Wow, what an entertaining Super Bowl! Congratulations to the Philadelphia Eagles! The offensives for both participating teams were amazing! The amount of yards and points scored in the game will be remembered for a long time.
As an athletic trainer I tend to look a little closer at another aspect of football, the medical care provided to the players. Being able to appropriately evaluate and treat injuries over the course of such a fast-paced game can be tricky and the policies and procedures will continue to evolve. It takes a team effort to provide appropriate and comprehensive medical care to players. Here is a look at the medical professionals that are present during every NFL game:
Each sideline has:
Each stadium has these additional members of the medical team present on gameday
Although the Minnesota Vikings came up short in the NFC title game last month, their medical team was honored with a big award. The Vikings athletic training staff was recognized last month as the Ed Block Courage Award NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year. The Ed Block Courage Award for NFL Athletic Training Staff of the Year is voted on by all 32 NFL athletic training staffs and the members of the Professional Football Athletic Trainers Society and recognizes one NFL athletic training staff annually for their distinguished service to their club, community, and athletic training profession. CONGRATULATIONS!
Dustin Eslinger, MA, ATC, ITAT
Physical Therapy Consultants, Inc.
Dustin Eslinger February 8th, 2018
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