In short, athletic training (often known as sports medicine) can be described as the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions.
At Sports Recovery Annex, our Sports Medicine and Athletic Training services include the following:
- Injury Evaluation
- Digital Imaging
- Functional Movement Screening (FMS)
- Kinesiology Taping
- Sports Stretching
- Custom Orthotics
You can learn more about each of these unique athletic training services by visiting our Sports Medicine and Athletic Training Page.
What do Athletic Trainers Do?
Athletic trainers are qualified, multi-skilled healthcare professionals. Often the first healthcare providers on the scene when injuries occur, Athletic Trainers are able to recognize, evaluate, and assess injuries and provide immediate care when needed. As a part of the healthcare industry, the services Athletic Trainers can provide often include primary care, injury and illness prevention, emergent care, wellness promotion and education, examination and clinical diagnosis, as well as therapeutic services.
Often, athletic trainers are confused with personal trainers; however, there is a large difference. Unlike personal trainers, athletic trainers are considered to be healthcare workers. A major role of any athletic trainer, no matter their field, is to prevent and diagnose muscle/bone injuries. Athletic trainers work under a licensed physician and are involved with choosing treatment and recovery methods. In addition, athletic trainers are responsible for keeping up to date with laws and regulations.
The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program, and 70% of ATs have a master’s degree. Learn more about our professional and experienced Athletic Trainers by visiting our About Us page.
Book an Athletic Training Appointment in Jacksonville with a Certified Athletic Trainer
Our athletic training specialists at Sports Recovery Annex know that sports-related injuries need to be evaluated and treated quickly to get you back in action. We treat acute injuries, such as ankle sprains, muscle strains, knee and shoulder injuries, as well as overuse injuries, like tendinitis and stress fractures. Whether you’re a recreational athlete, student athlete or professional athlete, our certified athletic trainers will analyze your injury and create a custom treatment plan for a speedy recovery.
At Sports Recovery Annex in Jacksonville, Florida, we offer a wide array of athletic training sessions, including injury evaluation, digital imaging, kinesiology taping and more.
Sports Recovery Annex is a walk-in sports recovery facility that provides everyday athletes and professionals access to state-of-the-art recovery services in Jacksonville. Our highly trained medical team includes nationally certified athletic trainers, board-certified physicians, and support staff — all who will work diligently to keep you free from injuries and help you actively recover between workouts and competitions.
We are currently open during the COVID-19 pandemic with normal hours. We are actively monitoring the coronavirus and updates from the CDC closely. We are taking these COVID- 19 precautions to ensure the well-being of our staff and clients.