Dawson Eagles

    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 and are categorized as allied health professionals by Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and Department of Health and Human Services (HHS).


    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 Dawson High School, our facilities are open from 6:00 AM - 6:00 PM during the week.  Our patients have easy access to complete their therapy and be supervised and guided by a Licensed Athletic Trainer.  Some services we offer include:

    • Modalities
      • Thermotherapy
      • Cryotherapy
      • Electrical Stimulation
      • Therapeutic Ultrasound
    • Exercises
      • ROM/Flexibility
      • Strengthening
      • Proprioceptive Training
      • Bike/Elliptical/Treadmill
      • Open/Closed Chain Exercises
    • Treatment
      • Taping
      • Bracing
      • Splinting
      • Graston Technique
      • Cupping
      • 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 the physician to return the athlete to play as quickly and safely as possible.