Athletic Training Case Study

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Fall sports have reached their end for this season, and Sarah Koehler, the certified athletic trainer from Ashland High School, has finally started to enjoy some of the downtime between the sporting seasons. Koehler has become a familiar presence at Ashland High School and first started working there as the fall sports were kicking off. She is an employee of Essentia Health, but the most likely time that you will find her is when she is helping with an injured student athlete. In an interview, Koehler said that she had always had a passion for healthcare and athletes, so it worked that she should become an athletic trainer. The biggest concerns that a lot of coaches, athletes, parents and medical practitioners have nowadays is facing a brain…show more content…
Nevertheless, we still have aspects that require attention if we will keep our young athletes safe. Part of it has to do with overcoming the culture and attitude associated with concussions and brain injury. Sometimes coaches, athletes and parents still do not treat concussions as seriously as they should. In some cases, athletes will attempt to downplay the symptoms because they want to continue playing. However, you should always take a concussion with the utmost seriousness. The brain controls everything in the body, and if someone has been released before fully healing, they are at a much higher risk for a second concussion. This is known as Second Impact Syndrome, and it can lead to brain damage and even…show more content…
Nevertheless, we still have aspects that require attention if we will keep our young athletes safe. Part of it has to do with overcoming the culture and attitude associated with concussions and brain injury. Sometimes coaches, athletes and parents still do not treat concussions as seriously as they should. In some cases, athletes will attempt to downplay the symptoms because they want to continue playing. However, you should always take a concussion with the utmost seriousness. The brain controls everything in the body, and if someone has been released before fully healing, they are at a much higher risk for a second concussion. This is known as Second Impact Syndrome, and it can lead to brain damage and even death. We have to combat some of the common myths related to head injuries. For example, some people believe that a better helmet can prevent concussion. While a proper fitting helmet can lower the risk of concussion, it does not mean that you can get rid of it altogether. Koehler finished with talking about how she loves being an athletic trainer because you face something new every day.
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