As someone who grew up with sports, an athletic trainer brings their own personal experiences to the job. Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions (Nata.org). An athletic trainer works with athletes and sport teams to help prevent and treat sport related injuries. Athletic trainers may also work with youth sport players, performing artist, patients at physician’s office, or any other people in need of physical rehab.
History Of Athletic Training
Athletic training has roots going all the way back to ancient Greece where athletics was an important part of Greek culture(Samples.jbpup.com). Paidotibes (boy-rubber) and Aleittes (abointer) suggest that message played a main role in athletic performance. As sports began to reemerge during the late 19th century, few individuals recognized the need for medical care for injured athletes. In 1869, Rutgers and Princeton introduced the sport football to the Americans. As a result of 18 deaths and 159 serious injuries in 1905, President Roosevelt was threatening to abolish football as sport. When they saw all the serious injuries and deaths the duty as an athletic trainer was important. So they started to hire lots of athletic trainers for all teams of football.
The early athletic trainers were responsible for carrying water jugs, acting as team managers, and providing a massage often. Trainers then usually worked independently and rarely shared with others. Graduating from University of Illinois in 1914 with a degree in physical education, Samuel E. Bilik enrolled in medical school. Illinois hired Bilik to be a part- time athletic trainer. He wrote his first book, called Athletic Training, a couple years later and began teaching summer courses for athletic training that supported using sound, logical, physiological, and facts...