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Resources Supporting the Role of Athletic Trainers in the Clinic

St. Luke’s is committed to promoting the value of athletic trainers in the clinic as physician extenders. In fact, our athletic training residency program director and founder, Forrest Pecha, is a frequent speaker at national orthopedic and athletic training industry events to highlight the benefits of establishing this role. Here are some of his recommended references on the topic:

Patient Throughput in a Sports Medicine Clinic with the Implementation of an Athletic Trainer: A Retrospective Analysis
From Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach Online

Self-Funding a Postprofessional Athletic Training Residency
From Athletic Training Education Journal

Patient Perceptions of Athletic Trainers and Orthopaedic Medical Residents as Primary Clinical Support Staff in Sports Medicine Practice: a Randomized, Double-Blinded Prospective Survey
From the Journal of Allied Health

The Value of Athletic Trainers in Ambulatory Settings
From the Journal of Allied Health

The Financial Impact of an Athletic Trainer Working as a Physician Extender in Orthopedic Practice
From the Journal of Medical Practice Management

Physician Satisfaction With Residency-Trained Athletic Trainers as Physician Extenders
From the International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training

Comparison of the Effect of Medical Assistants Versus Certified Athletic Trainers on Patient Volumes and Revenue Generation in a Sports Medicine Practice
From Sports Health: A Multidisciplinary Approach

Hiring Patterns of Athletic Trainers in Ambulatory Settings
From the International Journal of Athletic Therapy and Training

Athletic Trainers Pump Up Care in Orthopedics Clinic
From University of Colorado Health Insider

Integrating Physician Assistants and Athletic Trainers Into Your Orthopedic Practice
From AOSSM Sports Medicine Update 2013, Newsletter for the American Orthopedic Society for Sports Medicine

The Impact of Athletic Trainers in a Sports Medicine Clinic: Improving Efficiency and Productivity
From American Medical Society for Sports Medicine 2012 Poster Presentation

The Growing Role of Athletic Trainers in Orthopaedics
From ORTHOPRENEUR

Using Athletic Trainers with Mid-Level Providers to Add Clinical and Financial Value to an Orthopaedic Practice 
From the American Association of Orthopaedic Executives

Athletic trainers can move from the playing field into the office as physician extenders 
From Orthopedics Today

Athletic Trainers in an Orthopedic Practice
From Athletic Therapy Today

Physician extenders: PAs, NPs, and…athletic trainers?
From the American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons

Patient Perceptions of Certified Athletic Trainers and Orthopaedic Medical Residents as Primary Clinical Support Staff in the Sports Medicine Practice: A Randomized Double Blinded Prospective Study
From Emory Sports Medicine

Athletic Trainers as Physician Extenders 
From the National Athletic Trainers’ Association

Certified Athletic Trainers: An Evaluation of Their Effect on Patient Throughput and Revenue Generation in a Primary Care Sports Medicine Practice
From Emory Sports Medicine and the National Athletic Trainers’ Association

5 Tips for Promoting Efficiency at Orthopedic Practices
From Becker's Hospital Review

A New Twist: Using Certified Athletic Trainers as Physician Extenders
From Medical Group Management Association

Adding Athletic Trainers to Care Team Can Increase Docs' Productivity
From American Academy of Family Physicians

Athletic Training Fellowship Programs
From Athletic Therapy Today

The Athletic Trainer as Orthopedic Physician Extender
From Athletic Therapy Today

Education Continues to Evolve: Post-Professional Work Expands
From the National Athletic Trainers’ Association

Athletic Trainers in Orthopedic Offices
From the National Athletic Trainers’ Association

Doctor’s Orders (a profile of an athletic trainer who transitions to the clinical setting)
From TRAINING-CONDITIONING.COM