LaToya Franklin is the Athletic Trainer Coordinator at Team Rehab’s Atlanta- West End. She has been a board-certified athletic trainer since 2007 and is a member of the National Athletic Trainer Association. LaToya is an ImPact Trained AT, Certified Kinesio Tape Practitioner, Certified Ergonomics Assessment Specialist, NASM Performance Enhancement Specialist, and NASM Corrective Exercise Specialist. She was selected as Springfield College’s 2020 Young Alumna Award recipient and Springfield College’s 2023 Charles J Redmond Distinguished Alumnus Award recipient. Both awards acknowledging LaToya’s work with the Atlanta Public Schools sports medicine program.
LaToya was a 2007 graduate of Springfield College’s Athletic Training Program and continued her education at Auburn University as a Kenny Howard Fellow. At Auburn, LaToya earned a master’s degree in exercise science with athletic training specialization. From 2009 to 2010 LaToya served as the associate director of sports medicine for Tuskegee University. From 2010 to 2015 LaToya served as a clinical/outreach athletic trainer for St. Francis Orthopaedic Institute in Columbus, GA. It wasn’t until 2015 that LaToya found her niche in the world of athletic training. While serving Atlanta Public Schools, LaToya quickly learned about the inequities that existed within the secondary school setting across the area. From 2015 to 2022, LaToya advocated for equity in sports med care through community engagement and education. LaToya served on the Healthcare Advisory Board for Booker T Washington High School and secured $25000 in funding from the Get Game Ready grant. LaToya also supported a neighboring school district with a petition through Color of Change which advocated for AT services for their student-athletes.