Athletes are always pushing themselves to achieve new heights of performance and endurance. With the kinds of physical demands placed on their bodies comes an elevated risk of injury. At some time, whether by accident, competitive injury or as the result of a demanding training regimen, almost every athlete – amateur or professional – will need medical assistance from a trained professional. When they do, OAL’s athletic trainers are there.
Trained for Performance
Athletic Trainers keep athletes performing at their physical best. This means working to help prevent injuries through therapeutic exercise, preventative taping, nutrition and by employing physical therapy modalities that help overcome specific weaknesses or improve balance and coordination deficiencies. Athletic trainers, however, are more widely known for their work after an injury has occurred. Providing first aid in emergency situations, athletic trainers quickly assess the damage and begin the process of treatment.
The Best in their Field on the Field
Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster’s athletic trainers bring a superior level of experience and education to the sports medicine profession. In addition to a bachelor’s degree from an accredited athletic training program many of our athletic trainers have gone on to achieve advanced degrees. All are NATA-BOC certified and licensed by the state of Pennsylvania.
OAL athletic trainers are also backed by the area’s most comprehensive orthopedic practice. Because they are part of Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster, they can provide immediate on-the-field access to physicians. When necessary, OAL’s athletic trainers can make an on-the-spot referral to the necessary physical therapist or orthopedic surgeon: everything necessary to minimize damage and facilitate healing.
The Professional’s Choice
OAL provides athletic training services for a number of area sports organizations and educational institutions, including:
Professional, Club & Elite Athletics:
- Lancaster Barnstormers
- US Women’s National Field Hockey Team
- Pennsylvania Classics soccer
Schools & Colleges:
- Donegal High School
- Lancaster Catholic High School
- Penn Manor High School
- Hempfield High School
- Manheim Township High School
- Lancaster Bible College
- Lancaster County Christian Schools
- Lititz Christian School
- Mount Calvary Christian School
- New Covenant Christian School
- Day Spring Christian Academy
- Elizabethtown College
Going Where the Athletes Are
Sports organizations that want the most highly qualified athletic trainers reach out to OAL. This includes Spooky Nook Sports – a 700,000 sf/50-acre multi-sport facility – where Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster opened an office to provide superior on-site sports medicine services.
An expert OAL athletic trainer is always on staff at Spooky Nook Sports during peak hours. To ensure complete coverage, additional resources and personnel are on-site at athletic events – including coverage for club teams. Orthopedic Associates of Lancaster is dedicated to providing complete, comprehensive medical care, on and off the field.
Athletic Training Hours at Spooky Nook Sports:
- Monday – Friday: 3 pm – 10 pm
- Saturday: 7 am – 10 pm
- Sunday: 8 am – 9 pm
For information about athletic training for your team or event, call OAL today at (717) 299-4871.