking before the Lake Brantley away game.

Seminole High School (SHS) is known for its many winning sports records. A big part of our school’s culture is the sports that it holds there. On October 25, there was a fundraiser event for the athletic trainer program (SATO).


What is an Athletic Trainer?


Athletic trainers are qualified, healthcare professionals who work under a physician, as a part of the school health care team. They provide services such as primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.


Isabella Johnson, a senior, health academy student, and one of SHS’ athletic trainers, says “ 


We educate athletes on the prevention of injuries by informing them on the amount of water they should be drinking, how much they should be eating, and what they can do to improve their overall wellness. A lot of athletes struggle with cramping, for that we just tell them to drink at least a gallon of water a day”


The Importance of Communication 


Athletic Trainers assist in players’ understanding of how their injury occurred and what exactly happened. Trainers may also reduce the amount of anxiety in the players by providing them with all the steps, tips, and tricks of how the player can heal from their wounds. 


This communication is necessary because it prevents the same accident from happening more than once. Communication does not just benefit students, but it is also beneficial for parents and coaches. When athletic trainers communicate with parents it gives parents the information on what treatments and doctors their child needs to attend to. Communicating with the coaches about a student’s injury aids in keeping the coach on level on what the players are going through, it also helps the team strengthen their bond together. 


Kieran Carranza, an (SHS) junior states, “When conducting an assessment, during a game, we check to see if the player has a concussion, even if they don’t have one, we still check to see if there’s anything wrong. If they have an injury, we try to get them off the field as quickly as possible. Being an athletic trainer benefits our reputation as a school because it shows how cautious we are in case of an emergency, how we are as a community, and the strength we have.”


Athletic Trainers view their relationships with their athletes extremely important, they hold the athletes’ best interest in mind. Athletes are likely to connect with them, because they trust the trainers. Athletic trainers make the overall team a closer knead group. 


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