About Me

Michael Hopper, MS, ATC, LAT is a Certified Athletic Trainer currently serving as the Head Athletic Trainer at Bishop Lynch High School in Dallas, TX. He is a recent transplant from Waterloo, IL and will serve Friar athletes on a daily basis in two athletic training rooms on campus. As the Head Athletic Trainer, Hopper is responsible for the day-to-day healthcare of nearly 800 student-athletes. This can encompass a wide variety of tasks depending on the gender, sport, position and age of the athlete. Hopper is tasked with being involved in all domains of Athletic Training as well as mentoring an assistant athletic trainer and several athletic training student aides.

Hopper is certified by Functional Movement Systems as a Level 1 Functional Movement Screen Certified practitioner. Additionally, he has training through Graston Technique and kinesiology taping.

Things to Know About Mike Hopper, MS, ATC, LAT

 

  • Graduate of Southeast Missouri State University in 2010 with a Bachelor of Science in Health Management: Athletic Training.
  • Graduate of University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine in 2014 with a Master of Science in Medical Sciences: Athletic Training.
  • Certified Athletic Trainer through the Board of Certification for Athletic Trainers
  • Licensed Athletic Trainer (In Illinois and Texas)
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer through the American Heart Association
  • Member of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association
  • Level-1 Graston Technique clinician
  • Therapeutic Taping clinician
  • Functional Movement Screen Level-1

 

Clinical Experience

  • Division One Athletics
  • Youth Sports Camps through UW-Whitewater
  • High School experience at Freeburg Community High School, Waterloo High School, and Bishop Lynch High School
  • Physical Therapy Clinic experience at Premier Rehab in Cape Girardeau, MO and Monroe Physical Therapy and Sports Medicine
  • Professional Baseball experience with Gateway Grizzlies

 

Areas of Interest

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament injuries in female athletes
  • The relationship between hip dysfunction and knee injuries
  • Concussions in Sports
  • Cheerleading Injuries

***Per Diocese of Dallas policy, I must state that all opinions and information posted on this blog are my opinions and my opinions alone.***

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