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The Presence of a Certified Athletic Trainer Ensures a Safe Environment for Athletic Participation

Certified Athletic Trainers (ATC) are allied health professionals who are experts, particularly in the orthopedic and musculoskeletal disciplines, in:

  • Injury prevention
  • Assessment
  • Treatment
  • Rehabilitation

ATCs are also involved in health care administration, nutrition, biomechanics, education, counseling, physiology, psychology, and conditioning to enhance athletic performance.  The ATC works to prevent athletic injuries and cares for the athlete if they occur.

McLeod Sports Medicine Team Affiliations

High Schools:
Cheraw High School
Creek Bridge
Darlington High School
Dillon Christian School
Florence Christian School
Johnsonville High School
Lake City High School
Lamar High School
Marion High School
Marlboro County High School
Mullins High School
Pee Dee Academy
Robert E. Lee Academy
South Florence High School
The King's Academy
Timmonsville High School
Trinity-Byrnes Collegiate School
West Florence High School
Wilson High School

Florence-Darlington Technical College
Francis Marion University

Collegiate Summer Baseball/Coastal Plain League:
Florence Red Wolves

For more information on Certified Athletic Trainers or to inquire about event coverage, call (843) 777-8167.

Athletic Trainers Not Personal Trainers

These days people are more active, more interested, more educated than ever before. We're trained in fitness, sports, computer applications – even parenting. You can't accurately describe anyone using simply the word "trainer." Read some of differences between an athletic trainer and a personal trainer by downloading "Athletic Trainer not Personal Trainer." 

Pre-participation Sports Physicals

Free physicals for athletes from all area high schools contracted with McLeod Sports Medicine are available annually. The athletes must be rising 9th through 12th graders for the upcoming sports seasons. The one day physicals are held at McLeod Family Medicine Center located on the McLeod Regional Medical Center campus at 555 East Cheves Street, Florence, SC.  

Every Body Needs an Athletic Trainer

Watch a video on Advocates for Injured Athletes


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