treatments, and afterwards, go to lunch.
In the afternoon, we prepare for a second session.
This may be more court work, yoga or weightlifting
depending on the day and the athlete’s needs. We
end the day with lots of recovery and individualized
treatment plans. At some point, we normally have a
staff meeting, so there is always time to strategize
with our team.
Q What do you like about your position?
A I like working with elite level athletes and having the responsibility of being an influencer to this
unique group. I also like having a leadership role that
goes beyond a typical Athletic Trainer position. I’m
lucky to feel fulfilled and challenged in my role and
have the ability to provide selfless service that goes
beyond just a sport.
Q What do you dislike about your position?
A Like any athletic training position, time management can be challenging. It can be
hard to find time for yourself outside of work.
Q What advice do you have about your practice setting for a young AT looking at
A My advice would be to gain as much experience as you can! We all have so much to learn, and
I still feel overwhelmed at times when I come across
things I’d like to know more about. It can be tough
to fit it all in.
I would also say to appreciate other disciplines and
rely on their insight as well. The best service you can
provide to your athletes and staff is a comprehensive
approach to sports medicine and performance along
This article was originally published on the BOC blog August 5, 2016. Since then, Wosmek accepted a new
position as an Athletic Trainer for the Sports Academy in January 2017. Learn more below about her new
What is Jill Wosmek up to now?
In January 2017, I accepted a new position as Athletic Trainer for Sports Academy. With this new role, I am
challenged by being involved in a start-up that is focusing on integrated sports medicine. We are unique
in all the services we have under one roof from orthopedic surgeons, chiropractors, holistic care and pain
management, physical therapists, biomechanists, sport nutritionist, sport psychologist, performance specialists
and Athletic Trainers.
For me specifically at Sports Academy, I am an Athletic Trainer with a primary focus on our elite cliental. We
have quite a few professional athletes in the Los Angeles area that seek out care with us. This may range from
athletes training for pre-NFL draft to those who are looking to complement the care from their professional
team in the area.
As an Athletic Trainer, I have prioritized my manual therapy skills as well as corrective exercise. I strive to be a
successful troubleshooter. Most athletes have a complicated past, so it is vital to have a professional that can
assess the big picture and continue to refocus the lens when needed. Learn more about the Sports Academy
by visiting their website.