Athletic trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventive services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention, and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.
TRIA’s experienced athletic trainers can be found throughout the Twin Cities providing athletic training services for high schools, universities and athletic organizations. Our athletic trainers are certified nationally by the Board of Certification, licensed with the Minnesota Board of Medical Practice, and are commonly members of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association.
Consider our athletic trainers your sports health advocates. We’re here to help you return to your favorite sport or recreational activity safely, and to learn ways to avoid setbacks from the activities you love.
We understand that your activities are an important part of your lifestyle and we want to help you stay healthy and enjoy them to the fullest. We have a wide range of education, injury prevention and on-site treatment services to help you perform at your best.
Our team works throughout the metro area providing athletic training services to schools, universities and athletic organizations. We offer on-site medical care during practices, events and competitions.
The TRIA Athletic Training Room offers injury evaluation and movement screenings for the athletic community. Patients who are injured from sports or activities, and who do not have access to an athletic trainer, can schedule an appointment to see one of our athletic trainers. Our TRIA athletic trainers will evaluate the injury and provide treatment options. These options may include education, home treatment and exercise programs. If you need additional care, we’ll refer you to the appropriate specialist.
The Athletic Training Room at our TRIA Bloomington location is the only one available at this time. Same-day appointments are available. All minors under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent or guardian to complete a consent for treatment.
- Injury evaluation, treatment and prevention ($30) – Services may include home treatment and exercise programs, injury prevention and education, taping techniques and concussion evaluation. (Note: For concussion evaluations, the visit must be within 48 hours of the injury. Patients diagnosed with a concussion are referred to the TRIA Sport Concussion Program.)
- Baseline ImPACT testing ($30) – The sport concussion team at TRIA utilizes ImPACT Applications to provide baseline and post-injury testing for athletes ages 5–59 years. ImPACT stands for “Immediate Post-Concussion Assessment and Cognitive Testing”. ImPACT testing provides an objective measure of a patient’s verbal and visual learning, as well as memory, processing speed, reaction time and attention.
- Movement evaluations ($95) – These assessments test individuals in various fundamental positions where movement may be difficult. These positions let the athletic trainer see where someone lacks strength, stability or mobility. TRIA athletic trainers determine which evaluation tool is appropriate based on each person’s unique needs. Tools may include the Functional Movement Screen®, the Selective Functional Movement Screen® and the Fusionetics© Movement Test.
TRIA offers a variety of sport and injury-specific prevention and performance programs, including:
- ACL Injury Prevention Program
- Hockey Injury Prevention and Performance (HIPP) Program
- Arm care
For more information about these programs, program pricing or other sports-specific injury prevention and performance enhancement services, call 952-993-9451.
Our athletic trainers are active in the community, providing education and clinics for sports teams, coaches, parents and athletes across the Twin Cities. We enjoy making personal connections with sports enthusiasts of all levels and helping them learn the best ways to maintain good health, prevent injury and reach their athletic goals.