Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. The services provided by ATs comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work with all types of physically active individuals in a variety of settings.
Domains are the general areas in which athletic trainers are responsible for providing care. They encompass everything an athletic trainer does on a daily basis and much more. Some examples are given below each domain but if you are interested, each domain is broken down further by the NATA and BOC (see links tab for links to those organizations' websites)
Injury & Illness Prevention & Wellness Promotion
Preventative Warmup Planning
Educating patients on nutrition, injury prevention, weight lifting, etc.
Examination, Assessment, & Diagnosis
Evaluating Orthopedic Injuries
Evaluating General Medical Conditions
Determining Return to Play Status
Immediate & Emergency Care
Developing Emergency Action Plans
Healthcare Administration & Professional Responsibility
Developing Policies for Sport Safety
Communicating with parents, teachers, administration, etc.
Maintaining Continuing Education to stay current on best practices