Value & Benefits
Value and Benefits
The benefits of having an Athletic Trainer who is also a board-certified orthopedic specialist on your staff.
The BOC Orthopedic Specialty Certification (orthopedic specialty) demonstrates the ability to enhance patient care, improve overall quality, optimize clinical outcomes, increase cost-effectiveness and provide value-based care. Athletic Trainers with the orthopedic specialty can be incredibly valuable members of your health care team.
Athletic Trainers benefit health care practice by:
Increased throughput: See more patients when Athletic Trainers assist with case histories, evaluations and injury assessments.
Operating room assistance: Increase physician productivity when Athletic Trainers bring their knowledge of the musculoskeletal system to the operating room.
Practice management: Improve overall practice management when Athletic Trainers assist with coding and billing responsibilities and consult with patients.
Durable medical equipment management. Reduce physician time spent on casting, splinting and durable medical equipment management, leveraging Athletic Trainer knowledge and skill in this area.
Rehabilitation education: Improve patient education and development of post-surgical treatment plans when Athletic Trainers help patients return to play – on or off the field. Athletic Trainers provide on-site rehabilitation and develop home exercise programs as well. Having Athletic Trainers as part of your practice means patients are not referred to other facilities.
Value of an Athletic Trainer
How can an Athletic Trainer add value to your practice?
It’s not surprising that Athletic Trainers are now found in more settings. Athletic Trainers are highly skilled health care professionals, able to assess the root cause quickly, immediately identify paths to wellness, and work across both body and medical systems to help patients get back in the game – in the office or on the field. Because of their keen understanding of the why behind the script, they are able to develop creative and effective treatment plans and leverage the power of the entire care team.
Why every setting should have an Athletic Trainer on their health care team.
An Athletic Trainer can be an invaluable member of your team because they can increase throughput, help with practice management and work closely with patients. With a unique educational path and deep understanding of anatomy, athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions.
The demand for Athletic Trainers is increasing because of their versatility. They can offer wellness services, injury and illness prevention care along with manual therapy for musculoskeletal conditions.
Plus, studies demonstrate that the services of Athletic Trainers ease financial pressure on the health care system.