Athletic Training in Occupational Settings

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SLACK Incorporated, 2004 - Medical - 150 pages

Finally, there is a text that instructs both prospective and existing athletic trainers about offering services in the fast-growing, professionally rewarding corporate and industrial environment. Athletic Training in Occupational Settings comprehensively presents the ways to successfully tailor and deliver services to meet this market’s needs.

Susan Finkam, MS, ATC/L, CEA, begins by addressing "why" athletic trainers have expanded the markets they serve. An overview of this evolution into occupational settings is provided to enhance your understanding of this marketplace and the opportunities it presents. After identifying the differences, the text then shifts its attention to answering "how" an athletic trainer can practice effectively in this setting. Topics covered in this section include marketing ideas, proposal and contract writing, service delivery, and other pertinent skills.

Athletic Training in Occupational Settings also contains clinical examples and numerous professional forms to supplement the information presented. These valuable features further assist students in understanding the function of athletic trainers in occupational settings. This easy-to-read resource is also valuable for professionals either desiring a career change to a different athletic training setting or looking to develop additional services for their place of employment

Topics covered inside:

  • Occupational athletic training service offerings
  • Marketing methods
  • Proposal and contract writing
  • Facility/program management

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About the author (2004)

Susan Finkam received her Bachelor of Science degree in Sports Medicine from Central Michigan University, and her Master of Science degree in Management from Indiana Wesleyan University. Ms. Finkam is a Certified Athletic Trainer, and is also recognized by the Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics as a Certified Ergonomics Associate. Ms. Finkam has been working in the industrial athletic training setting since 1988. She is the Marketing and Communications Manager for OrthoIndy, a 60-physician orthopaedic practice located in Indianapolis, Indiana. Additionally, Ms. Finkam is a consultant with Ergonomics Plus, Inc., a progressive, proactive work injury prevention firm.

Ms. Finkam chairs the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) Clinical/Industrial/ Corporate Athletic Trainers’ Committee, and has served in that role since 2000. She also served as Indiana’s Governmental Affairs Chair, and was an original member of the NATA Council on Employment.

Ms. Finkam is recognized as a 2004 NATA Athletic Training Service Award Winner, the 2002 NATA Gail Weldon Woman Athletic Training Award Winner, and the 2001 IATA Clinical/ Professional Athletic Trainer of the Year Award winner. Ms. Finkam’s articles have been published in NATA News, Athletic Therapy Today, Advance for Directors of Rehabilitation, and the Indianapolis Business Journal. She is also editor of the Clinical/Corporate Perspectives Column for Athletic Therapy Today Journal. Ms. Finkam regularly speaks at national, regional, and local conferences regarding athletic training, injury prevention, and ergonomics.

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