Athletic Training Month: Compassionate Care for All

Atheltic Training Month

Every March Texas turns its attention to athletic trainers and the important work they do of sports injury prevention and sports injury treatment. These healthcare professionals are committed to helping every athlete achieve their maximum level of performance while keeping them healthy.

Neighbors Emergency Center recognizes the importance of athletic trainers and has strong, long-standing relationships with trainers in the many communities we are privileged to serve. We would like to salute all athletic trainers for providing quality healthcare for athletes every day, on and off the field.

According to Johns Hopkins University, about 30 million children and teens participate in some form of organized sports, and more than 3.5 million injuries occur each year. The most common sports injuries are muscle sprains and strains, knee injuries, Achilles tendon injuries, shin bone pain, fractures and dislocations. In contact sports, such as football, head injuries such as concussions are also prevalent.

When those more serious injuries happen, athletic trainers are quick to respond. However, head injuries, bone brakes, fractures, deep cuts and lacerations and seizures need immediate care and your Neighbors Emergency Center is right in your neighborhood, ready to help 24/7.

Our local board-certified physicians and medical teams with ER experience are dedicated to providing extraordinary care with state-of-the-art imaging equipment. Injured athletes and their families are greeted by welcoming, compassionate staff who are prepared to have patients in a private exam room quickly and seeing a doctor in about 10 minutes.

There is no need to wait for imaging services either. Each Neighbors Emergency Center is equipped with CT Scan, X-Ray and Ultrasound. Each center is also ready with cardiac monitoring and EKG capabilities, splinting, slings, crutches and Ortho Boots.

Keep your athlete healthy and safe this season. But if injury strikes, remember Neighbors Emergency Center has many locations throughout Texas. Turn to your Neighbors for the highest quality care you and your family deserve. We are Neighbors helping neighbors. See your wait time for any location online now.

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