John P.Drawbert, MD and Troy L.Berg, MD - Sports Medicine & Arthroscopy

Athletic Training Program

How does the program work?

  • A licensed athletic trainer (LAT) visits the schools on a daily, to once or twice a week schedule during the academic school year. Athletes either see the athletic trainer in the athletic training room at the school or sign up in the main office to see the athletic trainer
  • Licensed athletic trainers are in attendance at many of the high schools’ athletic events
  • Licensed athletic trainers are available for community athletic events as well. For more information, please contact Lynn at (715) 832-1400

What will the athletic trainer do?

  • Evaluate the athlete's injury/condition and determine a course of action
  • Give the athlete instructions for the treatment of their injury/condition
  • Recommend exercises to help rehab the injury and indicate any modifications in practice and/or amount of rest needed
  • Refer the athlete to the appropriate medical care as necessary (emergency room, physician, Concussion Clinic, etc)
  • If the athletic trainer determines that the injured athlete should seek further medical, non-emergency attention, a referral to his or her family physician or other medical specialist is made and follow-up with the athletic trainer is encouraged

The program also offers the following:

  • Athletic physicals on scheduled dates for high school athletes
  • Actively participate in the use of the ImPACT program in the high schools for concussion management since 2002
  • WIAA Certified Wrestling Skinfold Measurers
  • Sports Metrics jump training for the prevention of ACL injuries
  • Seminars and instructional workshops to coaches, community

What are athletic trainers?

Athletic trainers are healthcare professionals who specialize in prevention, diagnosis and management of injuries that result from physical activity. They work in collaboration with physicians to optimize the performance and participation of physically active individuals. They work in various settings including the physician office, secondary and intermediate schools, professional and collegiate sports, sports medicine clinics, hospital ER, rehabilitation clinics, occupational settings, performing arts, law enforcement and military and fitness centers. They work with people of all ages and skill levels.

A bachelor or master's degree, from an accredited athletic training degree program, is required to be eligible for BOC certification. The candidate must then pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification. Once certified, ongoing continuing education requirements must be met to remain certified. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association as an allied healthcare profession.

An athletic training education program includes formal education in different areas such as injury/illness prevention, first aid and emergency care, assessment of injury/illness, human anatomy and physiology, pharmacology, therapeutics modalities, therapeutic exercise, general medical conditions and disabilities. It also includes nutritional aspect of injury and illness, psychosocial intervention, referral and healthcare administration. A major part of the training is in the form of classroom teaching. The candidates also receive clinical, hands-on training in a variety of practice settings. The educational program provides the candidates with the knowledge and skills required to become certified athletic trainers.


Schools Trainers Monday Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday
Altoona High School Anita, MS LAT 2:30-5:00 pm 2:30-5:00 pm 2:30-5:00 pm 2:30-5:00 pm  
Bloomer High School Jeff, MEd, LAT Afternoon   Afternoon    
Cadott High School Quincy, LAT   Morning   Morning  
Chippewa Falls Middle School Julie, LAT After school/
Other times upon request
Chippewa Falls High School Quincy, LAT 3:30pm   3:30pm    
Chippewa Falls High School Mike, LAT 3:30-6:30pm 3:30-6:30pm 3:30-6:30pm 3:30-6:30pm 3:30-6:30pm
Cornell High School Quincy, LAT   Morning   Morning  
DeLong Middle School Lynn, LAT   Morning
McDonell Central High School Lynn, LAT 1:00pm   1:00pm    
Memorial High School Lynn, LAT 2:30pm   2:30pm    
Memorial High School Danielle, LAT 2:30-5:30pm 2:30-5:30pm 2:30-5:30pm 2:30-5:30pm 2:30-5:30pm
North High School Jeff, MEd, LAT Afternoon   Afternoon    
North High School Brett, LAT 2:30-5:30pm 2:30-5:30pm 2:30-5:30pm 2:30-5:30pm 2:30-5:30pm
Northstar Middle School Jeff, Med, LAT       Morning  
Rice Lake High School Joe, LAT 3:00 - 7:00pm 3:00 - 7:00pm 3:00 - 7:00pm 3:00 - 7:00pm 3:00 - 7:00pm
South Middle School Lynn, LAT   Morning      
Stanley-Boyd High School Anita, LAT Morning
Thorp High School Anita, LAT Morning
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