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The Sports Medicine Program was established in 1996 as a community outreach program. This unique and valuable program provides full-time Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) to local high schools and community colleges at no charge to the schools. In addition, the NMMC Sports Medicine Program also works in conjunction with Tupelo Parks and Recreation and the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau to attract various state, regional and national sporting events.
The ATCs are dedicated to covering all athletic programs and providing optimal health care for participating athletes. The staff works closely with athletes, parents and coaches, and is trained to make swift, appropriate decisions to minimize the effects of injury. Preventive measures are taken to ensure a safe athletic environment, and proper education and counseling are provided to coaches, athletes and parents.
Providing full-time medical coverage of local athletic programs is the primary responsibility of the certified athletic trainers; however, the ATCs are also involved in many other community-based programs:
The NMMC Sports Medicine Program promotes a team approach in addressing the rehabilitation needs of our student-athletes. The ATCs work closely with physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists and others to ensure a safe and timely return to activity. Click here to meet our ATCs.
For additional information about this program or related rehabilitation services, call (662) 377-7215 or 1-800-THE-DESK (1-800-843-3375).