We are proud to staff five (5) local high school athletic departments with Licensed Athletic Trainers (AT).
Petoskey - Harbor Springs - Charlevoix - Inland Lakes - Cheboygan
Licensed Athletic Trainers are medical experts in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries.
The Licensed Athletic Trainer is responsible for athletic injury prevention through education of proper conditioning, body mechanics, nutrition, and stretching. The Trainer also prepares the athletes for practice or competition with any necessary taping, wrapping, bracing or stretching. The trainer is available to all athletes in the Athletic Training room at the schools for the last class period of the day, to answer questions and perform injury screening. The trainer will then attend various practice sessions until 6 pm.
Look for our AT on the sidelines at home athletic events throughout the year. When an injury occurs, the AT will evaluate the athlete and determine whether a referral to a physician is necessary. The AT is then responsible for follow up care including treatment, rehabilitation, and gradual return to full athletic participation.
In addition, the AT will communicate with the athlete, parents, coaches, and physician to ensure proper care is provided to allow for safe return to the sport.
The trainer will screen any injury or examine an athlete experiencing pain.
Please feel free to contact our AT's to find out more about this program:
|Petoskey High School||Lindsey Griffes||231-348-7950|
|Charlevoix High School||Erika Collins||231-547-0380|
|Harbor Springs High School||Erik Wehner||231-348-7002|
|Cheboygan High School||Emily Mahoney||231-627-7201|
|Inland Lakes High School||Juliann Plimpton||231-238-4880|
Do you recommend off-season conditioning programs for high school athletes?
Yes. Athletes that participate in an off-season conditioning program are less frequently injured, and are able to focus on sport specific skill development when their season begins. High School athletes have the opportunity to participate in our summer Peak Performance enhancement program designed by our AT's.
NMSMC AT’s Daily Tasks
Northern Michigan Sports Medicine Center is proud to be a community partner by providing Athletic Training Outreach to local high schools and various community organizations in Northern Michigan.
What is an AT?
Licensed Athletic Trainers (AT) are health care professional who specialize in preventing, recognizing, managing and rehabilitating injuries that result from athletic activity. AT’s possess a minimum of a BS degree from an accredited university and have successfully completed a certification exam through the NATABOC.
Facts about NMSMC AT’s
AT’s Areas of Expertise
Certified Athletic Trainer Contact Information
Lindsey Griffes, M.Ed, ATC
Charlevoix High School
Erika Collins, AT, PTA
Emily Mahoney, AT
Eric Wehner, Med, AT
Juliann Plimpton, M.Ed, AT
NMSC has been an approved clinical internship site for many Universities Sports Medicine Athletic Training Programs for over 15 years. We currently have 2 sites that are available for Students that are currently enrolled in an Athletic Training Program. This rotation includes a clinical outreach with local High Schools. The affiliations with colleges must be set up the semester prior to starting the internship. Internships start throughout the school year from August and run through June.
We provide an excellent training ground for upcoming AT’s due to our staff's expertise and specialty fields such as TMJ management, vestibular and balance training, manual therapy, incontinence, pediatrics, sport specific training, lumbar and sacral mobilization techniques.
Our students also have access to NMSMC’s outstanding sports enhancement branch which can expose them to many opportunities associated with their upcoming profession.
In addition to Central Michigan University, we also have hosted students for summer internships and observational opportunities from the following universities:
If you are interested in having NMSMC provide athletic training coverage for your school, athletic team or event please contact our Athletic Training Coordinator: