How do NFLPS physicians collaborate with athletic team trainers to ensure optimum health for players?

The relationship between team physicians and head athletic trainers is extraordinarily important in the overall care of the NFL athlete. The athletic trainer is often the first person to see an injured player at the game, practice, training camp, mini-camp, etc. The athletic trainer must be accurate in the identification of injuries and must communication well with the team physician. There is a constant source of dialogue between the athletic trainers and the team physicians in all aspects of the player’s care, whether it’s preventative care, managing current injuries or medical problems, or the entire rehabilitation process.