Introduction to Athletic Training at Marist
Mari Gibson '90 is the Athletic Trainer at Marist Catholic High School. She is certified as an Athletic Trainer (ATC) with the National Athletic Trainers Association (N.A.T.A.) and registered with the State of Oregon Health Licensing Office as an Athletic Trainer. In 1994 she received her Bachelor’s degree in Sports Medicine at Whitworth (College) University.
As participants in Marist athletics, it is important that both parents and student-athletes are aware of the role of the Athletic Trainer and the Athletic Training Room as they relate to the student-athlete of Marist as well as their role on an active sports medicine team.
The role of an Athletic Trainer in the secondary school setting is to be directly involved in the care, prevention and rehabilitation of athletic injuries to all student-athletes. As a N.A.T.A. Certified Athletic Trainer, Mari has the training and experience to provide initial injury assessment and first aid, establish rehabilitation programs for injured athletes, apply protective taping and padding, and advise and counsel athletes in areas such as nutrition and conditioning. It is also the responsibility of the Athletic Trainer to determine if an injured athlete may continue to participate in their sport, and when they will be allowed to return to participation. This determination is often done in conjunction with our volunteer consulting physicians or with the athlete’s physician.
Responsibilities of the Athlete and Their Parent(s)
Participation in these areas is an essential link in the health care of the student-athlete at Marist Catholic High School.