What are Athletic Trainers...
Athletic Trainers are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients across age and care continuums. Athletic Training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities. AT's work under the direction of physicians as prescribed by state licensure statutes. AT's are highly qualified, multi-skilled healthcare professionals recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA) and are categorized as allied health professionals by Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and Texas Department of Licensing and Registration (TDLR).
How can Athletic Trainers Help...
Secondary school athletic trainers provide young athletes with immediate access to a healthcare professional that can help them in the following areas:
- Injury/Illness Prevention and Wellness Protection
- Clinical Evaluation and Diagnosis
- Immediate and Emergency Care
- Treatment and Rehabilitation
- Concussion Management
- Organizational and Professional Health and Well-Being
- Nutritional Education
Rehabilitative Services We Provide...
At Pearland High School, our facilities are open at 6:15 AM and close at the conclusion of the last athletic practice of the day. Our patients have easy access to complete their therapy and be supervised and guided by a Certified Athletic Trainer.
Some services we offer include:
- Electrical Stimulation
- Therapeutic Ultrasound
- Proprioceptive Training
- Open/Closed Chain Exercises
- Graston Technique
- Dry Needling
Working Hard to Keep you Safe...
The number one focus of the athletic trainer is to ensure the health and safety of our athletes. We have the ability to provide rehabilitative services for orthopedic injuries/surgeries from the beginning. We work in conjunction with physicians to return the athlete to play as quickly and safely as possible.
Athletes are to report new injuries and illnesses to the Licensed Athletic Trainer prior to the start of the school day. We open at 6:15AM daily for morning treatments.
Anytime an athlete seeks medical care from a physician, the athlete must bring a note stating a diagnosis, recommendations and limitations for participation and rehabilitation and permission to be treated by the Licensed Athletic Training Staff. Failure to do so will result in the athlete not being able to participate until documentation has been received.