Leonardtown, MD – Athletic trainers have a long history of providing quality healthcare for athletes and those engaged in all physical activity based on the knowledge and skills acquired through their nationally-regulated educational processes. The Commissioners of St. Mary’s County honored their dedicated service to the community with a proclamation in recognition of National Athletic Trainers Association Month.

Athletic trainers provide services related to injury treatment and prevention, rehabilitation, healthcare administration, education and guidance, and compassionate care. The National Athletic Trainers’ Association represents and supports 44,000 members of the athletic training profession employed in professional, collegiate and high school sports, clinics and hospitals, corporate and industrial settings, the performing arts and the military.

“Leading organizations concerned with athletic training and healthcare have joined together in a common desire to raise public awareness regarding the importance of the athletic training profession and to emphasize the significance that quality healthcare plays in this setting,” said Commissioner Todd Morgan (4th District).

Commissioners call upon all citizens to join with the National Athletic Trainers’ Association in celebration and support of the Athletic Training Profession during National Athletic Trainers Association Month.

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