March 1, 2013
Athletic Trainer Spotlight: Kevin Hargrave
Did you know that March is National Athletic Training Month? An athletic trainer is a certified health care professional who practices in the field of sports medicine. In honor of National Athletic Training Month, we would like to recognize one of our very own. Please take a minute to learn a little about Kevin Hargrave.
Where are you from?
How long have you been with Therapy Center?
About 9 months
Where did you receive your education?
McNeese State University
Why did you choose to study to work in the therapy industry?
During my junior year of high school, I suffered a severe injury that ended my chance of continuing with athletics. Initially, athletic training was a way to stay around the sports I had participated in, however, as I learned more about the profession from the athletic trainer at my school, I became more and more interested in making it my career. Working as a student athletic trainer during college really cemented my choice, as I realized that it didn’t feel like work to go to the training room, games, or practices. Rather, I enjoyed it and athletic training was quickly becoming a passion and a big part of my life.
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
This job often gives me the chance to guide a patient from the point of initial injury, through rehabilitation, to return to activity, and on to continued maintenance and prevention of future injuries.
What is the best thing about working for Therapy Center?
The feeling of family and the atmosphere of respect between the many professions that make up the therapy center staff, allowing us to give our patients the most comprehensive care possible.
Do you have any hobbies or any activities you enjoy doing most in your spare time?
Art, drawing mostly, and reading anything and every thing I can get ahold of.