The Athletic Training staff at The Oakridge School strives to provide every student-athlete with the most comprehensive, highest quality individual sports medicine health care available in a professional, efficient, compassionate and service-oriented manner. A diversified program of prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehabilitation assures a positive healthy recovery experience, an improved quality of life, a safe return to full athletic participation and continued athletic success.
Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
To become a Certified Athletic Trainer, candidates must graduate with a degree from an accredited Athletic Training program and successfully pass the Board of Certification (BOC) Exam.
To practice as an Athletic Trainer in most states, the individual must also be credentialed within the state. Athletic Trainers are required to comply with National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) ethical standards and practice acts while remaining current with their continuing education requirements to remain certified.
To learn more about the value Athletic Trainers bring to the field, office and to everyday life, please visit https://www.atyourownrisk.org/.
- Pre-Participation Physical Examinations
- Injury Management & Reporting
- Physician Referrals and Return to Participation
- Concussion Management
- Over The Counter Medications
- Taping And Bracing
Pre-Participation Physical Examinations
Injury Management & Reporting
Physician Referrals and Return to Participation
Over The Counter Medications
Taping And Bracing
Safe Sports School
The Oakridge Athletic Training Staff has been recognized with the Safe Sports School Award – 1st Team by the National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA). The award recognizes secondary schools around the country that take the crucial steps to keep their athletes free from athletic injuries.
In order to achieve Safe Sports School Status, Athletic Programs are required to adhere to the following:
- Create a positive athletic health care administrative system
- Provide or coordinate per-participation physical examinations
- Promote safe and appropriate practice and competition facilities
- Plan for selection, fit function and proper maintenance of athletic equipment
- Provide a permanent, appropriately equipped area to evaluate and treat injured athletes
- Develop injury and illness prevention strategies, including protocols for environmental conditions
- Provide or facilitate injury intervention
- Create and rehearse venue-specific Emergency Action Plan
- Provide or facilitate psycho-social consultation and nutritional counseling/education
- Be sure athletes and parents are educated of the potential benefits and risks in sports as well as their responsibilities