The goal of the Harpeth Hall sports medicine program is to provide injury prevention, treatment, rehabilitation services, and athlete education for every middle school, junior varsity, and varsity athlete. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. Athletic training is not the same profession as personal training. Certified athletic trainers work with more than just athletes—they can be found just about anywhere that people are physically active. To become a certified athletic trainer, students must graduate with a bachelor's or master's degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification. Once certified, the athletic trainer may be required to be licensed in the state she will practice and then meet ongoing continuing education requirements in order to remain certified.
Information obtained from www.nata.org.
Official Sports Medicine Providers:
Harpeth Hall is partnered with Results Physiotherapy who provides the school's athletic trainer as well as physical therapy services. The school is also partnered with Tennessee Orthopaedic Alliance (TOA) in which Dr. Jeff Herring serves as the school's orthopaedic doctor. Because of these partnerships, Harpeth Hall athletes are able to receive easy access and care in a timely manner and of the highest quality.