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A Day in the Life of a
Certified Athletic Trainer…
Clinic Outreach
© 2009 National Athletic Trainers’ Association
www.nata.org
(800)TRY-NATA
I am an Athletic
Trainer working in
Clinic/Outreach:
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NAME:
Michelle Padgett
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CREDENTIALS:
MS, ATC, LAT, CSCS
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TITLE:
Athletic Trainer / Event
Coordinator
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EMPLOYER:
PRORehab, pc
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LOCATION:
St. Louis, MO
This was from a medical mission trip to Juarez, Mexico.
© 2009 National Athletic Trainers’ Association
www.nata.org
(800)TRY-NATA
PRORehab: An Overview
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In business since 1992
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PRORehab is a privately held
medical rehabilitation provider
owned and operated by physical
therapists.
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PRORehab provides physical and
occupational therapy and
specializes in hand therapy,
manual therapy, aquatic therapy
and sports medicine outreach.
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Our goal is to provide one-on-one
patient care in an environment
that promotes wellness and
improves the lives of the patients
we treat.
© 2009 National Athletic Trainers’ Association
www.nata.org
(800)TRY-NATA
PRORehab, pc – Products/Services
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Specializing in
rehabilitation of
musculoskeletal injuries
and illnesses
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www.nata.org
(800)TRY-NATA
PRORehab – Staff
TOTAL # OF EMPLOYEES
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250
EMPLOYEE MAKE-UP
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PTs
OTs
CHT’s
PT/ATCs
ATCs
Administrative staff
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www.nata.org
(800)TRY-NATA
PRORehab: Patient Population
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PATIENT POPULATION
– PRORehab treats a diverse range
of people including but not limited
to:
 Pediatric
 Geriatric patients
 Workmen’s compensation
patients
 Injured athletes
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www.nata.org
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A Day in the Life of a Clinic
Outreach Athletic Trainer
A TYPICAL SCHEDULE:
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Monday – Friday
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School year hours:
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(some Saturdays)
3 mornings a week in the clinic
and every afternoon
Some nights and weekends based upon
the school’s schedule
Summers hours:
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43 hours in the clinic
© 2009 National Athletic Trainers’ Association
www.nata.org
(800)TRY-NATA
A Day in the Life of a Clinic
Outreach athletic trainer
MY ATHLETIC TRAINING EXPERIENCE
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Bachelor’s from the University of
Illinois Champaign 1994
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Master’s from the University of
Pittsburgh, PA 1996
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A Day in the Life of a Clinic
Outreach athletic trainer
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A STARTING SALARY IS:
$28,000
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MY EMPLOYEE BENEFITS
INCLUDE:
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Health benefits
Long term disability
Dental
Short term disability
401k with employer matching
Life insurance
Liability insurance
Employee Assistance Program
Paid time off
© 2009 National Athletic Trainers’ Association
www.nata.org
(800)TRY-NATA
My Career Path
“I was interested in athletic training at an early age.
In high school I helped out in the athletic training
room and even attended Cramer camps. In college
my focus shifted. I majored in dance but my body
couldn’t hold up to the stress, and that is how I
found my way back to athletic training. I considered
pursuing a career in athletic training with a dance
company but instead found myself working as an
outreach athletic trainer. It was nearly 11 years
ago that I accepted a position in St. Louis providing
outreach services to Lutheran South High School,
and I am still working in the same setting.”
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Daily Duties: The Morning
MY MORNING DUTIES INCLUDE:
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Most of the certified athletic
trainers in our company work in
the clinic in the morning, assisting
the physical therapists with patient
care.
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My role in the morning is rather
unique. I coordinate company
events and all continuing
education opportunities.
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In 2006, we provided our staff with
2,121 continuing education hours.
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Daily Duties- The Afternoon
MY AFTERNOON DUTIES INCLUDE
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In the afternoon I totally switch
hats.
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I am at the high school every
afternoon for practices and home
games .
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The season and sport will
determine how late and how many
Saturdays I work.
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Daily Duties- The Evening
MY EVENING DUTIES:
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I am available to parents and
coaches by cell phone at any
time.
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Most days I am finished by
7 p.m.
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I will then make any necessary
phone calls and then run back to
the office if any additional work
needs to be done for an
upcoming event.
© 2009 National Athletic Trainers’ Association
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(800)TRY-NATA
Additional Helpful
Credentialing/Knowledge Include:
WHAT:
•Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist (CSCS)
FROM:
•The National Strength and Conditioning Association
(NSCA)
ABOUT CSCS CERTIFICATION
•The NSCA’s Certified Strength and Conditioning
Specialist® (CSCS®) is one of the first nationally
accredited certification programs in the fitness industry
•Credential is awarded after passing an exam
administered by an independent examination service
© 2009 National Athletic Trainers’ Association
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(800)TRY-NATA
The Major Issues
Facing Me Are:
In order for me to be the
best clinic outreach AT that I
can be, there is a HUGE need
for athletic trainers to be
recognized by CMS
in the state of Missouri.
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There is also a need for
improved language in the
Athletic Training Practice
Act.
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Visiting our legislators in DC, Hit the Hill 2007
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Quality of Life Issues:
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Athletic training is a very
rewarding career for me.
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Our profession is trying to
make quality of life adjustments,
but problems do still exist.
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Most ATs working in my
setting have little control
of their schedule, and they
work long hours and many
weekends.
Heading to a Cubs game with my mom on her birthday.
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Key Resources to learn more!
1.
2.
3.
NATA NEWS
NATA website www.nata.org
Training & Conditioning magazine
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Athletic
Trainers’
Association
2009 National
Athletic
Trainers’
Association
www.nata.org
www.nata.org
(800)TRY-NATA
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For more information about Athletic Trainers
working in the Clinical/Outreach setting:
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Contact the NATA National Office Staff:
Kathryn Ayres, PR and Marketing Coordinator
KathrynA@nata.org | 800-879-6282 ext. 138
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Write to Michelle Padgett, Athletic Trainer
MichellePadgett@hotmail.com
© 2009 National Athletic Trainers’ Association
www.nata.org
(800)TRY-NATA
Looking for a JOB?
Want to hire an athletic trainer?
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Visit the NATA Career Center today and find resources to help you find a job or
hire an athletic trainer.
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National
Athletic
Trainers’
Association
2009 National
Athletic
Trainers’
Association
www.nata.org
www.nata.org
(800)TRY-NATA
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