About the Sports Medicine Center at Children’s Colorado

Our Sports Medicine Center leads the region in state-of-the-art treatment for develop- ing athletes. From maximizing diet to changing the game in concussion research, our fully integrated team of physicians, athletic trainers, physical therapists, dietitians and specialists delivers a comprehensive care experience geared exclusively to growing bodies. And it’s all backed by one of the top 10 pediatric hospitals in the U.S.

What does having Certified Athletic Trainers mean for you as a student athlete?

Certified Athletic Trainers (ATs) are healthcare providers specially trained in injury and illness prevention, clinical evaluation and diagnosis, immediate and emergency care, and treatment and rehabilitation of injuries and illnesses in athletes. An AT
has a bachelor’s or master’s degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program. In addition, ATs must pass a comprehensive board certification test and meet continuing education requirements to maintain certification. ATs work under the direction of physicians.

• Free injury assessments and recommendations for follow-up care

• Injury management, education and prevention

• Functional rehabilitation

Meet your Certified Athletic Trainer

Amber Craft, MS, ATC Lotus School for Excellence Athletic Trainer

Amber previously worked as the head athletic trainer at Gold Crown foundation
for three years. Now she is excited to split her time between the orthopedic clinics and as the head athletic trainer at Lotus School for Excellence. Amber received her Bachelors of Science from the University of New Hampshire in athletic training. While in New Hampshire, she gained experience working in multiple athletic
training settings such as collegiate, high school, and a rehabilitation clinic. She
then continued on to receive her Master of Science from Ball State University in Biomechanics. While in graduate school, she continuing to work as a high school athletic trainer and conducted biomechanical research, analyzing different athletic movements. Outside of work, Amber enjoys hiking, camping, and playing football and she is an avid snowboarder in the winter.