CHARLOTTE, N.C.--Athletic Trainers were teaching the science lessons over the weekend at Discovery Place in uptown Charlotte.
The “Science of Sports” Day at Discovery Place Science showed visitors the high-tech science behind keeping athletes safe and healthy. Assistant Athletic Trainer for the Carolina Panthers Kevin King put the event together with athletic trainers from North Carolina’s colleges and universities.
Visitors got to see how athletes train to avoid injuries and rehabilitate after getting injured. They could also learn how to do bystander CPR and use an AED for cardiac emergencies on the field or court.
Their goal is to keep kids safe and healthy while playing sports
“We really promote athletics and physical fitness and getting involved because we know that’s going to create healthier adults in the future," said Nina Walker of N.C. Athletic Trainers Association. "We just want them to be safe and make sure there’s proper healthcare provided around them."
March is National Athletic Trainers Month and the association advocates to have athletic trainers at all sporting events to prevent injuries and respond when they happen.