Athletic Trainer Information

Our Village School Viking student-athletes will have access to our full-time Athletic Trainer. The purpose of having an Athletic Trainer is to provide our student-athletes with the necessary expertise to help them assess, prevent, treat, and rehabilitate orthopedic injuries and general medical illnesses. The Athletic Trainer will be able to help refer parents to the proper medical specialist to ensure their child’s recovery through our partnership with Texas Children’s Hospital.

Athletic Trainers (ATs) are healthcare professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education and training and the states' statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the healthcare team, services provided by ATs include injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) as a health care profession.

ATHLETIC TRAINING PRACTICE DOMAINS:

  • Injury and Illness Prevention and Wellness Promotion

  • Examination, Assessment and Diagnosis

  • Immediate and Emergency Care

  • Therapeutic Intervention

  • Healthcare Administration and Professional Responsibility

 

The Athletic Training Room provides the following therapeutic modalities:

  • Moist heat packs

  • GameReady cold compression

  • Whirlpool

  • IASTM (Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization - Rock Blades)

  • Cupping

**New injury/illness evaluations will be conducted as soon as possible. Daily pre-practice treatment will be provided but all treatment and rehabilitation will be by appointment only during the student’s lunch period.**

Professional organization links:

www.NATA.org

www.TSATA.org

Marc Olivo- Athletic Trainer- MS, LAT, ATC, FMT.

Please review the information below to help keep you informed on current topics being discussed in the medical world as it relates to our student-athletes.