Bare Essentials of Owner

Trish Bare Grounds


Trish Bare Grounds is the Owner of Bare Essentials Sports Medicine. She is a Licensed & Certified Athletic Trainer, Certified Functional Movement & Balance Specialist, Certified IASTM Specialist, Certified Sport Nutritionist, Certified Concussion Management Specialist, Performance Manager & Keynote Speaker.


BOC Nationally Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)

Licensed Athletic Trainer by the following state licensing boards:

  • State of Florida Allied Health Professionals
  • Medical Board of the State of Pennsylvania

  • Athletic Trainer Licenses for the states of:Colorado, Maryland, Nevada, North Carolina & Virginia

Concussion Management Specialist​ 

       (Sports Medicine Concepts)

Certified Sport ​Nutritionist & Certified Plant-Based Nutritionist

     (T. Colin Campbell Center for Nutrition Studies at eCornell)

FMT Certified 

  • Functional Movement Specialist

  • Rocktape Kinesiology Taping, Advanced

  • Rocktape Kinesiology Taping-Pediatric Populations

  • RockPods & RockFloss Certified

  • IASTM  Tools Certified, Advanced

Keynote Speaker

Published Author "Bare Essentials Guide for Martial Arts Injury Care and Prevention", 2 Editions, 1 DVD

  • The prestigious National Athletic Trainer's Association Service Award (2007)

  • Athletic Trainer of the Year - The National Cheerleader's Association & National Dance Alliance ® every year for 15 years (1997-2012) 

  • Medical Committee Chairman & Medical Coordinator since 1994 for the USTU & USA Taekwondo

  • Medical Coordinator for the National Collegiate Taekwondo Association for 12 years

  • USA Taekwondo National Teams Head Athletic Trainer for 15 years

  • Medical Director since 2006 for AAU Taekwondo National Events


Lives in North Carolina with her mother, Eileen, her child Orion, their rescue dogs Balto & Daisy, and rescue kitty Ivy. Trish is a seasoned Equestrian rider/competitor as well as classical dancer and gymnast, who now enjoys mountain bikes, hiking, anything outdoors & roller sports.

Countries Traveled To/Work In:

  • Argentina

  • Aruba

  • Australia

  • Bahamas

  • Belgium

  • Brazil

  • Canada

  • Cayman Islands

  • Chile

  • China

  • Columbia

  • Costa Rica

  • Croatia

  • Crete

  • Cuba

  • Denmark

  • Dominican Republic

  • Ecuador

  • Egypt

  • England

  • Estonia

  • Finland

  • France

  • Germany

  • Greece

  • Hong Kong

  • Hungary

  • Iceland

  • India

  • Ireland

  • Italy

  • Ivory Coast

  • Japan

  • Mexico

  • Monaco

  • Morocco

  • Netherlands

  • Nicaragua

  • Norway

  • Pakistan

  • Panama

  • Peru

  • Portugal

  • Puerto Rico

  • Scotland

  • Singapore

  • Spain

  • Sweden

  • Switzerland

  • Taiwan

  • Thailand

  • Turkey

  • Virgin Islands


Doctoral Research (Doctorate/PhD)

Sports Medicine and Athletic Training

University of Florida

Doctoral Dissertation in Sports Medicine/Athletic Training on “The Biomechanics Analysis of Forces from Kicks to the Head in the Sport of Taekwondo and the Head Injuries Sustained”

GA Assistantship : Para-Sports, Hippotherapy &

UF Retired Coaches Wellness Program

Master of Science in Education

Secondary Science Education 

University of Florida

Minors: Adapted PE and Rehab Science

Master of Science in Education

Sports Medicine/Athletic Training

University of Miami

Minor: Nutrition & Sports Psychology

Bachelor of Arts

Psychology/Pre-Med Biology

Minors: Athletic Training and Theatre Production


Trish has worked with numerous high level sports including:

  • Division I Sports at the University of Miami ® Football, Cross Country & Track/Field

  • The first training site for the inaugural season of  Major League Soccer ®, being the sole ATC covering 9 teams while maintaining the position of Head Athletic Trainer for 10 Varsity Sports at Lynn University (NAIA/NCAA DivII), as well as Cheer & Dance Coach & Professor

  • Post-season training site for the Miami Heat ® and Cleveland Cavaliers® at Lynn University

  • Florida Atlantic University, Women's Sports & Baseball 

  • Numerous Olympic sports from taekwondo and judo to gymnastics, rhythmic gymnastics, trampoline, bmx racing, bmx, skb, fencing, handball, equestrian and weightlifting

  • Florida Renegades Semi-Pro Football later became part of World Football League

  • West Palm Beach Tropics, Senior Professional Baseball League, Winter Baseball League, Florida, for older Professional Baseball Players/Icons in the last years of MLB

  • World Freedom Baseball Team, Italy

  • Teams USA Soccer European Cups Tour, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden

  • PGA & LPGA, MLS, MLB, NBA & NFL, MMA athletes.

  • Paralympic and Disabled Sports athletes, including UF Wheelchair Basketball Team, Para-Taekwondo, Wheelchair Tennis, Roadracing, Blind Archery & Deaf Sports.

  • USTU that later became USA Taekwondo, Medical Coordinator for Regional, State & National Events 

  • Travel with USA Taekwondo & Taekwondo Canada National Teams for international events such as World Cup, World Championships & Pan Am Championships

  • AAU Taekwondo National Events & Team Travel Medical Coordinator

  • Pro BMX & SKB Events/Action Sports

    • Vans BMX Pro Cup Series (international pro)

    • Vans Rebel Jam (international pro)

    • Vans Street Invitational (pro)

    • Vans BMX Invitational at ECSC (pro)

    • Vans Park Series (international)

    • Vans US Open of Surfing Huntington Beach, CA

    • Fise World Cup Series (international)

    • UCI Urban World Championships (International)

    • Dew Tour​/Winter Dew Tour (pro)

    • Monster Recon Tour Pro/Am Series

    • Trans Jam Pro/Am Series

    • Gatorade Free Flow Tour Series (amateur)

    • Redbull Stomping Grounds (pro)

    • Redbull Urban Rhythm (pro)

    • BMX Worlds/BMX Masters, BMX Cologne, Germany (Pro-Am)

    • Nass Sport & Music Festival, England (Pro-Am)

    • Extreme Thing Music & Pro Dirt BMX, Las Vegas 

    • Toronto Jam/Not-So-Metro Jam, Canada (pro)

    • DK Dirt Ohio (pro)

    • Gravity Games (pro)

    • King of the Animal House (pro)

    • JoMo Pro Pro/Am

    • The Kitchen Pro/Am

    • USA Cycling BMX Freestyle Nationals

    • BMX Freestyle Pan American Championships

    • UCI C1 BMX Park Event at Cary Action Sports

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  • Archery (Paralympic & Olympic)

  • Badminton (Olympic)

  • Baseball (T-ball, Middle School, High School, Collegiate & Professional)

  • Basketball (Amateur, High School, Collegiate & Professional)

  • BMX (Amateur, Olympic & Professional: Bowl, Dirt, Flatland, Mega Ramp/Big Air, Miniramp, Park, Street, Superpark & Vert, Supercross Racing)

  • Boxing (Amateur Events & Professional Athletes)

  • Cheerleading/Mascots/Majorettes (All Star, Mini's/Pee Wee's, Jr/Sr High School & Collegiate)

  • Cycling (Amateur, Olympic & Professional)

  • Dance (Pre-adolescent through Collegiate: Ballet, Ballroom, Funk, HIp-Hop,Jazz, Kick, Lyrical, Pointe, Pom, Step & Tap)

  • Diving (High School, Collegiate & Olympic)

  • Equestrian (Amateur, Olympic & Professional: Western Show, Trail, Jump, Steeple Chase & English Dressage)

  • Fencing (Olympic)

  • Field Hockey (Collegiate)

  • Figure Skating (Olympic)

  • Football (Pop Warner, Middle & High School, Collegiate Div I, II & III, Semi-Pro & Professional)

  • Freestyle Motocross (Amateur & Professional)

  • Golf (Amateur, Collegiate & Pro (PGA/LPGA Athletes)

  • Gymnastics/Rhythmic Gymnastics (Amateur, Collegiate & Olympic)

  • Handball (Olympic)

  • Ice Hockey (Collegiate)

  • Judo (Olympic)

  • LaCrosse (High School, Club & College)

  • MMA/Kickboxing (Amateur & Professional athletes)

  • Motocross Racing (Amateur (Preschool to Adult) & Pro)

  • Rugby (Collegiate)

  • Sailing (Olympic)

  • Shooting (Olympic)

  • Skateboard (Amateur, Olympic & Professional: bowl,megaramp/Big Air, park, street & vert)

  • Skiing (Amateur, Olympic & Pro: Downhill, Cross Country, Freestyle, Pipe, Rail & Slope, Paralympic/Blind Cross Country, Moguls)

  • Snowboarding (Amateur, Olympic & Professional: Pipe, Rail & Slope)

  • Soccer (Youth, Club, High School, Collegiate & Pro)

  • Softball (Amateur, High School & Collegiate)

  • Swimming (Amateur, High School, Collegiate & Olympic)

  • Surfing (Amateur & Professional)

  • Taekwondo/Martial Arts (Amateur & Olympic: Preschool through Senior Adults; TKD Poomse, Boardbreaking, Point Sparring, Karate, Judo, Olympic Style TKD Sparring, Demo Teams & Weapons)

  • Tennis (High School, Collegiate & Professional)

  • Track & Field/Cross Country (High School, Collegiate, Paralympic & Olympic)

  • Volleyball (High School, Collegiate & Olympic)

  • Wakeboard & Water Skiing (Amateur, Olympic & Professional)

  • Weightlifting (Middle School, High School, Collegiate, Amateur & Olympic)

  • Wheelchair Basketball (Amateur, Collegiate & Pro)

  • Wheelchair Tennis (Amateur, Paralympic & Professional)

  • Wrestling (High School, Collegiate & Olympic)