I have been a Certified Athletic Trainer since February 1987. The field of Athletic Training has afforded me knowledge in the following areas: 1) Prevention of Injuries; 2) Treatment of Injuries; and 3) Rehabilitation of Injuries. Although nothing can substitute the evaluation of a physician or a Certified Athletic Trainer. But should one need general answers to their questions, please feel free to inquire. I can also provide individuals with recommendations regarding equipment (such as braces), sport-specific footwear, and stretching. Certified Athletic Trainers can work with athletes on all levels - junior/senior high schools, colleges, professional sports, and individuals who are active (the "weekend warriors," so to speak.) And, as many athletes suffer from repetitive injuries, there are many work environments where individuals undergo the same repetitive stresses to their bodies.
I was a Student Athletic Trainer as an undergraduate in college from 1981-1985. I sat for and passed the Certification Examination in February 1987. I have worked in various settings. I have been a Head Athletic Trainer at several High Schools; a Head Athletic Trainer at several Colleges; and Hospital/Clinical Physical Therapy/Rehabilitation. I have also taught Kinesiology on the college level for 6 years.
Indiana Athletic Trainers' Association National Athletic Trainers' Association Indiana Health Professions Bureau Great Lakes Athletic Trainers' Association
Undergraduate studies at Western Michigan University 1981-1985 Major - Health Education; Minor - Athletic Training Graduate studies at Ball State University 1987-1989 Major - Physical Education with Biomechanical Analysis emphasis