Athletic Training Mission Statement
The Red Oak ISD Sports Medicine Program strives to provide quality, evidence-based care to our student-athletes in order to give them every opportunity to safely participate in the sport/activity they love. The Athletic Training Staff continuously educates our Sports Medicine Students, student-athletes and their parents, as well as coaches on how to mitigate injury risk as much as possible. The Athletic Training staff work with physicians to ensure proper prevention, care, treatment and rehabilitation of various pathologies. Our goal is to provide a welcoming, safe, yet developmental environment to ensure all student-athletes and Sports Medicine Students alike can realize their dreams athletically and/or academically.
What is a Licensed Athletic Trainer (LAT, ATC)?
Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who work with physicians and other medical professionals to provide preventative care, emergency response, and rehabilitative care for patients who receive injuries as athletes or while engaging in athletic activities. Athletic Training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities.
Athletic training is NOT the same profession as Personal Training. Licensed or certified athletic trainers work with more than just athletes - they can be found just anywhere that people are physically active ranging from local athletic organizations, to your local industrial plant, to the Armed Forces and everywhere in between.
How can we help you?
The Athletic Training Staff provides individualized plans of care for all of our student-athletes including but not limited to:
- Electrical Stimulation
- Therapeutic Ultrasound
- Soft Tissue Augmentation (IASTM, Cupping, Dry Needling, etc.)
- Recovery Modalities
- Customized Hydration Protocols
- Nutrition Guidance
- Rehabilitation Exercise Programs, short and long term
- Sports Psychology and other Mental Health Assistance
- Network of physician/expert referral options for further assistance