Posted by boston.com March 7, 2014 10:00 AM
The following was submitted by HD Physical Therapy:
“We’ve Got Your Back” is the theme of this year’s National Athletic Training Month, which is sponsored by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), a not-for-profit organization based in Dallas, Texas. #NATM2014
Athletic Trainers (ATs) are licensed and certified health care professionals who collaborate with physicians and physical therapists (PTs). The services provided by ATs comprise prevention, emergency care, clinical assessment, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and sports-related illness.
The PT and the AT can be critical partners on the rehabilitation team of the injured athlete; many parts of an athlete’s rehabilitation can be done synergistically by both the clinical PT and the AT. Many PTs will take advantage of their relationship with an AT to help co-create a treatment plan that addresses each individual athlete’s specific needs.
At HD Physical Therapy, one of our therapists, Svet Wilson, PTA, ATC/L, is a licensed physical therapist assistant, as well as a licensed and certified athletic trainer. Combining his years of education and experience in both disciplines has allowed Svet to become an expert sports medicine clinician; he is highly skilled in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from athletics and other physical activity.
“For me, each field supports the other, and combining them creates the best possible scenario for the patient or athlete that I am working with,” said Wilson. “By merging the best of both, people are given the highest quality of care, and achieve the best outcomes possible.”
At HD Physical Therapy, ADVANCE Magazine's 2013 ‘Best PT Practice Contest’ silver medalist, we are committed to the health and happiness of our patients. Everyday we work to restore each person's maximal function with consistency and compassion. Offering distinctive, inventive and proven rehabilitation treatment, our devoted professionals strive to deliver a successful and enjoyable experience to every patient we meet. HDPT proudly serves the communities of Wakefield, Reading, North Reading, Wilmington, Lynnfield, Saugus, Melrose, Peabody, Stoneham, the North Shore, and Essex County, Massachusetts. For more information about HD Physical Therapy, please call 781-587-0776, or visit www.HDPTonline.com.