Athletic Training Talks Target Area Athletes, Coaches
February 28, 2006
As part of National Athletic Training Month, University Sports Medicine of the University of Rochester Medical Center is hosting four evenings of talks with local experts in the areas of sports medicine, athletic training, and injury prevention and treatment.
The talks, to be held at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays in March, are free and open to the public. They will be held at University Sports Medicine, 4901 Lac de Ville Boulevard, Building D, Suite 110.
Traditionally, the role of a certified athletic trainer involves screening and evaluating injuries in order to provide recommendations for proper medical management. During rehabilitation, the athletic trainer follows specific protocols for treatment, including stretching, strengthening, home exercises, and sport-specific drills. In recent years the athletic trainer’s role has dramatically expanded into injury prevention and educational programs.
The topics to be featured are:
Tuesday, March 7
Athletic training career night
Andrew Duncan, president of the New York State Athletic Trainers Assn., together with athletic trainers Sarah Phillips and Allyson Borrino
The talk will focus on an average day for an athletic trainer, salaries, benefits, work environment, and colleges and universities in the area that are certified to train athletic trainers.
Tuesday, March 14
ACL injury in athletics
Robert Bronstein, M.D., associate professor of Orthopedics
The talk will cover prevention and care programs, non-contact vs. contact ACL injuries, and incidence among females and males. Bronstein will also talk about the role of the athletic trainer in post-injury recovery and rehabilitation.
Tuesday, March 21
Performance enhancement and injury prevention
John Bernfield, M.S., director of the ACL Injury Prevention and Performance Enhancement Program
The talk will cover reduction treatments and exercises, the causes of a higher injury rate in females, and strategies to successfully reduce ACL injury occurrence.
Tuesday, March 28
Eugene Swenson, M.D., associate professor of Orthopaedics
The talk will cover the importance of the athletic trainer in dealing with concussions, baseline testing techniques, and evaluation and treatment of concussions.
Anyone planning to attend should call (585) 341-9150 to register.