Intro To Athletic Training

October 10, 2016

     The students in Mr. Bretschneider’s classes have been studying the human body and injuries that occur during athletic competition. They are currently wrapping up lessons on kinesiology, which is the study of how the body moves.  They now have an understanding of how muscles move the body and, how an Athletic Trainer can test specific muscles to find out what muscle is injured, and how to rehab it properly.

     The class activities relate to the duties of an athletic trainer if an injury occurs during athletic competition. Working on preventing the injury and helping student athletes to get healthy to compete in their athletic competition. Currently students are working on the process of ankle taping to help prevent athletes from ankle injuries. Taping ankles is a complex process involving skills that students have to master. The proper support will help keep an athlete from receiving an ankle injury. Making sure that the tape is not too tight which will end up giving the athlete a blister.

     The class is busy setting up and helping work athletic events at Lexington High School.  At these events students are able to experience what goes into being an Athletic Trainer at a sporting event. The students get the opportunity to see if this would be a career path that they would like to follow by getting to be on the sidelines, and getting to help the team.