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New Clinic Focuses on High School Athletics

March 20, 2012

Augusta, GA – They are some of the first health care providers on the scene when injuries occur at sporting events, yet many don’t know what they do.  Doctors Hospital is helping to change that; raising public awareness about this important profession during National Athletic Training Month.

For the first time ever, Doctors Hospital’s Sports Medicine Department will be holding a student athletic training clinic.  The clinic will give high school students an inside look into the profession of athletic training.  It will feature many hands-on activities and topics including: how to tape and wrap an injury, first aid tips, injury treatment & rehab.  The clinic will conclude with a student athletic trainer competition with prizes.

“We have five athletic trainers serving Richmond and Columbia County,” says John Ellis, Sports Medicine Coordinator at Doctors Hospital.  “We would like to promote our profession by letting students know what athletic trainers do as key members of the sports medicine team.  Our athletic trainers will provide a hands-on learning experience that will include skills like wound care, taping, and injury treatment.  It should be a fun and educational way to celebrate National Athletic Training Month.”

Athletic Training Clinic

When: Saturday, March 24th

Time: 8:30am – 2pm

Where: Grovetown High School

Cost: $35 

*All proceeds benefit Doctors Hospital Sports Medicine high school outreach programs

Register by calling 706-651-2217 or email Jessica Kirby at Jessica.Kirby1@hcahealthcare.com