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Sports Medicine

OhioHealth Sports Medicine is your team’s official healthcare provider, with expert sports medicine physicians and athletic trainers providing medical treatment, physical therapy, sports physicals and more.The OhioHealth Sports Medicine team helps every athlete stay active in their sport and injury-free.

Meet Your HLSD Sports Medicine Team

Athletic Trainer

Carly Hyer, AT
Licensed and Certified Athletic Trainer

OhioHealth Sports Medicine

office phone - 614-491-8044 ext 1834

Team Physician

OhioHealth Sports Medicine is available 24/7 at 614.566.4263 (GAME)
Follow us on Twitter: @OHSportsMed


The host athletic trainer is hired by OhioHealth and her responsibility is to the student-athletes of our school. She is bound by state laws that govern the practice of athletic training in the State of Ohio. The host athletic training staff will provide visiting teams, traveling without a licensed athletic trainer or team physician, with first aid and emergency care only. The host athletic trainer cannot make return-to-play decisions for visiting student-athletes, nor is there an expectation of the away athletic trainer or athletic training staff to make these decisions for Hamilton Local Schools student-athletes. Without a referral, by law, they cannot provide taping or special equipment which may be required for return to participation.

What is Athletic Training?

What is athletic training?
Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.


Who are athletic trainers?
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. The NATA Code of Ethics states the principles of ethical behavior that should be followed in the practice of athletic training.

Athletic trainers are sometimes confused with personal trainers. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skillset, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program, and 70% of ATs have a master’s degree. Learn more about the education of athletic trainers.

The Guide to Athletic Training Services (pdf) describes the qualifications of athletic trainers and the clinical tasks they routinely perform in the delivery of quality health care.

If you are a current high school student and interested in athletic training, you can learn more about the profession by reading the Becoming an AT (pdf) and  Profile of Athletic Trainers (pdf).

Regulations of athletic trainers

  • Athletic trainers are licensed or otherwise regulated in 49 states and the District of Columbia. Efforts continue to add licensure in California. 
  • NATA has ongoing efforts to update obsolete state practice acts that do not reflect current qualifications and practice of ATs under health care reform.
  • 48 states and the District of Columbia require ATs to hold the Board of Certification credential of “Athletic Trainer Certified” (ATC). Learn more about the certification of athletic trainers. 
  • Athletic trainers are qualified to apply for a National Provider Identifier (NPI) as mid-level health care professionals. The taxonomy code for athletic trainers is 2255A2300X. 

Why use athletic trainers?
Athletic trainers provide medical services to all types of patients, not just athletes participating in sports, and can work in a variety of job settings. Athletic trainers relieve widespread and future workforce shortages in primary care support and outpatient rehab professions and provide an unparalleled continuum of care for the patients.

Athletic trainers improve functional outcomes and specialize in patient education to prevent injury and re-injury.

Preventative care provided by an athletic trainer has a positive return on investment for employers. ATs are able to reduce injury and shorten rehabilitation time for their patients, which translates to lower absenteeism from work or school and reduced health care costs.

This information is © National Athletic Trainers' Association.

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