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Definition of Athletic Trainers
Athletic trainers are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize patient and client activity and participation in athletics, work and life. The practice of athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination and diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of emergent, acute, sub-acute, and chronic neuromusculoskeletal conditions and certain medical conditions in order to minimize subsequent impairments, functional limitations, disability, and societal limitations.

Athletic trainers are educated and trained to examine patients/clients who have acute, sub-acute, or chronic musculoskeletal disorders and medical conditions and to arrive at a differential diagnosis regarding suspected pathologies. Based on this assessment, athletic trainers determine the impairments, functional limitations and the disabilities that result from these injuries and illnesses. Effective examination requires a thorough understanding of musculoskeletal and systemic anatomy, and the physiological response to injury and illness.
Examination is an ongoing process focused on meeting the changing needs of the patient/client. Athletic trainers recognize when consultation with other health care providers is necessary and refer accordingly.

Athletic Trainer
John Marek, LAT
303 E. 12th
PO Box 712
Cameron, TX 76520
jmarek@cameronisd.net
(254) 482-1334 (Work Cell)
(254) 482-1125 (Cell)
(254) 697-3902 Ext. 5503
(254) 697-6036 (Fax)

After graduating from Yoe High School in 2005, John received his Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology from Sam Houston State University in August 2008. While at Sam Houston State he worked with various Bearkat teams while collecting over 2100 internship hours. He received his Athletic Training License in the Spring of 2008 from the Advisory Board of Athletic Trainers. Coach Marek's life motto is from Colossians 3:23-24 "Whatever you do, do your work heartily, as for the Lord rather than for men, knowing that from the Lord you will receive the reward of the inheritance.  It is the Lord Christ whom you serve."
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Click the link above and download the 2016-2017 Student Contact Form, the Medical Evaluation Form, and the Acknowledgement of Rules and return to the Athletic Trainer.
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