National Athletic Training Month, observed during the month of March, is a time to highlight the profession of athletic training and how it positively impacts our global and local communities. Athletic trainers have a long history of providing high quality healthcare for athletes and those engaged in physical activity based on specific tasks. Baptist Health Floyd Rehabilitation Services is proud to employ three certified athletic trainers who are trained in preventing, evaluating, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from a sporting activity. If an athlete is injured, they collaborate with healthcare providers and orthopedic specialists to help with quick, safe healing.
Baptist Health Floyd’s athletic trainers have provided sports medicine coverage for Charlestown High School, North Harrison High School, Clarksville High School and Our Lady of Providence High School.
Kent Chapman, athletic training and special projects program manager at Baptist Health Floyd, explained, “Our team has worked with a variety of athletes at the professional, collegiate, Olympic and high school levels. We provide an outstanding service to our community be keeping our local athletes at their best.”
The Sports Medicine Program at Baptist Health Floyd consists of a comprehensive lineup of specialists who team up to treat athletes of all ages and abilities. Middle and high school athletes, college athletes and recreational athletes at any level are evaluated and treated. Baptist Health Floyd’s team consists of sports medicine healthcare professionals with specialized training in the treatment of common sports injuries, which include: family practice physicians, orthopedic surgeons, physical therapists and athletic trainers. Each has years of experience and specialized training to help get athletes back in the game quickly and stay healthy. Most of our team members are former athletes themselves.
For more information on the Baptist Health Floyd Sports Medicine Program, visit baptisthealthfloyd.com/Sports.