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At what point should an injured student see a sports trainer?

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Dr. Tandy Freeman
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Before resuming play

All injuries in athletes should be evaluated by a trained health care professional prior to return to participation.
As a rule of thumb, the sooner an athlete is diagnosed and treated, the sooner he/she can safely return to play. A certified athletic trainer is the qualified individual most often responsible for initial evaluation of the injured student athlete.

In brief: Before resuming play

All injuries in athletes should be evaluated by a trained health care professional prior to return to participation.
As a rule of thumb, the sooner an athlete is diagnosed and treated, the sooner he/she can safely return to play. A certified athletic trainer is the qualified individual most often responsible for initial evaluation of the injured student athlete.
Dr. Tandy Freeman
Dr. Tandy Freeman
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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sooner than later!

Sports trainers are a significant first line of defense when it's comes to injury prevention, recognition and treatment.
If you have access to a team trainer, definitely take reasonable advantage of that convenience.

In brief: Sooner than later!

Sports trainers are a significant first line of defense when it's comes to injury prevention, recognition and treatment.
If you have access to a team trainer, definitely take reasonable advantage of that convenience.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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