Athletic training is a unique health care profession that in many of the “traditional” settings allows for patient interaction at minimum on a daily basis. This provides a unique opportunity for athletic trainers to be more to their athletes than just prevention, evaluation, treatment and rehab. Bonds of trust can get built as we often learn more about person lives than other health care providers are able to.
Chelsea Matthew, an ATC in the secondary setting, has been doing this her entire career. Not only has she taken care of her athletes physically and mentally when she worked with them at their school, it has extended beyond that time and she continues to help them out as they go through life.
In this episode Chelsea highlights the impact athletic trainers can have on the patients they serve and why it is so important to understand it is more beyond the physical aspect of the profession. Chelsea has some fantastic insights and resources to share. Please enjoy this episode.