Connected Care for Schools and Beyond
ThedaCare is committed to the orthopedic health and wellness of people of all ages. To help keep young athletes safe and well, ThedaCare provides licensed athletic trainers (LATs). In addition, our sports medicine physicians serve as team doctors for area schools.
Hear from The Experts
Listen to Alison Kramer, a Licensed Athletic Trainer, share about services LATs provide to schools.
School officials trust our LATs to cover, protect, and care for thousands of students across more than a dozen high schools in northeast and central Wisconsin.
Interested in LAT services for your school?
Commitment to Safety & Wellness
You’ll find ThedaCare LATs working on the sidelines of athletic events — and behind the scenes. As health care providers, we offer student athletes a wide range of services, including:
- Immediate injury care
- Injury and illness evaluation
- Coordination of care with providers
- Rehabilitation services
- Guidance for managing chronic injuries
- Assistance keeping athletes in the game when appropriate or recommending relative rest when needed
With proper training, athletes can reduce their injury risk. ThedaCare LATs are committed to injury prevention and overall wellness. They guide coaches and athletes on important issues, including:
- Injury prevention
- Dehydration and fluid replacement
- Safe practice during heat and humidity
- Concussion prevention and care
- Mental health and overall wellness
- Nutrition counseling for optimal health and performance
- Smart conditioning to minimize injuries and maximize performance
LATs practice under the direction of a physician. They are not personal trainers. To be accredited, our LATs must:
- Have a bachelor’s degree in athletic training (many have master’s degrees)
- Pass a comprehensive certification exam
- Receive licensure through the State of Wisconsin
- Complete CPR/AED/first aid training
- Meet certification requirements established by the National Athletic Trainers Association and the Board of Certification through continuing education
You don’t have to be an athlete to benefit from the services of our LATs. These professionals also care for people who work in a variety of other settings, including industry, business, law enforcement, military, performing arts centers, and hospitals. Many employers that offer LATs see a positive return on their investment in the form of:
- Fewer injuries
- Shorter rehab time
- Lower absenteeism
- Reduced health care costs