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Athletic trainers committed to serving the community.

Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center Athletic TrainersAt Palmetto Health-USC Orthopedic Center, we are committed to serving our community and caring for patients outside of a hospital setting. Our team includes more than 30 athletic trainers who collaborate with physicians in the prevention, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions.

Our athletic trainers can be found in middle and high schools across the Midlands in addition to local and regional colleges.

In the previous academic year, our athletic trainers were responsible for approximately 20,000 student athletes within secondary school and collegiate athletic settings. We are at all divisional levels within the South Carolina High School League and many of the institutions within the South Carolina Independent School Association. Additionally, our services are provided at the collegiate level to eight NCAA Division I, Division II, and NAIA institutions within the Midlands region of South Carolina.


We continue to serve the community through our education efforts and with coverage at a variety of community athletic events. Collaborating with county and state recreation departments and other associations, we work to promote and emphasize prevention, injury awareness and care to parents, coaches and athletes within the region.

High Schools in our network:
AC Flora, Airport, Blythewood, Brookland-Cayce, CA Johnson, Camden, Cardinal Newman, Chapin, Columbia, Dreher, Dutch Fork, Eau Claire, Gilbert, Irmo, Keenan, Lexington, Lower Richland, Lugoff-Elgin, North Central, Pelion, Richland Northeast, Ridge View, River Bluff, Spring Valley, Swansea, Westwood and White Knoll.

Affiliated high schools:
Bamberg, Ben Lippen, Blackville, Branchville, Calhoun Academy, Calhoun County, Fairfield Central, Gray Collegiate, Mid-Carolina, Newberry, Orangeburg Preparatory Schools, Orangeburg-Wilkinson, Ridge Spring-Monetta, Saluda and Whitmire.

Affiliated colleges and universities:
Allen University, Benedict College, Claflin University, Columbia College, Columbia International University, Newberry College, Palmetto Prep Academy, South Carolina State University University of South Carolina and University of South Carolina Campus Recreation.

Club and special event affiliates:
Columbia City Ballet, Columbia Volleyball Club, Irmo Chapin Recreation, Lexington County Blowfish, Lexington County Recreation, North-South Football All-Star Game, Olde Grey Rugby and SC United Soccer.