Celebrating National Athletic Training Month


March 30, 2022

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SSM Health Monroe Sports Medicine athletic trainer, Michael Place, providing coverage at a football game this past fall.

It's a common enough scene – you are attending a high school basketball game. A player goes down withering in agony as they clutch their knee and you hear the call for help. You see a medical looking person come onto the court, but who is it? This is your local athletic trainer.

Certified athletic trainers are licensed healthcare professionals who provide medical services for active patient populations. From injury prevention and enhanced wellness to rehabilitation and return to activity, athletic trainers offer care everywhere in work, life and sport. March is National Athletic...

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