The Seattle Rainmakers are pleased to announce a new partnership with Seattle Children’s Hospital’s Department of Orthopedics and Sports Medicine, who will be providing athletic training coverage for the team. While the athletic trainers at Seattle Children’s Hospital primarily care for youth athletes, they also have diverse backgrounds working with athletes of all ages and sports. Their athletic trainers will be standing ready on the sidelines to provide excellent care and immediate on-field management of injuries.
Certified athletic trainers hold a minimum of a four year degree from an accredited program, have passed a national board of certification exam and hold a state license. They are considered health care providers and work under the direct supervision of physicians to provide education, pre-game preparation, emergency care, injury evaluation, treatment and referrals as needed to athletes. Seattle Children’s Hospital has a group of 20 athletic trainers who work out at local high schools as well as providing services within the community.
The athletic trainers at Seattle Children’s Hospital recognize Ultimate as a high risk, high contact sport and strongly support the value of having an athletic trainer on the sideline. With concussions a hot topic in the media, the Seattle Rainmakers can rest assured that they will be receiving the most up to date management and care available not only for concussions but for all types of injuries. Our goal is to provide quality care, getting the athletes back on the field and keeping them there through injury prevention.
The Seattle Children’s Hospital athletic trainers are looking forward to being a part of Major League Ultimate and working with the Rainmakers to bring success to the program.
For more information about the athletic training profession and program at Seattle Children’s Hospital please visit http://www.seattlechildrens.org/clinics-programs/orthopedics/services/athletic-trainers-program/.