PT Solutions Sports Medicine Program
At PT Solutions Physical Therapy, our services go far beyond treatments in our clinics. Through our Sports Medicine Program, we offer partnerships with high schools and colleges to treat student athletes onsite at their sports games, practices, tournaments, and community events. If a student athlete does sustain an injury, our Certified Athletic Trainers (ATs) throughout Georgia, Florida, Louisiana, Kansas, North Carolina, and Tennessee work in partnership with physicians and PT Solutions physical therapists during the rehabilitation process to get the athletes back to playing their sport as quickly and safely as possible.
What is a Certified Athletic Trainer?
ATs are healthcare professionals who are responsible for the prevention, management, recovery, and referral of medical and sports-related injuries and play an integral role in keeping high school and collegiate athletes safe. Our ATs work with parents, coaches, physicians, and physical therapists to prevent, evaluate, diagnose, manage, and care for a variety of sports-related injuries, including concussions.
Our ATs are certified with the Board of Certification, Inc. (BOC), licensed within their state of practice, and trained to provide the highest level of care as recommended by National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Benefits of an Athletic Trainer
When a school, athletic program, or team partners with PT Solutions’ Sports Medicine Program, they receive the same level of care from our ATs onsite that our patients receive in our clinics. Benefits of having an AT include:
- Immediate care to potentially injured athletes
- Peace of mind for parents regarding their child’s safety
- Initial step in creating a rehabilitation plan if needed
- Minimization of potentially long-term injuries
- Education about injury prevention techniques
- Assistance getting athletes back to their sport as soon as possible
Sports Medicine Services
Athletic trainers at PT Solutions offer many services including, but not limited to:
- Medical sideline coverage
- Evaluations, diagnosis, and/or referrals
- Concussion base-line testing
- Community education about injuries
- Return-to-sport plan management