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Athletics – JCCC celebrates National Athletic Training Month


Athletics – JCCC celebrates National Athletic Training Month

OVERLAND PARK, Kan. – March is the National Athletic Training Month and athletic trainers all across the country are promoting their profession and are making themselves known. “Every Body Needs an Athletic Trainer” is the theme of this year’s National Athletic Training Month, which is sponsored by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association (NATA). The proclamation is one of many activities held throughout the month to honor Athletic Trainers (ATs) for their commitment to helping people prevent injuries and keeping people healthy and active. 

In recognition of the promotion, the Johnson County Community College Athletic Training staff, led by head athletic trainer Bill Buese, has released its first installment of informative videos intended to help athletes around the community stay injury free. Buese’s staff plans to produce more videos throughout the academic year. 

The first video (above), conducted by associate athletic trainer Sam Brethauer, focuses on hip mobility and hip injury prevention. 

“I wanted to emphasize the importance of hip mobility and hip position in relation to injury prevention in spring sports, a relevant position for catchers,” Brethauer said. “However, most athletes find themselves getting into deep squat positions for various reasons.  We encourage all active and athletic individuals to have the ability and mobility to get into these positions comfortably and without pain and work from there. Our goal is to build on this concept in future installments of the series.”


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