A Safer Approach to Work, Life and Sport
OAK BROOK, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–As National Athletic Training Month (NATM) is in full swing, Athletico
Physical Therapy is announcing several efforts to raise awareness and
demonstrate gratitude for athletic trainers.
During the month of March, Athletico will celebrate through fundraising
events and public education programs. Athletico and NATM look to
increase awareness of the athletic trainer profession and showcase the
value its more than 375 athletic trainers add in preventing and treating
injuries for a multitude of active individuals.
This year’s NATM theme, A Safer Approach to Work, Life, and Sport aims
to reach individuals and organizations that can help make a difference
for athletic trainers when it comes to legislation, employment and
“We want to recognize the vital role athletic trainers play in everyday
life,” said Mark Kaufman, president and founder of Athletico Physical
Therapy. “From hospitals to corporations to sports fields, these
healthcare professionals dedicate their lives to improving the health
and wellbeing of society.”
A Safer Approach to Work, Life, and Sport highlights three different
types of trainers.
The industrial athletic trainer: using their ergonomic
expertise to improve overall wellbeing and keep employees working at
full capacity without injury
The clinical athletic trainer: working together with a group of
health care professionals this trainer can provide rehab and general
patient education to aid in a wide variety of activity-limiting
The sports setting athletic trainer: aids in helping elite
athletes prevent injury, improve physical performance and safe return
to play following injury
As part of National Athletic Trainer’s Month, several Athletico
fundraising events will be held, including:
Athletic Trainer of the Year award
Charity sled hockey game featuring Athletico’s athletic trainers
competing against the Hornets Sled Hockey Team. The charity sled
hockey event is open to the public.
- Employee Jeans Day Fundraiser at all Athletico clinics
- A raffle to win various prizes
Since 2007, Athletico Physical Therapy has been supporting
the Chicago Hornets Sled Hockey team. Over the past six
years Athletico’s athletic trainers have raised nearly $30,000 for the
Hornets. Proceeds from all events go to the Chicago Hornets
Sled Hockey Team, as part of the Amateur
Hockey Association of Illinois, a 501-c3 organization.
The Chicago Hornets are a Youth Sled Hockey team consisting of kids ages
5 to 20 who have physical disabilities yet are determined to play ice
hockey. As almost all children do, they want the opportunity to
participate in sports and feel the camaraderie of being part of a team.
In some cases it’s not even to play hockey; for some, it is their only
freedom outside a wheelchair or walker.
The program was started to give these children a wonderful opportunity
to enjoy the sport of hockey. For more information on the Chicago
Hornets Sled Hockey team, please click
Athletico Physical Therapy
Athletico Physical Therapy provides the highest quality orthopedic
rehabilitation services to communities, employers and athletes, with
over 340 locations throughout nine states. To demonstrate our commitment
to both our patients and referring physicians, we measure functional
patient outcomes and patient satisfaction with national data comparison
using a third-party outcomes system. Our services include physical and
occupational/hand therapy, industrial rehabilitation, women’s health
therapy, concussion management and athletic training. For more
information, please visit www.athletico.com
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for Athletico Physical Therapy
Eric White, 312.988.2237