Sports Medicine

Andrew Johnson, MA, ATC, LAT, ITAT
Director of Sports Medicine
Sponsored by Northside Hospital
Nationally Certified and State Licensed as an Athletic Trainer, M.A. in Health and Physical Education, B.S. in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training 770-279-3946 

For students interested in our Student Athletic Trainer Program, please contact Mr. Johnson.
The Athletic Trainer’s Role:  A certified athletic trainer (ATC) is a highly educated and skilled professional specializing in the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of athletic injuries. Our ATC will function as an integral staff member of our Providence athletic department by working with our athletes, our coaches and our parents and will focus in these areas:

  • Athletic injury prevention and risk management
  • Recognition, evaluation and assessment of injuries and illnesses
  • Immediate care of injuries
  • Treatment, rehabilitation and reconditioning

Our Sport Medicine Mission: Our fully certified and trained ATC will deliver traditional athletic training and sports medicineservices for our school athletes. Our sport medicine mission will have four primary objectives:

  • To provide easy access to sports medicine services here at school for our athletes
  • To maintain a philosophy that will encourage a high value on health, wellness and prevention
  • To help injured athletes return to their respective sport activities as soon as medically possible
  • To substantially reduce the chance of injury for our athletes

How our Providence ATC Will Help Your Athlete:

  • Will conduct an initial assessment of an athlete’s injury or illness to provide care and to determine whether they should be referred to a physical for definitive diagnosis and treatment
  • Will provide care of athletic injuries using physical therapy, techniques and medication
  • Will evaluate athlete’s readiness to play and provide participation clearance when necessary
  • Will collaborate with physicians to develop and implement comprehensive rehabilitation programs for athletic injuries
  • Will plan and implement comprehensive athletic injury and illness prevention programs

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