The athletic trainers primarily focus on the prevention, recognition, evaluation, treatment, rehabilitation, and appropriate referral of injuries.
Injuries of an athletic nature, occurring during a school-sponsored activity (on or off campus), must be reported to the athletic training staff as soon as possible. Decisions regarding follow-up care, ongoing athletic training, and/or orthopedic consultation are at the discretion of the athletic training staff, in consultation with our team physician when indicated or necessary. In addition, the athletic training staff will make the determination regarding a student’s return to play and participation in daily athletics. Any student who is seen or evaluated by a doctor for an injury MUST provide medical documentation from the treating physician stating that he is medically cleared prior to returning to sports.
Certified athletic trainer may return a student-athlete to competition, after a full assessment has been completed. Generally, a student-athlete must exhibit full range of motion, full strength, be relatively pain-free and be able to meet the functional demands of sport to return to activity.