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Athletic Trainer: Payton Haynes ATC

Payton Haynes, a native of Atlanta, has been serving patients at Orthopedic + Fracture Specialists for the last six years as a Physician Extender and Athletic Trainer, primarily assisting Dr. Brad Butler with clinical visits as well as surgical procedures. Payton actively engages in outreach athletic training with several local programs, including the Beaverton High School and University of Portland Men's Lacrosse teams as well as The Rose City Rollers Women's Roller Derby teams.

Coming from a long background and love for all things sports, Athletic Training was the natural career choice for Payton. Therefore, he attended North Georgia University where he earned his Bachelors in Athletic Training in '04, and while pursuing his MBA at Mercer University in '07, he was a graduate athletic trainer for the Men's Soccer team. Payton completed his residency and fellowship at Emory University Orthopedics and Sports Medicine in '08, during which he had the opportunity to provide athletic training services to the US Soccer Federation's International Soccer Tournaments for the U-18 and U-20 men's soccer teams in France and Mexico.

Tigard, Oregon is now home to Payton and his wife, Erin, along with their dog, Gizmo. He enjoys recreational sports such as snowboarding, boxing, rock climbing, softball, hiking, and backpacking.

What do you find most rewarding about being a trainer?

Coming from an athletic background, I can relate well with elite athletes and athletic programs. I enjoy the overall camaraderie and competitive spirit inherent with these programs as well as the people involved in them, but it also allows me to educate and provide service to those who need it, when they need it most.

What services will you be providing for Crossfire United players?

I will provide evaluation and treatment of musculoskeletal and concussion related injuries, as well as exercise and rehabilitation programs during weekly practices. Additionally, I will lead the teams in pre- and post-practice/game stretching, dynamic warm-ups, and cool-downs and provide select game coverage for local and out-of state games.

What are some goals you hope to achieve with the players this year?

Our Medical Team, consisting of Dr. Brad Butler -orthopedist, Kory Bell - physical therapist, and myself - athletic trainer, strives to provide a high level of medical support for ECNL and implement various medical services designed to help strengthen our athletes, thereby decreasing their risk of and increasing their rate-of-return from injuries. Additionally, we hope to educate our athletes, parents, and coaches on musculoskeletal and concussion related injuries, including recognition, evaluation and treatment, guidelines for rehabilitation and return-to-play, and prevention. My personal goal is to build a strong rapport with the athletes, parents, and coaches of ECNL and provide them with the best care.