My name is Barton Anderson, and I am a certified athletic trainer. I have worked in the high school,
collegiate, and clinical settings over the last 10 years. I started Sports Injury Info in 2004 as an
additional resource for my patients I was seeing.
I figured that if I could put down all of the information about injuries, rehabilitation, and prevention that I teach them everyday, then I could provide them with more information - something they could access from home, and be able to take with them wherever they went.
It started out small, with just a few pages on anatomy and common injuries.
Boy has it grown.
What qualifications do I have? I get that question every once in awhile from visitors.
I continue to help with patients as a clinical mentor for my students. And my 10 years of experience has allowed me to contribute all of the material you will find on this site.
In 2008, I made the decision to move out of clinical practice and accepted an Assistant Professor position, teaching athletic training in an advanced masters degree program. While I miss clinical practice somedays, I find just as many rewards in educating athletic trainers to be better clinicians.
Above all, I found that nothing compares to the feeling of satisfaction a person can get from helping another person. Whether it is on the sidelines of a game, in the clinic after surgery, or on a website, the fact that I can put my knowledge and experience to use helping others truly is a blessing.
I hope you find Sports Injury Info helpful, and welcome your comments and suggestions.