What exactly is an Athletic trainer? The name can be a little deceiving. When the profession of Athletic training or physiotherapist and athletic therapist as some countries refer to it as, was founded in the early 20th century, the intention was to provide medical services to athletes. However in actuality, athletic trainers provide medical services to all types of people in various settings. Although the word training is in our title, we have different certifications, education, and responsibilities compared to a personal or fitness trainer. Let me take a few moments to not only answer that but specifically answer what we as athletic trainers do here at Foundry Orthopedics and Sports Medicine.