Recognized by the American Medical Association as allied healthcare professionals,
certified athletic trainers (ATCs) specialize in preventing, recognizing,
and managing injuries that result from physical activity.
In addition to working in
conjunction with physical therapists in our clinical settings,
MORE’s team of ATCs
offer a variety of services to athletes in other settings:
Our ATCs work in high school training rooms to create
strength and flexibility programs designed specifically to prevent injuries.
They offer consultations for acute and chronic problems,
perform preventative/supportive taping and bracing, and provide nutrition
and weight training counseling to keep athletes in peak condition.
On-field injury assessment and emergency care
As highly skilled professionals, MORE ATCs
provide on-site emergency care for acute and catastrophic injuries at sporting events.
When appropriate, our ATCs refer athletes to physicians or to our physical therapy staff
for further evaluation and treatment.
This direct line of care from the athletic field to the physician and/or physical therapist provides
for a safe and rapid return to play.
In addition to supporting local high school sports programs by providing the services
listed above, MORE’s ATCs have provided athletic training services at a variety of athletic competitions
including the USTA Women’s Jr. National Tennis Tournament,
Santa Clara University Rugby and Lacrosse, San Jose CyberRays and FC Gold Pride
professional soccer, San Jose Storm professional
volleyball, the VISA National Gymnastics Championships, and the Pacific Rim Gymnastics Championships.
Individually, our ATCs have worked at the East/West Shrine Football Classic and
for the USA Track and Field team at the PanAm games and the Olympics.