March 2016 — Present
• Established a positive and professional working report and acted as a liaison between staff, student-athletes, student-athletes' parents, and outside medical staff on a daily basis
• Created an athletic training binder for the facility that included emergency action plans, a communication tree, concussion and injury protocols
• Presented at a student-athlete seminar, fall coaches’ meeting, parent’s back-to-school night, as well as winter coaches' meeting and winter parent's meeting
• Shadowed at the Chicago Orthopeadic and Sports Medicine clinic
• Collaborated with a physician on a Return to Learn protocol to be used for concussion athletes
• Collaborated with a software company to improve the efficiency of its use to communicate injuries and illnesses between student-athletes' parents, staff, and myself and increase its appeal to future clientele
Athletico’s Mission is to provide exceptional, progressive and cost-effective outpatient rehabilitation and fitness services through personalized care that emphasizes patient education and prevention of future injury.
In 1991, Athletico president and founder, Mark Kaufman, opened the first Athletico center in Chicago. As a licensed physical therapist and certified athletic trainer, Mark opened the first center with one employee and provided services to two affiliations—Francis W. Parker High School and Chicago Lions Rugby.
Today, Athletico has facilities throughout Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, South Dakota and Wisconsin, and employs over 4000 clinical and administrative staff, and offers more than 40 specialty rehabilitation, outreach, and fitness services. Our team of specialists includes physical therapists and occupational therapists, physical therapist assistants, certified athletic trainers, personal trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, and massage therapists.