Day in the Life of an Athletic Trainer – Episode 4 – Washington Valor

Day in the Life of an Athletic Trainer – Episode 4 – Washington Valor


Did you have a good off-season? It was alright. Man, I had a great off-season! Did you? Hey! That’s what I’m talking about! That’s the energy I’ve been looking for, yeah! You know why I had a good off-season? Why? You’re going to say because you weren’t around me, right? Because I didn’t tape this foot everyday. Thank you. Oh, hey, y’all seen my violin? Over there? And a box of Kleenex? Today’s a big day for the Washington Valor.
Today’s our first day of pre-season practice.
We’re in split sessions because it’s our first day and we’re working really hard
on teaching the guys how we want to practice from an offensive standpoint
and a defensive standpoint. We’re at Athletes Performance, Inc., which
is in Gambrills, Maryland. This is the practice facility for the Washington
Valor. This is our training room, our workout facility, and our practice field.
We also have meeting rooms here. My name is Casey Carter and I’m the head athletic
trainer for the Washington Valor. I’m in charge of all of the medical care
for the 25 players that they have on the roster. I’ve wanted to be an athletic trainer
the whole life. I started taping ankles when I was in eighth grade, really
enjoyed being a part of a team. As the head athletic trainer, it’s contributing
to the success of the team, it’s contributing to the individual success
of each player, that you’re able to keep them on the field, keep them healthy, so
they can maximize their own potential and reach
own goals. MedStar is a corporate sponsor for the Washington Valor. To take care of
a professional sports team, you have everything from orthopedics to
cardiology, concussion care, and pretty much everything in between. It’s all kind
of one-stop shopping for us. We’re very proud to take care of the Washington Valor.

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