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Athletic training

Norton King's Daughters' Health offers prevention and recovery therapies for athletes of all ages—including weekend warriors. Our sports medicine team includes physicians, certified and licensed athletic trainers (ATCs), and physical therapists who are trained and educated in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries that result from physical activity. Athletic trainers team with physical therapists to improve functional performance.

Partnerships with local high schools

Athletic training services are provided to local high school students through an outreach program that encompasses a wide range of athletic activities. Student safety is our top priority. We work closely with coaches, athletic directors, parents and the athletes to promote effective recovery.

Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute, or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied healthcare profession.

Athletic training includes:

  • Injury evaluation.
  • Acute injury management.
  • Injury prevention.
  • Taping.
  • Concussion management.
  • Treatment and rehabilitation.

Athletic trainers provide services to athletes at three schools in Jefferson County (Indiana): Madison Consolidated High School, Southwestern High School and Shawe Memorial High School. Athletic trainers at Norton KDH work closely with family physicians and orthopedic physicians. They also communicate with coaches and parents regarding treatment of athletes, including plans for safe return to athletic competition.

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