What Drives Us As Athletic Trainers

June 10, 2014

This type of story right here is the motivation for what I do each day. Beth Mallon‘s life may have been drastically changed if the coach would have been responsible for “checking on” Tommy. But the team had a Certified Athletic Trainer. She likely saved Tommy’s life that day. And I understand what she’s saying in the video about realizing that she was holding his head (and his life) in her hands. Unfortunately I’ve been there in similar situations. Each day we go to work not to save a life, but to help our patients/athletes perform to the best of their ability. Sometimes our work requires we perform life-saving actions. All we can do is prepare ourselves emotionally, psychologically, and mentally for those situations. That is why it is so important that every school employ a Certified Athletic Trainer. #AT4ALL Every Athlete Deserves an Athletic Trainer.

 

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