National Athletic Training Month is held every March to spread awareness about the important work of athletic trainers. Athletic Trainers are specialized in the prevention, assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses. Athletic trainers are compassionate, multi-skilled healthcare professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide the best emergency, clinical and therapeutic intervention for athletes, sports enthusiasts, or any person looking to optimize activity and participation.
Over the past few years, Valor Health has been dedicated to partenring with the community. The healthcare organization has worked closely with the Emmett High School providing athletic training coverage at many home athletic events. In Fall of 2018, Valor Health increased the outreach of this service by hiring a full-time Athletic Trainer, Matt March, to provide many of theses services on the field and in the clinic. His role in the clinic includes obtaining patient histories, administering injections, wound care, splinting, and brace fitting.
A little about Matthew T. March III, Athletic Trainer, Valor Health Orthopedics & Sports Medicine
Matt was born and raised in Eagle, Idaho. He attended Eagle High School where he played football and wrestled. His interest in Sports Medicine grew after he took a class his sophomore year of high school. After graduation in 2013, he attended Boise State University, and had the privilege to work with the Boise State Broncos football team and the Idaho Steelheads hockey team. He obtained a master’s degree at East Stroudsburg University in Philadelphia and during his time in Philadelphia worked alongside the Division 2 football team as an assistant Athletic Trainer. Upon graduation from ESU, he moved back to Idaho to be closer to friends and family.
You can find Matt at most Emmett High School sporting events. If you see him, say hi!
“I’m so glad to be a part of the Emmett Community and the Valor Health Team – Go Huskies!” Matt March