Physician Practice

Athletic trainers in physician practice: Adding value

ATs in physician practice improve productivity, patient outcomes and satisfaction. They help move patients more effectively and efficiently through the appointment, evaluation and treatment process. ATs provide value to the practice through skills in triage, taking patient histories, performing evaluations, providing instruction on exercise prescriptions, rehabilitation and general patient education.



  • Connect with other athletic trainers in emerging settings, including fellow ATs in physician practice.
  • Join the conversation on LinkedIn.
  • NATA offers preconference workshops, both beginner and advanced, for the AT in physician practice. Details about the 2016 preconference workshops will be posted when available.
  • For more information on the physician extender setting, contact JJ Wetherington on the Committee on Practice Advancement.




Marketing ATs in Physician Practice to Sports Medicine Physicians from National Athletic Trainers' Assn on Vimeo.