Athletics Trainer

What can an Athletic Trainer do for my child?

As an expert in injury prevention, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate and emergency care, treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning of injuries, an Athletic Trainer will:

• Create conditioning programs (flexibility, strength, cardiovascular fitness, etc.) to decrease the risk of injury

• Provide immediate and emergency care

• Assess all injuries and illnesses and implement treatment plans and refer to other health care providers when deemed necessary in order to keep your athlete healthy

• Recommend, fit, and apply braces, splints, tapings and other assistive devices to help facilitate recovery

• Obtain and interpret environmental data (lighting, heat index, relative humidity, etc.) to keep your athlete safe during activity

• Educate and keep parents, athletes, and coaches informed on injury status and answer any questions that may arise

It is important to report ALL injuries/illness (even suspected ones) to the athletic trainer as soon as possible. This can ultimately prevent a small problem from developing into a major problem.

An Athletic Trainer is here to protect and keep your athlete healthy—not to keep them from participation! Please call me or stop in and visit with any questions or concerns that you have, and please encourage your athlete to come see me as well.

Bryer McGinn, AT, ATC
Athletic Trainer
Vestaburg Community Schools
McLaren Central Michigan

Athletics Trainer Hours for the week of Thanksgiving

Mon 19th- 3:00-9:30

Tue 20th- 6:30-9:30

Wed 21st- 1:00-?

Thu- Happy Thanksgiving

Weight Training

Boys Basketball

Mon- 7-7:20

Tue- 7-7:20

Girls Basketball

Mon- 5-5:30

Wed- TBD

Tip of the Week

Every Saturday from 8:00am-10:00am until October 20th, there will be a free injury clinic for student athletes at McLaren Central Michigan in the old ER facility. If anyone would like more information regarding the Free Injury Clinic for Student Athletes I would be happy to give more details in person.

Heat exhaustion is the precursor to heat stroke which makes it a serious condition. It presents with many symptoms like headache, dizziness, nausea, cold clammy skin, fast weak pulse and cramps. If you find your self in this position find ways to cool the body such as remove extra clothing and seek shade for example, hydration is also a key component.  

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The key to flexibility is not only stretching before activity to prevent injury but after as well to receive the full benefits.

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Using the R.I.C.E. principle for all sprains and strains is always a good first step to combating these types of injuries. R - Rest I - Ice C - Compress E - Elevate. 

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Maintaining a good level of basic fitness all year will help you avoid early season injuries from using muscles that haven’t been challenged for a while.

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Avoid energy drinks and pre-work out which are high in caffeine and sugar and can promote dehydration during activity. 

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Don’t tilt your head back during a nosebleed, keep your head forward and apply pressure just below the nasal bone.