Providing Active Care
for Active People

We are a professional membership association for athletic trainers and those who support the athletic training profession in Wisconsin.

Our mission is to improve the quality of health care for the physically active in the state of Wisconsin by the promotion and advancement of the athletic training profession and the licensed/certified athletic trainer.

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Facts About Athletic Trainers

1. Athletic trainers know and practice health care at the highest professional, ethical and quality standards in order to protect the public.

2. Athletic trainers are regulated and licensed health care workers.

3. More than 50 percent of athletic trainers work outside of school athletic settings; they provide services to people of all ages. 

4. ATs improve patient functional and physical outcomes.

5.  ATs specialize in patient education to prevent injury and re-injury and reduce rehabilitative and other health care costs.

6. ATs provide the same or better outcomes in clinical settings as other providers.

 

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Congrats to Black River Falls High School, who received National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School Award!

(Black River Falls, WI) August 2, 2016 – Black River Falls High School (BRFHS) is the recipient of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association Safe Sports School (NATA) 1st Team award for its Athletic Health Care Plan. The award champions safety and recognizes secondary schools that provide safe environments for student athletes. In addition, the award reinforces the importance of providing the best level of care, injury prevention and treatment.

In order to achieve the 1st Team Safe Sports School status, as BRFHS did, athletic programs must do the following:

• Create a positive athletic health care administrative system
• Provide or coordinate pre-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 a venue-specific Emergency Action Plan
• Provide or facilitate psychosocial 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
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