Article reposted from Abilene-RC.com
Author: Kim Stivers
Memorial Health System Athletic Trainer Justin Clark, LAT, ATC was recently recognized for his service to the National Athletic Training Association (NATA). Clark has been an Athletic Trainer at MHS for the past 14 years. He works with the student athletes at Abilene High School, attending all home games for every sport and away games for football. Clark is available for students every day after school.
“I enjoy helping the kids,” Clark said. “Many of them are multi-sport athletes and I get to know some of them very well. It’s a pleasure to watch them grow and succeed as athletes and individuals.”
Clark was recently recognized by the NATA for his work with the Kansas Athletic Trainers Society (KATS) on the 2017 ATLAS project. Athletic trainers across the state of Kansas worked to create and map the location of all of the athletic trainers in the state.
The map and contact information is available online at: http://ksi.uconn.edu/nata-atlas/ .
“Having this information available online is helpful,” Clark said. “We are now able to collaborate and communicate with each other easily.”
The MHS Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine department started formally working with Abilene High School athletes back in 2006.
“Since that time, our sports medicine program has grown and improved significantly thanks to Justin’s extra effort and hard work,” MHS Rehabilitation Services Director Jeff Sanborn said. “I am very pleased to have Justin as a part of our team.”
Clark serves at the Chairman of the KATS Secondary School Committee, and he is the treasurer of the KATS Executive Board.
He has been employed by MHS for the past 14 years, and looks forward to continuing to care for the student athletes in Abilene and the surrounding area.