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Athletic Trainer Spotlight


Kym Mathis

Lead Certified Athletic Trainer

Fort Bragg, NC |  108 ADA Brigade

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What is something you’ve learned during your time working in the H2F Program?

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How to collaborate with multiple other health experts to provide the Soldiers with the most optimal holistic care.  

What do you love most about your role with H2F?

I enjoy teaching Soldiers that they don’t have to push through their pain. A lot of injuries can be prevented or improved with care.

What does your typical workday look like?

Each workday looks a little different throughout the week as my fellow Athletic Trainers and I rotate job responsibilities. My mornings rotate between leading pool physical training, providing medical coverage during physical readiness training, or helping to cover sick calls at the aid station. In the afternoons I am providing treatment, do paperwork, go to meetings, or help with medical coverage for airborne operations.

In your Athletic Training career, what challenges have you had to overcome and how did you accomplish this?

I’ve had to overcome the challenge of overworking myself due to the multiple demands of a previous athletic training position. Time management was crucial in overcoming that challenge. It also helped that I moved to another job. 

What is one thing you’d tell your younger self if you had the opportunity?

Everything happens for a reason, the work that you are putting in right now will make sense over time.

Who has provided the biggest inspiration/motivation in your life?

Aside from God, support and encouragement from friends and family have been so beneficial.

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