For seemingly obvious reasons I thought what word could I play on that people relate to the profession of athletic training. For many, athletic trainers have always been the experts for taping ankles, though as professionals we know our skills run the gamut. Since traveling on this allied health journey, I always seemingly return to my original passion of being a resource to educating individuals on best practices in regards to their health, wellness and preventative tools in their active lives. It took a minute to figure out the acronym break down for T.A.P.E, but soon Taking Action with Preventative Education was born.
Hello and welcome to TAPE: Taking Action with Preventative Education . My name is Dr. Ajaya Williams and I am a recent graduate from Teachers College doctoral health education program as well as a certified athletic trainer currently working for Columbia University for the past 1o years with athletics. I decided to start this blog to share my journey as a female athletic trainer in NYC, while promoting my passion for educating about health, wellness and injury prevention. My goal is to create a platform to help me overcome my insecurities, set aside my self-awareness and connect with my viewers…… which is you. So thank you for allowing me to indulge in your time.