Athletic Trainer Camp Introduces Students to World of Sports Medicine

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Eighteen students from area high schools were introduced to the field of Sports Medicine at the inaugural Southeast Georgia Health System Student Athletic Trainer Camp held July 16-18, 2012, at the Health System’s Brunswick Campus.

Students met with Health System athletic trainers, orthopaedic surgeons, and physical and occupational therapists to learn about their specific roles within the field of Sports Medicine. Students also learned many basic skills of athletic training such as preventing heat illness, ankle taping, and injury prevention. A Friends and Family CPR course and ImPACT® concussion testing were also provided during the camp. Special guest speakers included Melvin Deese, M.D. and Beau Sasser, M.D., orthopaedic surgeons with Summit Sports Medicine & Orthopaedic Surgery.

Taping Ankle --Students participating in the inaugural Southeast Georgia Health System Student Athletic Trainer Camp had a chance to experience the basics of taping and injury evaluation during a three day experience at the Health System.

ImPACT testing -- Students participating in the inaugural Southeast Georgia Health System Student Athletic Trainer Camp had the opportunity to experience ImPACT® concussion testing, the same concussion testing program used for NFL athletes.