• Athletic Training

Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians. ATs specialize in in the prevention, assessment, emergent care, and treatment of musculoskeletal and general medical conditions. ATs work under the direction of physicians, as prescribed by state licensure statutes.

Athletic trainers can work in a variety of settings. At RAMC our athletic trainers work with Reedsburg High School, Weston High School, Seats Inc., outpatient therapy and with the Maintain and Restore program here at RAMC.


Athletic trainers are great advocates for their patients.

Prevention & Wellness Promotion
  • Promoting healthy lifestyle behaviors with effective education and communication to enhance wellness and minimize the risk of injury and illness.
  • Example: designing an ankle sprain prevention program, taping, ergonomic and biomedical corrections.
Assessment & Diagnosis
  • Implementing systematic, evidence-based examinations and assessments to formulate valid clinical diagnoses and determine patients' plan of care.
  • Example: examining a patient with foot, ankle, knee, hip, back, shoulder, elbow or wrist pain to form an assessment and clinical diagnosis; then determine a plan of care.
Emergency Care
  • Integrating best practices in immediate and emergency care for optimal outcomes.
  • Example: assessing and managing a head/neck injury, fracture, dislocation, heat stroke, cardiac condition, etc. on the field and determining immediate care measures and referral.
Treatment and Rehab
  • Rehabilitating and reconditioning injuries, illnesses and general medical conditions with the goal of achieving optimal activity level using the applications of therapeutic exercise, modality devices and manual techniques.
  • Example: applying ice bags, Estim, ultrasound, massage, cupping, therapeutic exercises, taping, and more.
Healthcare Administration
  • Integrating best practices in policy construction and implementation, documentation and basic business practices to promote optimal patient care and employee well-being.
  • Example: budgets and inventory, medical documentation and record keeping, continuing education, scheduling of concussion baselines, and more.

For more information and resources on the profession of athletic training, visit the National Athletic Training Association website. 


Athletic Trainers – not “Trainers”

There is a difference. An athletic trainer is a certified and licensed health care professional who practices in the field of sports medicine. Along with this training, RAMC's ATs also have extensive backgrounds in fitness, strength and conditioning.
 
"Trainers" do not have the medical training, physician direction, board certification, and state regulatory standards that athletic trainers do.
 
Call us Athletic Trainers or ATs.
 

Meet our AT Staff

Rachel Lopp MS, LAT, ATC

B.S. Athletic Training from Southwest Baptist University 2009-2013; M.S. Athletic Training from Ohio University 2013-2015

"I’m from Reedsburg and have been interested in the profession of athletic training since 2008 starting with my first job shadow at Reedsburg Area High School and RAMC.

Since 2009, my clinical experience includes high school athletics, collegiate athletics, performing arts medicine, military medicine (U.S. Army), academic and clinical research, overseas medical outreach in Latin America, clinical preceptor, and academic faculty."

Areas of clinical expertise include:
  • Concussion assessment and management
  • Chronic injury of the lower extremity (i.e. stress fractures, chronic knee pain, low back pain, sacroiliac joint dysfunction)
  • Post-operative shoulder and ACL rehabilitation
  • Manual therapies techniques including instrument assisted soft tissue mobilization, cupping, and myofascial release
  • Functional and sport/occupation specific rehab

"I enjoy hiking, running, strength training, tennis, swimming, and traveling. I like to play guitar, read, and play cards and games with family and friends."

Phil Carlin LAT, ATC

B.S. Athletic Training from UW-Oshkosh 2012-2016

"I grew up in Wauwatosa, WI and currently live in Middleton, WI. I have a huge passion for sports. I was a 3-sport athlete and participated in many various sports throughout high school. With many different injuries in my athletic career, I observed firsthand the sports medicine field, which became my new passion.

My clinical experience includes high school athletics, collegiate athletics at Lawrence University and UW-Oshkosh."

Areas of clinical expertise include:
  • Concussion assessment and management, ImPACT Testing, and Youth Football.
  • Acute and emergency care for contact sports, particularly ice hockey.
  • Functional and sport/occupation specific rehab particularly for return to play ankle injuries.

"I enjoy being outdoors with my fiancé and our two dogs. I love to work on cars with my father and travel as much as I can."