March is National Athletic Training Month! An athlete is defined as “a person who is trained or skilled in exercises, sports, or games requiring physical strength, agility, or stamina.” (Merriam-Webster Dictionary). Under that definition, there are countless activities that can qualify a person to be an athlete.

RPT keeps multiple Athletic Trainers on staff to help provide sports medicine coverage for a number of our local high schools. Whether it’s through a local school, or in one of our clinics, RPT trainers and PTs provide athletes with quality, sports and position-specific, evidence-based training. Our goal is to reduce the risk of injury and increase our clients’ athletic potential.

When starting a new sport or activity, keep the following in mind:

  • Don’t start out too fast – pace yourself according to your ability
  • Take the necessary safety precautions
  • Warm up efficiently before exercising or playing any sports
  • If it is a team sport, understand the rules and regulations required
  • Purchase proper gear if necessary

We want to encourage everyone to try a new sport or game this month. If you are aiming to improve your condition or technique in a sport you already enjoy, give us a call! Our programs are individualized to each athlete based on his or her sport and specific position. All training is completed with specific goals in mind including injury prevention, speed enhancement, agility, power, strength, balance, flexibility and functional movement.