Athletic trainer and injury prevention specialist here, Eric Archuleta, LAT, ATC. I have been a nationally certified athletic trainer for over 8 years now. I received my BS degree in Athletic Training and Sports Medicine at the University of New Mexico in 2014.
Athletic trainers specialize in recognizing, preventing, and treating various musculoskeletal injuries and medical conditions in the body. We work with various other specialists from Nurses, paramedics, eastern based and holistic practitioners to M.D.’s, D.O.’s and CNP’s, to create the most therapeutic plans for each individuals’ specific needs.
I personally also like to focus on any possible deficiencies in the body that may be plaguing your health as well, whether that be cleaning up your diet, ordering blood work to assess for any possible deficiencies a patient may have with any essential vitamin and minerals for the body, and also help the patient develop proper management skills for stress and anxiety. This way we focus on the body not only externally but internally as well; mind, body, and spirit.
I am active in sports coverage for the high schools in the area both APS and Rio Rancho, various club sports in Albuquerque, and other sporting venues to ensure athlete safety. I work with local UFC fighters, and other professional athletes as well in the area. I manage, treat, and rehabilitate any pain or dysfunction with various modalities
Jenessa Archuleta, U.S.Air Force Veteran
Professional 4th Generation Classical Pilates Instructor
10 years Health & Wellness Spa Management
Dr. Damen M. Sacoman, MD, Orthopedic Surgeon
Damen Sacoman, MD, is an orthopedic surgeon who focuses on the evaluation and surgical treatment of a wide range of orthopedic issues, including shoulder and knee reconstruction, shoulder and knee arthroscopy, sports medicine and fracture care.
He earned his medical degree at Stanford University School of Medicine in Palo Alto, California. Dr. Sacoman completed an internship in general surgery at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center in Denver and a residency in orthopedic surgery at the Martin Luther King Jr./Charles R. Drew Medical Center in Los Angeles, California. He completed a fellowship in sports medicine and trauma at Lake Tahoe Orthopedic Institute in Zephyr Cove, Nevada. Dr. Sacoman is board certified in orthopedic surgery.
A. Athletic trainers (ATs) are highly qualified, multi-skilled health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions. Athletic trainers work under the direction of a physician as prescribed by state licensure statutes. The NATA Code of Ethics states the principles of ethical behavior that should be followed in the practice of athletic training.
Athletic trainers are sometimes confused with personal trainers. There is, however, a large difference in the education, skillset, job duties and patients of an athletic trainer and a personal trainer. The athletic training academic curriculum and clinical training follows the medical model. Athletic trainers must graduate from an accredited baccalaureate or master’s program, and 70% of ATs have a master’s degree. Learn more about the education of athletic trainers.
A. Athletic trainers provide medical services to all types of patients, not just athletes participating in sports, and can work in a variety of job settings. Athletic trainers relieve widespread and future workforce shortages in primary care support and outpatient rehab professions and provide an unparalleled continuum of care for the patients.Athletic trainers improve functional outcomes and specialize in patient education to prevent injury and re-injury. Preventative care provided by an athletic trainer has a positive return on investment for employers. ATs are able to reduce injury and shorten rehabilitation time for their patients, which translates to lower absenteeism from work or school and reduced health care costs.
Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.
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