34 min

Athletic Training On The Line

    • Education

Athletic trainers (AT’s) are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention and care of injuries. While they’re a familiar presence in sporting environments, they do not have a large footprint working with tactical populations. Although the U. S. military has begun to hire more of them, wildland fire has not followed suit. Yet. Dr. Valerie Moody from the University of Montana Athletic Training Education Program and Athletic Trainer Bella Callis join the podcast to talk about the profession, how it might be of benefit to firefighters, and year one of a feasibility study during the summer of 2019 where AT’s were embedded with the Missoula Smokejumpers.
This podcast was made possible in part through support from the U. S. Forest Service and the University of Montana.
The University of Montana is an equal opportunity provider. 

Athletic trainers (AT’s) are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention and care of injuries. While they’re a familiar presence in sporting environments, they do not have a large footprint working with tactical populations. Although the U. S. military has begun to hire more of them, wildland fire has not followed suit. Yet. Dr. Valerie Moody from the University of Montana Athletic Training Education Program and Athletic Trainer Bella Callis join the podcast to talk about the profession, how it might be of benefit to firefighters, and year one of a feasibility study during the summer of 2019 where AT’s were embedded with the Missoula Smokejumpers.
This podcast was made possible in part through support from the U. S. Forest Service and the University of Montana.
The University of Montana is an equal opportunity provider. 

34 min