Athletic Training

Athletic Training Services:

Trinity Sports Medicine athletic training staff is committed to providing the best possible health care to athletes participating in sports at the high school, junior high, recreational, youth and professional level. We are committed to providing services where they are needed the most, in the school setting as well as in the physician office and rehabilitation areas.

Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. Students who want to become certified athletic trainers must earn a degree from an accredited athletic training curriculum. Accredited programs include formal instruction in areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, therapeutic modalities, and nutrition. Classroom learning is enhanced through clinical education experiences. More than 70 percent of certified athletic trainers hold at least a master’s degree. ( NATA )

Athletic Trainers:

Physician Extender: 

Athletic trainers are no longer only found on the sideline. They also work side by side with physicians and other health care professionals in our sports medicine program. Athletic trainers who work in the physician’s office are an integral part of treating the patients and providing a unique team approach to patient care.

Athletic trainers working as physician extenders serve many roles during a patient care including

  • Rooming patients
  • Taking patient histories and providing patient education
  • Performing physical examinations and scheduling tests and procedures
  • Preparing injections
  • Fitting braces and equipment and applying and removing casts
  • Developing short-term rehabilitation programs for patients

The work of the athletic trainers allow physician to focus their time directly on the patient and the care they provide.

 

Orthotics/Brace Fitter: 

Athletic trainers / physicians extenders who work in Orthotics fit and instruct patients in the application and use of numerous patient-assistive products. Athletic Trainers determine the most appropriate and cost effective products for the patient by combining the diagnosis of the patient’s injury, the measurements for any assistive device and a thorough evaluation of the patient’s biomechanics.  These assistive devices range from heel wedges and ankle braces to custom fit orthotics.

 

High School Outreach:

Under the supervision of the Trinity Sports Medicine and Dr. Michael Scarpone, athletic trainers provide medical coverage to area high schools including:

  • Injury evaluation and rehabilitation services
  • Primary emergency medical services
  • Nutrition guidance
  • Sports Fitness training guidance

Athletic trainers also assist schools with coordination of baseline concussion testing, ACL prevention programs, Throwing programs, and performance of Alpha weight Wrestling body fat assessments.

 

Event Coverage Outreach Programs:

Trinity Sports Medicine provides athletic training services for many athletic organizations throughout the Ohio Valley including soccer tournaments, dance competitions, and any event that would need coverage.

 

Community Education:

Athletic trainers provide community education lectures as well as coaching seminars required by the state for pupil activity validation. Topics covered include injury recognition, management of concussion, heat illness, injury prevention, and many more.

 

Outpatient Rehabilitation:

At Trinity Sports Medicine, we are dedicated to the sports injury management and sports injury rehab of our athletes, as well as the prevention of sports-related injuries.

Whether you are a professional, recreational or scholastic athlete, our approach to sports medicine services is designed for you. Sports Injury therapy plans are specifically designed based on your needs and expectations. Our goal is to return you to the highest level of function and get you back on the field as soon as safely possible.

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    Trinity Sports Medicine
    & Performance Center

    3151 Johnson Rd, Suite 2
    Steubenville, OH 43952

    Dr. Scarpone: 740-266-3866
    Physical Therapy: 740-266-3872

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