Sandalwood High School Sports Medicine Team
WHAT IS ATHLETIC TRAINING?
Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions
WHAT IS AN ATHLETIC TRAINER?
Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes.
Michaela Moran LAT, ATC
Head Athletic Trainer
Sandalwood High School
Michaela Moran is the head athletic trainer at Sandalwood High School. She completed her undergraduate studies at the University of Tampa. She has experience identifying and preventing injuries among multiple sports some including lacrosse, baseball, and high school football.
One of her favorite experiences during undergraduate was advancing to the state championship with Armwood High School’s football team. She particularly has an interest in therapeutic interventions, as well as the influence of nutrition in order to prevent injury.
While completing her masters at Jacksonville University, she looks forward to learning more about specific movement mechanics of the body and applying it to her career as an athletic trainer.
Originally from Massachusetts, she also has a three year old German Shephard that thinks he is a lap dog. The two love the beach and spend a lot of time there.
Dr. Raul Rosario-Concepcion, MD
Sandalwood High School Team Physician
A sports medicine specialist is a physician who is trained to diagnose and treat injuries and conditions caused by participation in athletic activities.
These doctors are generally employed by professional sports teams to care for the athletes who are injured. They have extensive knowledge of the types of injuries that athletes are most susceptible to, such as stress fractures, sprains, concussions, muscle cramps, ACL injuries, and shin splints.
It is the responsibility of sports medicine specialist to clear athletes to return to the playing field when they are deemed fit. These doctors also advise athletes on how to avoid injury through proper care of their bodies while training.