What is a Certified Athletic Trainer?
A certified athletic trainer (ATC) is a highly skilled and nationally certified allied health professional. Athletic trainers work with physicians and other medical professionals to provide medical care for acute and chronic injuries for all levels of athletes, from elite to recreational. Certified athletic trainers have, at minimum, a bachelor’s degree, usually in athletic training. Athletic trainers study human anatomy and physiology, rehabilitation, biomechanics, exercise physiology, athletic training, nutrition, sport psychology, and therapeutic modalities. They are required to undergo extensive training in clinical and professional settings. This education and training allows the certified athletic trainer to administer immediate emergency medical care, as well as, develop and implement treatment plans for injuries under the direction of a team physician. A large focus of the athletic trainer is prevention of injuries and overall conditioning of the athlete.
Our Outreach Program
Front Range Orthopedics & Spine is the proud official medical provider to St. Vrain Valley School District athletes. We provide athletic training services to our local high schools. Each school is provided with an athletic trainer to evaluate athletes’ injuries, as well as rehabilitate those injuries to facilitate the athletes return to participation safely. Athletic trainers are on hand at the schools for practice and to cover home events with preference given to those sports with higher injury rates. Physician attendance will be provided at all Home Football games. If your child is unfortunately injured during a high school event, Front Range Orthopedics will be happy to help in any way we can.
Bumps and Bruise Clinic
Two mornings a week we offer a FREE Bumps and Bruise Clinic. Any St. Vrain Valley high school athlete can come to our office and receive free evaluation of their injuries. X-rays and physicians are available if warranted.
Please see the Bumps and Bruise Clinic form to complete before your visit.
Meet our Athletic Trainers by their designated high school: (You may contact the trainers with questions or problems at our office or through email by clicking their link)
Clinic Manager: Lisa Lear
Longmont High School: Kevin Mayeda ATC, CSCS
Frederick High School: Chellsie Seyler, MEd, ATC
Silver Creek High School: Craig Krager, ATC
Erie High School: Matt Skufza MS, ATC
Lyons High School: Sara Morfitt, ATC
Mead High Schol: Katie Retzke, MA, ATC
Niwot High School: Nikki Dunham, ATC
Skyline High School: Leslie Rogers ATC
Rotating ATC: Megan Hodde, ATC