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In-Depth Look: Athletic Trainer Who Works in an Industrial Setting

Posted September 26, 2016

Rosalina Cintron, MS, ATC, CEAS has worked as the FedEx Express on-site Athletic Trainer, and is now working on-site at O'Hare International Airport.

Describe your setting:

I am on-site at O'Hare International Airport providing service to an array of departments.

How long have you worked in this setting?

I have been on-site for a little over two months.

Describe your typical day:

On a typical day, I attend leadership meetings, perform injury evaluations and conduct symptom intervention services. The services I provide is an effort to keep each employee safe and productive within their workplace.

What do you like about your position?

As an industrial athletic trainer, I focus on the whole person. This method of patient care provides me with the opportunity to build relationships that make an impact. The satisfaction of helping someone become pain free and stronger is the most satisfying feeling. It makes me strive to be the best I can be at my profession!

What do you dislike about your position?

There isn’t anything that I dislike about my position!

What advice do you have about your practice setting for a young AT looking at this setting?

The best advice I can provide for a young AT is to never work in seclusion, and most importantly, love what you do!