AT Efficiency Articles

Innovation is Motivation


A new way to look at how athletic trainers practice. Two innovative athletic trainers have a new approach and idea to take the profession to new heights.  

The Right to Remain Healthy


Who keeps those healthy who keeps us safe? The model and approach athletic trainers take to treat those who risk their lives to save ours.

Valuable ATvantages


Combining business and athletic health care. The importance of professional development and how one athletic trainer has taken this to the next level.

Show Me the Value!


Identify your value and how much you add to an organization. These specific steps will assist with tracking value and presenting this information to stakeholders. 

Leadership ATtributes


Athletic trainers display tremendous leadership abilities. Learn more about leadership and increase the value of your professional practice.  

Collabortive Care Part 1


The Value of the Athletic Trainer and Physician Relationship. Originally published in the November 2018 issue of orthoATnews.  

Collaborative Care Part 2



Many resources are available to demonstrate AT value in all settings. However, the physician practice setting has developed opportunities for athletic trainers to showcase their value within this unique area of practice.

Trailblazing athletic trainers in this sector are doing great things and are taking AT skill sets to the next level. Read more on making a case for AT value in the physician practice setting!

Safety and The Athletic Trainer



The occupational setting in athletic training has been demonstrating value for more than three decades. To justify costs of services and to verify the effectiveness of a program, ROI and cost savings metrics are a must. 

In this Spring issue, AT Efficiency explores how AT evolved in the occupational setting and how services are a perfect component for any safety team. Learn about head-turning numbers and criteria that’s essential to justify data.

Quality Improvement Documentation Practices for the Athletic Trainer


Thi s document is only the opinion of the author and not to interfere with specific guidelines determined by your organization.

Quality Improvement Documentation Practices for the Athletic Trainer

Patient care documentation is an immensely important task for athletic trainers to complete. However, AT perceptions and barriers tend to overshadow this importance and lead to inconsistencies regarding documentation.

Patient Care Documentation: The Value


The importance of quality documentation stretches far and wide. For the athletic training profession to demonstrate the value and effectiveness of our services, we must document and document well. Listed below are data points which may assist in demonstrating the value of athletic training services through daily documentation.



Data-Driven Healthcare

The what and why behind data-driven healthcare. Data will change the way the world provides health care. From patient satisfaction to trend analytics - data is here to stay.


Quality Improvements in Athletic Health Care

Evidence - based practice is the fundamental approach needed to make patient-centered medicine effective and efficient. What does this say about the value of athletic training services? How can services provide quality improvements? Read more in this ground-breaking article! 


The Value of Athletic Trainers in Ambulatory Settings


An analysis that ATs could be used to increase access to care by improving the throughput in a practice at a low cost. This is accomplished while also maintaining and improving the quality of care for patients.


Patient Throughput in a Sports Medicine Clinic With the Implementation of an Athletic Trainer

The value athletic trainers bring to the physician setting is phenomenal! Increasing patient encounters, revenue, and practice efficiency are just the highlights. 


Reducing Workers Compensation Costs in a Multicenter Hospital System

Athletic trainers provide a multitude of value when it comes to the workplace setting. Learn how an employee wellness program led by athletic trainers reduced workers compensation costs. 


A Team Approach: Demonstrating Sport Rehabilitation’s Effectiveness and Enhancing Patient Care Through Clinical Outcomes Assessment

If we all work together to achieve a common goal, then we can improve the effectiveness of the interventions and the patient experience. If this approach works well in sports rehabilitation, what can it do for the general population?