Roles of the Athletic Trainer & Concussion Management Information

  • What is an Athletic Trainer? 
    • Athletic Trainers (ATs) are healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions to Athletes. 
    • Must have graduated from a CAATE accredited Athletic Training Program, become BOC certified and have a current state licenses to practice. 
  • What are the Athletic Trainer’s Role at Ladue? 
    • Practice and Competition Coverage 
      • The AT’s provide coverage for all MSHSAA sponsored sports practices and home competitions. 
    • Athlete’s Injuries 
      • The AT’s help manage all athlete injuries that occur during their season. This includes, but is not limited to, initial evaluation, treatments, rehabilitation, re-assessments, and emergency medical care. 
      • The AT’s have the ability to limit any and all participation if they see necessary. 
      • AT’s work directly with coaches, school nurse and athlete’s parents to orchestrate care and a plan after an injury occurs. 
      • Doctors Notes:
        • If any athlete is seen by a physician about an injury they MUST provide the AT with a note stating they are cleared to participate in sports. This includes ER or Urgent Care visits. 
        • Notes can NOT be signed by a parent or guardian regardless of their credentials.  
    • Concussion Management