Moses Brown Sports Medicine
Moses Brown Athletic Training has a Certified Athletic Trainer and is recognized by the National Athletic Trainer’s Association and is licensed by the State of Rhode Island Department of Health. The athletic trainer will work in collaboration with the school nurse and a team of physicians to keep athletes safe. The primary objective is to establish an athletic health care program where communication among athletes, parents, coaches, and treating physicians is clear and directed towards the best interest of the athletes.
What is a Certified Athletic Trainer (ATC)?:
Skilled health care professionals who specialize in treatment of athletic related injuries. AT’s can be found in secondary schools, colleges, universities, sports medicine clinics, professional sports programs, and other athletic health care settings. Athletic Trainers have worked in the frontlines during the Covid-19 pandemic providing remote as well as hands on care to individuals in many healthcare settings. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA), and the Department Health and Human Services(HHS) as an allied health care professional.
Athletic Trainer: Joyce Champlin Freeman MEd,ATC,LAT,CSCS,GT-C
Services include and are not limited to the following:
- Injury/illness prevention
- Clinical diagnosis and assessment
- Immediate emergency care
- Treatment and rehabilitating
- Reconditioning and conditioning
- Education of health and injury care
- Graston provider
Reporting Injury and Evaluation
The student athlete is responsible to report all injuries as soon as possible to the Athletic Trainer. Immediate care and treatment is critical for a safe return to all sports. In order to communicate with the Athletic Trainer, student athletes, coaches and parents can email or call. They can also set up a time to meet and discuss the athlete’s injury and any necessary recommendations.
Treatment & Rehabilitation
The student athletes are recommended to follow all directions of the Athletic Trainer for best rehabilitation results. If they fail to comply this could delay healing and returning to sport in the best possible time. The student athletes can report to the ATC during the day if they have a free period.
Moses Brown Sports Medicine has a complete Concussion Protocol. This protocol is taken seriously and we recommend that the student athletes follow the guidelines. Each coach is certified by the NFHS concussion recognition.
All student athletes are required to complete the Baseline Neurocognitive Testing (BNT) which is done during pre-season or before if possible. The baseline scores are only one tool we use to help us with return to play and recovery. Baseline scores are used to compare against post-injury scores. This helps Athletic Trainers and physicians determine the athlete’s recovery process.
Covid 19 & Athletics
Athletics has a complete policy and procedures to support our student/athletes in keeping our student/athletes safe and helping to prevent the spread of Covid-19. Athletic training has a Covid-19 response plan and return to play protocol.
Recommendations for Moses Brown Athletes:
- All athletes should undergo a preparticipation physical evaluation (PPEval).
- Athletes who have had a confirmed diagnosis of COVID-19 should undergo a more thorough medical assessment with their primary care provider before returning to exercise.
- All athletes should monitor for ongoing symptoms of chest pain/pressure with exercise, difficulty breathing or dizziness with exercise, or decreased exercise tolerance. These should be reported to coaches, the school’s athletic trainer or athlete’s primary care physician.
- Preventative training programs should include three of the following: strength, balance, plyometrics, agility, and flexibility, and be performed at least 2-3 times per week and last 10-15 minutes
- Hydration considerations play an important role in maintenance of thermoregulatory function and can influence the risk of exertional heat illness. With this being said it is critical to allow for frequent and open access to cool fluids to promote hydration in the heat and at any time. To reduce the risk of viral transmission, the sharing of bottles and water sources should be avoided
- Modify exercise based on environmental conditions during and after heat acclimatization period. Modification or cancellation of physical activity based on routine measurements of the environmental conditions ( ideally via wet -bulb globe temp).
All athletes should undergo a preparticipation.
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