AT Profile: Caty Halpin, MS, LAT, ATC

Get to know one of our Athletic Trainers and Sports Medicine Coordinator, Caty Halpin at PTSMC Westbrook! Caty is the Athletic Trainer for Westbrook High School. If she could travel anywhere in the world, where would she go? If she could have any super power, what would it be? Most importantly, what made her want to be an Athletic Trainer and what is the most interesting part of it? Read Caty’s answers to these questions and more in our first AT Profile to celebrate National Athletic Training Month!

What made you want to be an AT?

I was drawn to the concept of working in healthcare and specifically with the athletic population.

What part of Athletic Training is most interesting to you and why?

Athletic training is unique because there are so many facets – from treatment, rehab and emergency care to sports psychology and nutrition, to education and brace fabrication, you’re always on your toes. I’ve loved working at the secondary school level, watching athletes grow and overcome challenges and injuries, and go on to become successful young adults.

What’s your favorite thing you did this summer?

Got married! Due to the pandemic we changed our original plans and had a small ceremony. We had the most beautiful and memorable day!

If you could travel to anywhere in the world, where would it be?

I’d love to do a culinary tour around the Europe! My tropical dream trip is French Polynesia.

What super power would you want to have?

X-Ray vision would make my job as an Athletic Trainer a lot easier!

What is your favorite book and why?

Anything from Elin Hilderbrand. It’s so easy to dive into her books and get lost in them for hours.

Is a hotdog a sandwich? Discuss.

This is a big debate in the Westbrook clinic! My opinion: No! A hotdog is a hotdog, it’s the meat inside the bun. The bun is just a vessel to eat it – the bread around it doesn’t make it a “sandwich”.

Learn more about Caty here!