Athletic Trainer at DD
Hello Athletes, Parents, Teachers, Staff, and Fans of the Scots!
My name is Brent Marshall. I am the Certified Athletic Trainer who works with the athletes of David Douglas High School. I am contracted to work at DDHS through the University of Western States (UWS), a multidisciplinary health and science university located in Portland, Oregon since 1904. UWS specializes in Doctor of Chiropractic and other health-science related education and research. UWS’s sports medicine program provides care and outreach to various high schools and events within the Portland area. We also collaborate with the David Douglas School Based Health Clinic, as well as other local Physicians and other local medical providers.
What We Do:
“It’s not that we want to see you get injured, we just want to help if you do.”
Our role as sports medicine medical professionals is to be the first line of evaluation, treatment, and management of athletic-related injuries and conditions for the student-athletes at David Douglas. Many of these can be managed and treated by the on-site sports medicine team without additional referrals to other medical providers. Further, we are capable of being the first-responder to more serious, urgent, and emergent medical issues for the student-athletes of DDHS. If an injury or condition occurs that requires more care than what can be provided on-site, the Athletic Trainer and team has a network for providing the best care for the injured or ill student-athlete, and we have detailed plans and procedures in place to deal with emergency and urgent injuries and conditions.
Who We Are:
The on-site sports medicine team at DDHS is made up primarily of an Athletic Trainer (AT) and/or Doctors of Chiropractic (DCs) from the University of Western States. Some games also have an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) available or a local Physician on site. Students from the UWS Master’s in Sports Medicine program are also on site and able to observe and help provide care under the direct supervision of licensed medical professionals to gain valuable hands-on experience.
A Little About Myself:
I grew up in Spokane, Washington where I earned my Bachelors of Arts degree in Kinesiology at Whitworth University in 2012 and I spent two years in Ogden, Utah where I completed my Master’s of Science degree in Athletic Training at Weber State University (Go Wildcats!). I became a Certified Athletic Trainer in May 2014, and have been the Athletic Trainer at David Douglas since the Fall of 2014. I have worked with athletes at all levels of sport including high school, junior college, NAIA, NCAA Divisions 1 and 3, as well as working with semi-professional and professional athletes.
I look forward to getting to know many of you during your season! Go Scots!
Yours in health,
-Brent Marshall, MS, ATC, CES, Athletic Trainer, DDHS