Athletic trainers (AT’s) are health care professionals who specialize in the prevention and care of injuries. While they’re a familiar presence in sporting environments, they do not have a large footprint working with tactical populations. Although the U. S. military has begun to hire more of them, wildland fire has not followed suit. Yet. Dr. Valerie Moody from the University of Montana Athletic Training Education Program and Athletic Trainer Bella Callis join the podcast to talk about the profession, how it might be of benefit to firefighters, and year one of a feasibility study during the summer of 2019 where AT’s were embedded with the Missoula Smokejumpers.
Length of Episode
34 minutes, 57 seconds
Digital File Format
© All Rights Reserved On The Line 2019
Palmer, Charles; Moody, Valerie; and Callis, Bella, "Season 3, Episode 07: Athletic Training" (2019). On the Line Podcasts. 27.