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, youth football, outpatient therapy and with the Maintain and Restore program here at RAMC.
For more information and resources on the profession of athletic training, visit the National Athletic Training Association website.
Athletic Trainers – not “Trainers”
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."
"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."
B.S. Biology from University of Wisconsin-Platteville 2010-2014; M.S. Athletic Training from The College of St. Scholastica 2018-2020
“I have been interested in the profession of athletic training since 2017 after completing a job shadow experience at Southwest Health Center in Platteville, WI.
Since 2018, my clinical experience includes high school athletics, collegiate athletics, club athletics, occupational medicine, and academic and clinical research.”
“I enjoy hiking, biking, kayaking, swimming, and traveling. I also like to garden, attend Badgers and Brewers games, and spend time with my family, friends, and my dog."
"I have been proud to support the athletic training program at RAMC. The physicians on our campus work in concert with the Athletic Trainers to provide prompt and complete care for our local athletes. We make ourselves available to the ATs around the clock to help streamline the healthcare needs for these athletes. Our commitment is that athletes/patients that need to be medically evaluated in our clinic can do so in a very prompt manner. The AT helps to coordinate this care with the athlete and parents/guardians, and has served as an advocate for both. It is common for a medical appointment to occur within 24 hours of the AT recognizing that need.
I look forward to a continued supportive relationship with the trainers here in Reedsburg, and I have been very impressed with the rapport they have developed with the athletes and their families."
"It has been a privilege to work regularly with the athletic training program here at the hospital. We certainly try to insure prompt care of our local athletes when the athletic trainer or the athlete themselves needs additional assessment to determine the best course of treatment for their injury. We too want them to return as quickly as possible to the sport they enjoy and yet know the importance of doing so safely.
It is our understanding that athletes want to be evaluated as soon as possible so we pride ourselves on seeing them usually within 1-2 days. We work in close concert with the AT to make that happen and want the athlete and parents to be attended to promptly to address their concerns. We certainly continue to look forward to working with all participants involved to provide care alongside our local athletic trainer."