Injuries are evaluated by ATC prior to return to participation Coordinate Treatment plan athletes, parents, coaches, physicians, etc.
American Medical Association Allied Health Profession Degree from Accredited College in sports medicine Nationally Certified & State Licensed by the VA Board of Medicine We are not “Personal Trainers”
Student athletes should return to activity in the Quickest and Safest manner possible Generally, the longer an injury takes to worsen, the longer it takes to resolve Early Treatment = Early return Goal to minimize the significance of injury by providing: ◦ immediate evaluation ◦ Immediate care and/or referral
Daily Treatment 2:00PM- until start of last practice of the day Weekends – By Appt. Every competition (home & away) Coverage policy is determined by the FCPS Office of Risk Management based on injury statistics locally & nationally. This has been validated by FCPS injury statistics over the past 5 years)
Dr. Robert Dombrowski (Orthopedic) Coordinator of Medical Services at WHS Commonwealth Orthopedics – Fair Oaks, Herndon, Reston, Centreville & Annandale www.C-O-R.com
Contact ATC in athletic training room at any time regarding your child’s injury 703-488-6413 Leave message if after hours Will return your calls ASAP
When seen by physician for illness / injury When seen by physician for illness / injury ◦ Please obtain clearance note, include limitations ◦ Will be re-evaluated by ATC for function MD limitations are final, but MD clearance is reviewed by ATC MD limitations are final, but MD clearance is reviewed by ATC ◦ Limitations may be indicated Without ATC communication with MD (written or verbal), participation may not be allowed Without ATC communication with MD (written or verbal), participation may not be allowed
Be sure to contact ATC for information you may need Encourage student-athlete to report all injuries & be compliant with treatment Help with home care instructions Help facilitate communication with physician if needed
Make NUTRITION a priority Disordered eating vs. Eating disorder Proper Hydration is essential Meal Timing Nutritional Balance
Avoiding Supplements ◦ Not regulated by the FDA – and no recommended for those under 18 ◦ Most cause side effects such as dehydration, irritability, and poor oxygen carrying capacity that can be detrimental to athletic competition Avoid Energy Drinks – VHSL ban ◦ Dehydration, increased gastric mobility, heart palpitations, headaches.
Increase in use of steroids in the adolescent/teen population (males and females Increase in use of steroids in the adolescent/teen population (males and females) 2 year ban of eligibility w/ VHSL Signs and Symptoms Signs and Symptoms Rapid Weight Gain Sudden Appearance of Acne (back) Bad Breath Rapid Mood Swings All athletes attend a 30 minute presentation All athletes attend a 30 minute presentation The concept of true competition What to do if you suspect someone of steroid use? Symptoms and Side-effects
Prevention is Key Prevention is Key Athletes should: Athletes should: Shower immediately after practice Wash Hands often Not share water bottles or clothing Hydrate and get plenty of rest If your athlete has a rapid onset of: fever, sore throat, chest congestion, and or body aches; they should inform the athletic trainer by phone, stay home and see their family physician.
Encourage proper hygiene shower after activity clean clothing helmets and pads Wound Care Report all suspicious wounds (not healing, appear like a spider bite or ingrown hair) Cover Wounds Finish Rx. antibiotics MRSA Mild infections may look like a pimple or boil and can be red, swollen, painful, or have pus or other drainage and are usually mildly infectious and easily treated. More serious infections may cause pneumonia, bloodstream infections, or surgical wound infections
A Concussions is an metabolic injury to the brain Concussions can alter a student’s ability to learn Concussions can be life threatening
RDA Boys Age 15-18 0.9 - 1.5 g/kg weight Age 11-14 1.0 – 1.5 g/kg weight 0.8 g/kg weight 1.0 g/kg weight RDA Girls 14 year old, 150 lb male athlete needs = 68 - 102 g protein (150lb./2.2 kg/lb X 1g/kg = 68g protein) 17 year old, 120lb female athlete needs = 43 g protein (120lb/2.2kg/lb X 1g/kg = 43 g protein Supplements are an expensive solution to a poor/un-organized diet
4oz grilled chicken breast KFC - 34g 2 - 8 oz glass of milk 16g String cheese 8 g ¼ c. dry roasted sunflower seeds5.5g Chobani blueberry yogurt 14 g Thomas Hearty Grain Bagel12 g 2 hard boiled egg12.6 g 2 tbl Peanut butter 8g 72 -110g total
Wash practice uniforms after each practice in hot and dry on hot air Incorporate the use of anti-microbial treatments for clothes, equipment and skin (Fabricaide, Sportsaide, and Hibiclens for your family to use at home)
ICE Ice for initial injury Never heat new injuries!!! 24-72 hrs Decreases or slows inflammation After activity following return to participation HEAT Heat for chronic problems May cause increased inflammation Heat before activity
Sports Physicals @ WHS June 18th 2014 Located @ WHS Located @ WHS – no extra trip to the doctor! No Long waits to see the doctor No Long waits to see the doctor – less than 1 hour SPORTS PHYSICAL Is a SPORTS PHYSICAL Body Composition muscle strength/flexibility assessment Fundraiser Fundraiser – physicians donate proceeds back to our program to buy medical supplies and equipment for your children’s medical care No worries with paperwork No worries with paperwork – automatically filed at school Low Cost Low Cost Register Online Register Online – posted after spring break