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Sports Medicine

Established in 1996, the NMMC Sports Medicine Program provides full-time Certified Athletic Trainers (ATCs) to local high schools and community colleges:

Baldwyn High School

Booneville High School

Houlka High School

Itawamba Agricultural High School

Itawamba Community College

Mantachie High School

Mooreville High School

Nettleton High School

North Pontotoc High School

Saltillo High School

Shannon High School

South Pontotoc High School

Tremont High School

Tupelo Christian Preparatory School

Tupelo High School

 

In addition, the NMMC Sports Medicine Program also works in conjunction with Tupelo Parks and Recreation and the Tupelo Convention and Visitors Bureau to attract various state, regional and national sporting events.

 

The ATCs are dedicated to covering all athletic programs and providing optimal health care for participating athletes. The staff works closely with athletes, parents and coaches, and is trained to make swift, appropriate decisions to minimize the effects of injury. Preventive measures are taken to ensure a safe athletic environment, and proper education and counseling are provided to coaches, athletes and parents.

Providing full-time medical coverage of local athletic programs is the primary responsibility of the certified athletic trainers; however, the ATCs are also involved in many other community-based programs:

  • Provide a free Saturday Morning Injury Clinic, in conjunction with local orthopedic surgeons, each Saturday during football season
  • Provide CPR certification training for area coaches and students
  • Provide annual free pre-participation physicals for area high schools
  • Host educational clinics on injury prevention throughout the year
  • Offer lectures to various organizations and health classes
  • Provide free pre-participation physical exams and event coverage for Area II Special Olympics

Sports Medicine Staff

The NMMC Sports Medicine Program promotes a team approach in addressing the rehabilitation needs of our student-athletes. The ATCs work closely with physicians, physical therapists, occupational therapists and others to ensure a safe and timely return to activity. Click here to meet our ATCs.

For More Information

For additional information about this program or related rehabilitation services, call (662) 377-7215 or 1-800-THE-DESK (1-800-843-3375).