Emily Richardson, LAT, ATC on the field
If you’re looking for Becky Zelenko, you’re going to have to look further than the Rehabilitation Department at Welia Health. On most days, Becky, a Certified Athletic Trainer, can be found on the field, rink, track, or court. She is one of Welia Health’s seven athletic trainers who work with area high schools to ensure the safety of student-athletes. She plays an integral role in injury prevention, evaluation, and rehabilitation for the teams she supports.
Game day begins
Arrive at the athletic training room before school lets out for the day, prepare supplies and materials for pre-practice or pre-game evaluations and taping.
Clean up the training room and grab supplies and materials for the day’s practice or game.
Part AT, part cheerleader
Head out to watch practices or games.
Injury evaluations and updates
Update coaches as needed, about injured student-athletes.
Head back to the athletic training room to prep for after-practice treatments.
Perform after-practice treatments for student-athletes and update parents/guardians.
Luke Keranen, LAT, ATC pictured.
Clean up the athletic training room, lock up and head home