Athletic Training Room Supplies
On this page, you will find a list of athletic training supplies to help you keep your training room supplied with the kit you need. As an athletic therapist, you will be responsible for keeping the athletes or physically active individuals under your supervision in healthy condition and, in the event that they do become injured, your goal will be to have them return to the field as soon as possible. Whether you practice in a college, hospital or community facility setting, you will want to be sure that the athletic training kit and supplies you buy from us to fill your list are of top quality.
Dunbar Medical has been in the business of providing athletic training room supplies for more than 25 years. Our list of athletic training supplies brands includes prestigious brands like Mueller Sports Medicine, McDavid and Cramer Sports Medicine. We also distribute quality orthopedic braces made by respected companies such as Bio Skin and LP Support. When it comes to athletic tape and bandages, we can offer products from Andover, DynaPro Health and Renfrew Athletics. Our Kinesiology tape comes from Kinesio, Mueller Sports medicine and DynaPro Health. We are the official suppliers of athletic training room supplies for professional sports teams (including Canada’s premier professional LaCrosse team) and many leading school and college teams across Canada. With this experience, we are confident that we can provide everything you have on your list of athletic training kit supplies.
Filling Your Athletic Training Supplies list
You may be looking for supplies of high tensile strength athletic tape with constant tension unwind and strong adhesive for your training room. Alternatively, you may be in search of kinesiology tape supplies for your athletic training kit. We can provide the ideal product that your patients can wear comfortably for 4-5 days and even though showers. Whatever you need, we are confident that you will find the perfect choice among the products we are presenting below.
Suggested Items On Your Athletic Training Supplies List
We suggest the following items as a starting point for your shopping list of athletic training supplies:
- Athletic Tape;
- Pre Wrap;
- Scissors or (preferably) a tape cutter;
- Fabric bandages;
- Medical Examination Gloves;
- Antibiotic Ointment;
- Gauze pads or sponges;
- Alcohol Wipes;
- Hand Sanitizer;
- Medical Masks;
- Tape adherent spray;
- Shrink Wrap;
- Ice bags;
- Nose plugs;
- Hydrogen Peroxide;
- CPR Mask with 1 way valve.
You may need to include additional items in your list of athletic training kit supplies, depending on the type of athletes for which you are responsible.
However, before you start to compile your list of athletic training supplies, we would like to provide some advice as you set up your training room.
What Are The Supplies Or Equipment Every Athletic Training Room Should Have?
In drawing up the list of athletic training equipment and supplies you will need, we suggest that you give priority to the following pieces of equipment:
- A taping station, whether this is an individual taping seat or a multiple seat taping station;
- An electrically powered therapy table, preferably with the capacity to comfortably raise or lower your patients to the appropriate level;
- Whirlpool tables that provide easy access for your patients to recovery and rehabilitation help when they need it;
- A basic treatment table made of wood or aluminium;
- Modality carts to help you keep your athletic training kit and supplies ready to hand wherever you may be;
- Rolling stools to allow you to sit comfortably while conducting an extended patient examination;
- Athletic trainer kits to carry your supplies with you to the training field or other locations.
Athletic Training Room Supplies - Recommended Product Categories
Taping, Wrapping & Padding85 ProductsThe use of taping, wrapping & padding is fundamental to the practice of sports medicine as well as to many other areas in which health care practitioners operate. Traditional athletic tapes can be classified as falling into one of three categories - non-elastic, elastic and cast. Both elastic and non elastic tapes are equipped with adhesive backings that are intended to adhere directly to the skin or to other materials. Tapes will generally be used to provide support and reduce the range of motion of the injured joint. They can also be used to secure wraps, pads or dressings. The athletic tapes on this website do not generally include cast tapes. Unlike traditional athletic tapes, kinesiology tapes are designed to allow a full and normal range of motion of joints and tissues. They actually depend for their effectiveness on the patient being able to perform his or her regular everyday activities. Next in the taping, wrapping & padding section, wraps can be divided into three categories - elastic, self adherent and cloth. They can be used to provide compression and support, to reduce range of motion or to secure pads or dressings. Woven elastic wraps (a.k.a. tensor bandages) provide adjustable compression and also adapt to specific body contours by providing multi-directional compression. Pads protect athletes from injury, or from additional injury, during training or competition. They can be classified as being made from either soft, low density materials or from hard, high density materials.
Massage Creams & Ointments4 ProductsCreams & ointments meet many needs in a typical physiotherapy, massage therapy, chiropractic or other clinical practice involving manual therapy. The ideal massage cream needs to provide the glide property of an oil in order to give the therapist the freedom to apply deeper modalities when this is the appropriate choice. This would be important, for example, for a massage therapist performing longitudinal gliding therapy on a patient. At other times, the cream or ointment needs to possess the frictional property of a lotion. An example of this would be the application of transverse friction to tendon or ligament injuries in order to break down thickened scar tissue that may be causing pain to the patient. The selection of creams & ointments in this section will provide various choices as to the mix between glide and friction. The optimal choice will depend on the mix of techniques you prefer to apply in your practice.
Exercise Rehabilitation134 ProductsIn recent years, exercise rehabilitation has gained increasing attention as a way to restore physical function and improve quality of life for patients suffering from a broad variety of injuries. The goals of this form of therapy can range from alleviating muscle weakness and dysfunction to reducing the risk of unfavorable cardiovascular outcomes. In addition to these physical benefits, exercise rehabilitation can be of significant benefit where mental function, quality of sleep, stress levels and even the overall psychological outlook are concerned. Exercise rehabilitation can be particularly beneficial in treating:
- Chronic injuries such as long term back or knee pain.
- Injuries that are not responding to manual treatment, possibly due to muscle weakness or poor posture.
Analgesics13 ProductsPain relief from analgesics will be valuable to patients after undergoing intense sessions of manual therapy. The key benefit will be the ability of the patient to undergo more frequent sessions and to gain additional therapeutic benefits. However, analgesics will also be of benefit to patients who are experiencing delayed onset muscle soreness after exercise or intense physical activity.Patients experiencing repetitive stress injuries such as tennis elbow or lower back pain will also appreciate the pain relief these products provide. There are also several medical conditions like arthritis that result in chronic pain. Patients suffering from these ailments will derive considerable quality of life improvements from the pain relief offered by the products in this section. Analgesics that are plant based and for topical use only also present less health risks than other over the counter medications. This applies to most of the products in this section.
Medical Examination Gloves6 ProductsMedical Examination Gloves are important supplies for your clinic in helping to protect both your staff and your patients from communicable illnesses. To help you make your selection in this section, we have included some pointers below:
- Which material should I choose? - Latex, nitrile & vinyl are the most popular choices. However, they each have strengths and drawbacks of which you should be aware. Latex gloves offer good barrier protection and are also close fitting and flexible. However, the prevalence of latex allergies has seen a decrease in the popularity of this material in recent years. Nitrile, a synthetic rubber like material, has become increasingly popular as it offers almost the same strength and flexibility as latex without the allergic risks. Vinyl is an economic choice but offers less sensitivity and protection than either latex or nitrile.
- How thick should the gloves be? Gloves that are 3-4 thousandths of an inch thick are adequate for most medical and dental situations. Thicker gloves provide better protection, but at the cost of sensitivity and dexterity.
- How important is it to choose powdered medical examination gloves? Traditionally, powdered gloves were easier to put on. However, modern designs include a feature known as chlorination that facilitates putting the gloves on without need for powdering. There is little or no need for powdered gloves these days.
First Aid13 ProductsFirst Aid is given to any person struck with a sudden illness or injury. The intention is to preserve life, prevent the condition from worsening or to promote recovery The proper application of first aid often requires relevant training. Consequently, you should ensure that the staff at your clinic possess the training they will need to use the supplies in this section. When selecting supplies in this section, it is probably true to say that you should always select items that you will need to treat minor cuts, punctures, burns and other common injuries. You may also want to consider acquiring some of the pre-assembled first aid kits that are available. You can make these available to your patients or customers as useful accessories for home use. They are also useful to individuals who frequently go off on camping, hunting or other outdoor expeditions. In these circumstances, minor accidents are likely to occur and emergency aid will be essential. Additionally, these individuals may not be close to comprehensive healthcare facilities should an emergency occur. In these situations, the availability of first aid supplies is all the more important.
Dressings & Bandages15 ProductsWe can offer you a wide collection of dressings & bandages to help you care for your patients' wounds and other similar injuries. When selecting dressing and bandage supplies, we suggest that you bear the following questions in mind as they relate to the types of patients you generally encounter at your practice:
- Are the wounds you treat normally wet or dry? If many of the wounds tend to be try, you should consider having a selection of dressings on hand that will donate moisture. One example of these is a hydrogel dressing. On the other hand, if many of the wounds are moist or exudative, you will need a good supply of dressings & bandages that will absorb the excess moisture.
- Are many of the wounds you encounter infected? If so, you will need a supply of dressings & bandages that contain anti infection agents like silver or iodine. However, bear in mind that these dressings vary greatly in their absorptive abilities. Consequently, you will need to consider the answer to the first question above together with the response to this one.
- Is odor an issue with many of the wounds you treat? This may be the case, for example, with wounds that are the result of conditions like cancer or pressure ulcers. In this case, a charcoal dressing will help by absorbing the malodorous gases emanating from the bacteria.
Athletic Trainer Kits18 ProductsAs an athletic trainer, choosing from our athletic trainer kits is one of the most important decisions you will make. The correct athletic trainer kit will enable you to do your job efficiently and correctly, as you will have all your supplies ready to hand when you need them. Some of the questions you will need to ask yourself before making this decision are:
- How important to you is portability vs. ease of access? These two design objectives are often at conflict with each other. If you are on the move a lot, you may prefer an athletic trainer kit that you can easily carry around e.g. one with straps, handles or wheels. However, if you will not be moving from place, it will be more important for you to easily find what you need at any given moment. Your choice will likely sacrifice wheels, straps, etc. for ease of access.
- How many people will you be responsible for looking after? The larger this number, the greater the size of kit that will be ideal for you.
- What working conditions will you encounter most frequently? If you will frequently encounter ice, snow, mud or other adverse conditions, you should choose from one of the athletic trainer kits designed with durability in mind. Your kit will be a relatively expensive investment. You will want to have as many years of service from it as possible before having to replace it.