Athletic Trainers

  • Mark Robson
    Mr. Robson has served as Grant Community High School’s athletic trainer for the past 16 years. He is certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), and is licensed in the State of Illinois. Currently, he holds memberships with the Great Lakes Athletic Trainers’ Association (GLATA) and the Illinois Athletic Trainers’ Association (IATA). Mark received his BS degree in athletic training from Western Illinois University in 1985. Mark and his wife Claire have two children, 22 year old daughter Elyse, and 20 year old son Kyle.

    Caitlin Phillips
    Ms. Phillips works for Athletico Physical Therapy and is in her second year here at Grant Community High School. She is certified by the National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA), and is licensed in the State of Illinois. Caitlin received her BS degree in athletic training from Aurora University.

    Our goal as a staff is to provide the best possible health care to our injured student athletes. We focus on educating, and using the latest treatment, prevention and rehabilitation techniques. We strive to return the injured athlete back to participation in the shortest, but safest time frame while placing importance on their overall health and safety.

    What is an Athletic Trainer?
    Athletic trainers are licensed health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize patient activity and participation in athletics. The practice of athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, treatment, and rehabilitation of musculoskeletal conditions and certain medical conditions in order to minimize impairments, and functional limitations . The profession of athletic training is recognized by The American Medical Association. The most common athletic training work settings include high schools, colleges, universities, professional sports teams, hospitals, rehabilitation clinics, and physician's offices.