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Preparing and Treating the Warrior Athlete

Stasia Burroughs, MEd, ATC, CSCS, Warrior Athletic Training Clinical Coordinator, with WAT students early in the morning. / Photo by Renee Fernandes/NATA

Musculoskeletal injuries are of increasing concern in the military, according to a special issue of The Journal of Athletic Training. Trainees discharged or graduating late and military service members placed on limited duty because of injury impacts the military’s battle readiness. More specialized care is needed for these tactical athletes.