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Athletic Trainer Twitter Roundup: #NATM2019

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AT Twitter Roundup

National Athletic Training Month 2019

Has your bracket been busted past recovery? Need something to cheer you up? Well, we have just the thing! In addition to being the month of Madness, March was National Athletic Training Month, which was celebrated this year with the slogan “ATs Are Health Care.” As we all know, ATs are also quite Twitter savvy, so as a final hurrah, we’re rounding up some of the most insightful, heartfelt, and hilarious #NATM2019 tweets from the past few weeks. Retweet away!

Throughout the month, we remembered that ATs Are Health Care across a variety of settings, from the military:

…to the ballet:

…to NASA.

It was a month of recognition, with athletes recognizing the athletic trainers that support them:

…ATs recognizing the athletes that make their job so rewarding:

… and even lawmakers recognizing the importance of the AT profession:

We took notice of the ATs behind the scenes at our favorite March sporting event:

… and learned that some ATs are quite literally watching over us from above:

Some ATs joked about the hectic calendars that come with each new season:

… while others made use of what free time they do have to continue their lifelong learning:

We highlighted key issues within the community, such as the importance of licensure:

… while reminding businesses around the globe that quality athletic training is an investment worth making:

ATs spread the word by mapping their anatomy:

… celebrating the unsung heroes:

… and exerting an impressive amount of willpower:

Our favorite plastic AT managed to highlight two important celebrations in a single tweet!

And finally, we took the time to say thank you to the athletic trainers that make our lives safe and better every day:

WHAT WERE YOUR FAVORITE ATHLETIC TRAINING TWEETS FROM #NATM2019 ? LET US KNOW IN THE COMMENTS BELOW AND TAG US @HEALTHYROSTER ON TWITTER!

Beyond the Sideline: Athletic Trainers in Unique Environments

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Beyond the Sideline

Athletic Trainers in Unique Environments

When we think of athletic trainers, we tend to picture them standing on the sidelines at youth, college, or professional sporting events, ready to spring into action at the first sign of an injury. It’s right there in the name: athletic trainers support athletes. Right? Well, not entirely. In fact, ATs are healthcare professionals whose skills and expertise are being utilized across a variety of environments — not just in the world of sports. As March is National Athletic Trainer Month, we’re celebrating how and why ATs Are Healthcare, and to kick things off, we’ve decided to shine a light on some other settings where you will regularly find ATs employed.

From the workplace to the battlefield, here are just some of the industries being supported and improved by the hard work of certified athletic trainers.

Military

In many ways, sports represent a simulated battle between two opposing sides. Therefore, it should come as no surprise that athletic trainers are essential to those preparing for actual battle as well. Whether they’re just starting out at boot camp or seeing regular combat, members of our armed forces are at risk for injuries such as sprains, strains, and concussions, and thus, it’s essential for ATs to be on-site to help evaluate and treat them, as well as provide screening and aid in injury prevention. Formed in 2001, the Armed Forces Athletic Trainers’ Society (AFATS) aims to “advance, encourage, supplement and improve the profession of athletic training by developing the common interests of its membership for the purpose of enhancing the quality of US Armed Forces Health Care.” Today, you can find ATs in a variety of military settings across the country, from Fort Benning to Officer Candidate School in Quantico. And in coming years, AT involvement in our armed forces will only be increasing. The Marine Corps is expected to invest up to $8.6 million annually on experienced athletic trainers over the next four years as they seek to expand and assign ATs to expeditionary forces.

NASA

There’s a reason NASA doesn’t let just anyone explore the solar system. Given the millions of dollars and extensive brain power that go into planning and executing a successful space mission, it’s imperative that astronauts are in peak physical condition — any injury could be incredibly costly. Furthermore, because astronauts face zero gravity while rocketing through the cosmos, they’re placed at risk for muscle atrophy and a decrease in bone density. With all of this in mind, it’s no wonder that NASA keeps athletic trainers on staff to limit the risk of injury by helping astronauts get in shape for flights, stay in shape during a mission, and return to peak condition once they return to Earth. Known as the Astronaut Strength, Conditioning and Rehabilitation group (ASCR), this team of ATs and strength and conditioning specialists focus specifically on musculoskeletal injuries during all phases of spaceflight. And we mean all phases — you might be surprised to learn that a good chunk of astronaut injuries occur while getting into or taking off their cumbersome spacesuit! Whether or not that plays into your romantic ideal of a job at NASA, there’s no doubt that providing healthcare to the planet’s greatest explorers is a job that’s truly out of this world.

Workplace

Any fan of “The Office” probably remembers Toby’s not-so-exhilarating presentation on safety training day. And while we certainly hate to criticize such a classic show, it’s important to note that Michael’s description of these injury prevention practices as “lame” is misleading. In fact, more and more forward-thinking employers are beginning to see the physical and mental health benefits of implementing stretches, exercises, and lifestyle strategies into the workplace and are therefore electing to hire on-site athletic trainers. Workplace settings for ATs range from traditional offices — where they focus on musculoskeletal disorders (MSD) that can be caused by repetitive motions, confined spaces, static posture, improper tool use, and uncontrolled climates — to industrial environments. In the latter cases, industrial workers typically face the same physical demands as traditional athletes but lack the means to properly manage their body fitness. They often falsely believe that their work on the floor keeps them in shape, meaning they don’t need to devote extra time to their fitness. ATs can help them develop fitness strategies, identify risk factors, and promote healthier choices — and that is far from lame!

Performing Arts

Not every world-class athlete wears a uniform and plays on a field; many instead don costumes and take to the stage eight times a week. From actors to dancers to musicians to trapeze artists to… well… however you would describe the Blue Man Group, performing arts groups around the globe rely on athletic trainers. With their knowledge of musculoskeletal injuries and prevention strategies, ATs can analyze a performance area for potential hazards, educate performers on strategies for mitigating risk (a high percentage of performance arts injuries are overuse), and evaluate an injury quickly — as, after all, the show must go on. Any AT with an interest or a background in creative arts will find working within a performance setting incredibly rewarding, as they’ll have the opportunity to touch the lives of the performers and ultimately feel an integral part of the final performance.

Television

Ever dream of making it in Hollywood? Well, good news: your career as an AT doesn’t preclude you from a job in Tinsel Town. Just look at Sandy Krum, an athletic trainer who, after years working for professional baseball teams, took a job as the Head Athletic Trainer for “The Biggest Loser.” He’d go on to work with contestants on the reality program for 11 years, while also overseeing other shows such as “American Gladiator” and “Losing It with Jillian Michaels.” Sandy is just one example of the countless dedicated athletic trainers working within the entertainment industry, where they report to studios and location shoots to provide healthcare and preventative education to contestants, stuntmen, and myriad other on-set workers. Even World Wrestling Entertainment hires ATs to work with their wrestlers — and, given the intense nature of the WWE, we’re glad to hear it!

At Healthy Roster, we work with athletic trainers in many different environments, from high schools to colleges to industrial to performing arts. To learn more about how Healthy Roster can help you document and communicate more effectively and efficiently, click here.

Athletic Trainer Twitter Roundup: January 2019

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Athletic Trainers are healthcare professionals with many talents - including being incredibly Twitter savvy. We compiled some of the best athletic training tweets from this January for your retweeting pleasure.


AT Twitter kicked off 2019 with some wise New Years Resolutions…

…and celebrated the connections athletic trainers make with their athletes.

We learned the ABCs of athletic training…

…and used gifs to describe #ATLife.

ATs took to Twitter to remind us all about the value of the profession…

…along with showing off their eye for aesthetically pleasing (and on brand) desk arrangements:

@Lego_ATC continued to be one of the greatest corners of the internet:

Athletic trainers took the latest memes and Twitter trends and made them their own.

Probably most importantly, a great group of athletic trainers from around the country gathered in Texas in January for the annual NATA Joint Committee Meeting to collaborate and brainstorm about the future of the athletic training profession. If you missed it, don’t worry! The ATs in attendance took to Twitter to inform and motivate the rest of us on how to “own your impact” as an athletic trainer:

What are your favorite Athletic Training Tweets? Let us know in the comments below and tag us @healthyroster on Twitter!