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Saints Recognized for Ongoing Care During National Athletic Training Month

Updated: March 31, 2020 10:34 PM

March is known as National Athletic Training Month. It's a way to recognize the work athletic trainers do to help athletes in rehabilitation get back to participating in practices and games.

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Students in the College of St. Scholastica's sports medicine program are treating fewer athletes in person because of the coronavirus, but have found unique ways to maintain ongoing care.

"We use an online program called Volt and they've done a great job of moving their workouts [online]. Making them available that don't require any gym equipment or formal weights, making it lot of body weight training and biometric," said Tom Rheaume, the head athletic trainer at St. Scholastica.

Using social media, the department continues to offer nutrition and strength and conditioning resources for athletes.

"We've tried to be as visible and pronounced as we can in terms of still being a resource for them," said Rheaume. "If they have questions [they can] contact us via email or call. Certainly we're considering telemedicine options."

Virtual connections also help trainers stay sharp during a time where physical interactions are limited.
 

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