ATHLETIC TRAINER - CERTIFIED (ATC)
Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who render service or treatment, under the direction of or in collaboration with a physician, in accordance with their education, training and the state's statutes, rules and regulations. As a part of the health care team, services provided by athletic trainers include primary care, injury and illness prevention, wellness promotion and education, emergent care, examination and clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
At Coastal Orthopedics, our ATs hold the Board of Certification credential of “Athletic Trainer Certified” (ATC).
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.
Their education focuses on the medical aspects of physical training and athletic activities. An ATC works with doctors and other allied health personnel to prevent injury, provide emergency care, assist in diagnosis, and provide therapeutic interventions and rehabilitation for athletic injuries.
Julia Wyner, LAT, ATC
Athletic Trainer/Medical Assistant
Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training, Westfield State University
NATA (National Athletic Training Association)
Julia Wyner is a certified athletic trainer licensed to practice in the state of Massachusetts. She graduated in 2021 from Westfield State University with a Bachelors of Science in Athletic Training. While at Westfield, she completed clinical experiences at Amherst College, Westfield State University, and Ludlow High School. Prior to joining Coastal, she worked at Whittier Rehabilitation Hospital as a Rehab Assistant. At Whittier, she got to work with a range of patients recovering from orthopedic injuries, strokes, and spinal cord injuries. At Coastal, Julia is an Athletic Trainer/Medical Assistant.
Julia is from Groveland and loves spending time with friends and family, watching football on Sundays, and going to the beach.