Athletic Trainers (ATs) are an extension of health care within our community.
They collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency
care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation
of injuries and medical conditions. ATs complete a baccalaureate or graduate
level athletic training program and become eligible to sit for the national
certification through the Board of Certification, Inc.
Although “athlete” is in the name, there are numerous athletic
trainers that work within different settings other than sports; performing
arts, occupational health, military and medical clinics. Here at Newport
Orthopedic Institute(NOI), our certified athletic trainers work with our
orthopedic surgeons and
sports medicine doctors to provide immediate care for patients who have had a sports or overuse
injury. Since our athletic trainers are right on the field, they are there
when an injury takes place and can assess the severity of the
sports injury and determine if further treatment is needed by one of our physicians.
Best of all, referrals from our ATs will be seen within 24 hours and sometimes
sooner if the injury takes place during our
Orthopedic Urgent Care extended weeknight hours, Monday – Thursday 5pm – 6:45pm or
on Saturdays 8am – 11am.
The athletic trainers at NOI also provide invaluable help to local athletes
and community through our
concussion program. The concussion program includes baseline concussion testing as well as
post-concussion assessments and follow up care, so coaches, parents and
athletes know when it is safe to return to their sport.
Our ATs work at multiple community events at different levels, and as medical
assistants and cast technicians here at Newport Orthopedic Institute.
Catch them working with athletes at Newport Harbor High School, adult
recreational flag football with Beach City Sports, Belmont Shore Rugby
Club & youth soccer leagues across Orange County.
Thank you to our NOI athletic training team and to athletic trainers across
the country! We appreciate all you do.
To learn more about athletic trainers or National Athletic Training Month,
To learn more about how athletic trainers help our NOI community, please
Human Performance & Sports Medicine Program.