A certified athletic trainer is a qualified health care professional educated and experienced in the management of health care problems associated with physical activity. In cooperation with physicians and other health care personnel, the certified athletic trainer functions as an integral member of the health care team in secondary schools, colleges and universities, professional sports programs, sports medicine clinics, and other health care settings.
The certified athletic trainer functions in cooperation with medical personnel, athletic personnel, individuals involved in physical activity, parents, and guardians in the development and coordination of efficient and responsive athletic health care delivery systems.
Winneshiek Medical Center has three full time certified athletic trainers on staff covering seven area high schools/colleges, including:
- South Winneshiek
- Turkey Valley
- Spring Grove
- Luther College
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Spring Grove student athlete recovers from a skull fracture
Nicki Ellingson, a Spring Grove High School athlete, suffered a severe skull fracture and a low grade concussion after falling during a volleyball game. With careful attention and coordinated rehabilitation, Nicki is back on the court.