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Athletic Trainers at the Heart of Sports Medicine

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March 01, 2022

Kansas City, Kan. — During National Athletic Training Month in March, we recognize the 40-plus athletic trainers at The University of Kansas Health System. These trainers are highly qualified, multiskilled healthcare professionals in the Kansas City area who collaborate with physicians and other care team members in a variety of settings.

Our athletic trainers care for middle school and high school athletes at partner schools, as well as student-athletes at the University of Kansas. They also work with orthopedic and sports medicine physicians and physical therapists in our sports medicine clinics.

Collaboration with others

Clinical athletic trainers maintain an open line of communication with patients and other rehabilitation professionals (physical therapists, occupational therapists, etc.) to ensure a patient’s recovery stays on track, and they help make adjustments based on each athlete’s progress.

Athletic trainers also enhance patient care by working with sports medicine physical therapists to ensure a great patient experience during physical therapy. In our Overland Park location, athletic trainers teach injury prevention classes, including the ACL bridge and concussion risk-reduction programs.

For more information on our athletic trainers, follow @KUSportsMed on Twitter.

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