The Many Hats of an Athletic Therapist
My goal here is to explain what roles athletic therapists take on, and what I can do for you to ensure you work, play, and enjoy life to the utmost of your abilities.
Have you ever watched a professional or college sport on TV and someone has gotten injured on the field? If so, you’ve probably noticed the khaki-clad individuals with fanny packs and towels rushing onto the field to aid the injured athlete. Well, that’s me. But that’s not all I do. Here is a breakdown of what I bring to the healthcare table at Momentum Health.
As a certified Shift Concussion Management provider, I can help manage your concussion by providing baseline testing (to establish a benchmark for follow-up testing should you suffer a concussion), concussion recognition and recovery. Even if I do not have a baseline value for you, I can provide the care and rehabilitative guidance necessary for a full recovery.
Injury assessment & rehabilitation
During my time as an athletic therapist, I have assessed and rehabilitated individuals who have suffered a wide variety of injuries. From broken bones to sprained ligaments, strained muscles to the dreaded “sore back”, and everything in between, I have a proven track record of helping people recover function, eliminate pain, and strengthen specific areas of weakness.On-field event coverage
Throughout my career I have covered a wide variety of events including, but not limited to: track and field, football, soccer, basketball, volleyball, speed skating, local marathon and half marathon events, and triathlon. Event coverage includes emergency and non-emergency on-field care, athletic taping, along with warm-up and cool-down routines.