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.

 

This week’s quote of the week comes from the movie Ladder 49. If you haven’t seen this movie, I encourage you to watch it now! The movie is based with the Baltimore Fire Department. It follows a firefighter throughout his career… Read the rest of this entry »

This week’s Quote of the Week is athletic training related. In case you are unaware, March is National Athletic Training Month. Each weekly quote will be related to athletic training this month…

 

“Certified Athletic Trainers save lives every day. Who’s on the sideline protecting your athlete?” —Advocates for Injured Athletes

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