Licensed Athletic Trainers

Trusted By Those Entrusted For Students' Safety

ThedaCare Orthopedic Care Licensed Athletic Trainers (LATs) are trusted by school districts across Northeast Wisconsin to keep their students safe during sport participation. There is more to the role of an LAT than meets the eye.

LATs are sometimes confused with personal trainers. There is, however, a big difference in the education, skillset, and job duties. LATs follow the medical model by combining learning in a classroom and clinical setting and the majority have a master’s degree.

LATs provide medical services to all types of patients, not just athletes participating in sports, and can work in a variety of job settings. LATs relieve widespread and future workforce shortages in primary care support and outpatient rehab professions and provide an unparalleled continuum of care for the patients.

LATs also improve functional outcomes and specialize in patient education to prevent injury and re-injury. Preventative care provided by an LAT has a positive return on investment for employers by reducing injury and shortening rehabilitation time for their patients, which translates to lower absenteeism from work or school and reduced health care costs.

Our Licensed Athletic Trainers proudly work with their school districts to keep students safe.

Learn more about the areas LATs focus:

Health:

https://www.wiaawi.org/Health.aspx

Athletic Training:

http://www.nata.org/sites/default/files/ATs_vs_PTs.pdf

http://www.nata.org/about/athletic-training

Concussion:

https://www.wiaawi.org/Health/Concussions.aspx

https://www.impacttest.com/about/

Nutrition:

https://www.wiaawi.org/Health/Nutrition.aspx

Performance Enhancement Substances:

https://www.wiaawi.org/Health/PerformanceEnhancingSubstances.aspx

Heat Illness:

https://www.wiaawi.org/Health/HeatInformation.aspx

Infectious Disease:

https://www.wiaawi.org/Health/InfectiousDisease.aspx

Other Health concerns:

https://www.wiaawi.org/Portals/0/PDF/Publications/medicalproceduresguide.pdf