Understanding the Benefits of Athletic Training

What is Athletic Training?

Recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), athletic training includes injury prevention, wellness protection, clinical evaluation, diagnosis, emergency care, treatment, and rehabilitation of acute and chronic medical conditions, including impairment, functional limitations and disabilities. An athletic trainer is an integral member of a client’s health care team, helping both athletes and clients alike prevent injury and re-injury.

Why Use Athletic Trainers?

Athletic trainers are able to reduce the risk of injury and shorten rehabilitation time for our clients, providing an unparalleled continuum of care. Athletic trainers are beneficial to all types of athletes, because they can help educate all clients on the best practices to reduce the risk of injury.

Athletic Training Services Offered

Here at Impact Physical Therapy and the Recovery Room, we offer different athletic training services to help treat athletes. From recreational athletes to professional or elite athletes, our team of experts can help ensure our clients are performing at their best capabilities. Below are some of the services offered at Impact Physical Therapy and the Recovery Room:

·      Taping

Our healthcare professionals use skilled taping techniques to help prevent, treat, and manage injuries. Taping can help with shoulder, elbow, wrist, knee, leg, foot, and ankle injuries.

·      Running Analysis

Our running analysis is an evaluation to give runners an insight into what muscular and joint malfunctions are having a negative impact on their running career. This analysis can help identify muscle strength, flexibility, balance, joint limitations, and stride asymmetries.

·      Strength and Conditioning

Our strength and conditioning training is for athletes of all skill levels to help expand the capacity of their bodies to perform to the best of their ability. Our team will help improve performance while remaining strong and free from injuries.

·      Functional Movement Screen (FMS)

A FMS is a quick and easy way to evaluate a client’s movement pattern quality. The test is comprised of seven movement patterns, all of which require a balance of mobility and stability, and observe a person’s basic loco motor, manipulative, and stabilizing movements.

·      Graston Technique

This innovative, evidence-based form of soft tissue mobilization helps us detect and break down scar tissue and fascia restrictions, to help maintain optimal range of motion. This technique can help achieve better outcomes for acute and chronic conditions, including Achilles tendonitis, carpal tunnel, adhesive capsulitis, IT band syndrome, lumbar strain and plantar fasciitis.

·      Active Release Techniques (ART)

ART is a state-of-the-art soft tissue system that helps treat conditions that result from overused muscles. Some of these conditions include headaches, back pain, carpal tunnel, shin splints, shoulder pain, and tennis elbow, along with other issues.

Schedule an Appointment with an Athletic Trainer

If you are suffering from an injury and are looking for a certified athletic trainer, your search starts and ends with Impact Physical Therapy and the Recovery Room. Our one-on-one approach will ensure your rehab process runs as smoothly as possible, in addition to helping prevent future injuries. Schedule a free screening with an athletic trainer today! Call (312) 877-5101.

Clinicians To Perform This Service

Keelan Schmidley

Christopher Miller

Liane Salzer

Locations To Perform This Service

Champaign

Oak Lawn

South Loop