Athletic training room hours
The athletic training room opens daily at 12pm for treatment and evaluation. Due to occasional schedule changes (based on the season, team departure times and games), hours will vary and appointments at other times may be scheduled with the athletic trainer. For time specific appointments please email email@example.com
The athletic trainer is on site for all home athletic events, including practices and games. If not in the athletic training room, the athletic trainer can be found in the Athletics Office (in the gymnasium) or outside on the playing fields. What is athletic training?
Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis and intervention of emergency, acute and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations and disabilities.
To become a certified athletic trainer, students must graduate with a bachelors or masters degree from an accredited professional athletic training education program and pass a comprehensive test administered by the Board of Certification. Once certified, ATC’s must meet ongoing continuing education requirements in order to remain certified.
Athletic training is practiced by athletic trainers, health care professionals who collaborate with physician’s to optimize activity and participation of patients and clients. Athletic training encompasses the prevention, diagnosis, and intervention of emergency, acute, and chronic medical conditions involving impairment, functional limitations, and disabilities. An athletic trainer is NOT the same as a personal trainer.
While both professions work with athletes, personal trainers are not required to hold a specific degree related to the medical or exercise science field. Personal trainers focus on improving and maintaining physical fitness and athletic trainers specialize in accessing and caring for a wide variety of injuries. Athletic trainers are considered an integral part of the sports medicine team. Click here for more information. Services provided
- Injury/illness prevention and wellness protection
- Clinical evaluation and diagnosis
- Immediate and emergency care (includes four portable AEDs)
- Organizational and professional health and wellbeing
Student-Athlete Return-to-Play Policy
Should a student-athlete participating in Sacred Heart Athletics be seen by a physician for an injury or ailment that may affect her ability to participate in games or practice, a note from the physician stating the student-athlete is Cleared-to-Play must be presented to the SH athletic trainer before the athlete can return to play in practice or competition. This policy applies to athletes referred by the SH athletic trainer or self-referred.
A release note from the original doctor who treated the initial injury and suspended participation is required before the athlete can return to play in the current or future seasons.
For the protection of the athlete and the School, verbal clearance or a written waiver from the parent/guardian is not acceptable.
Daily treatment and taping takes place in the athletic training room, while fitness training for our teams takes place next door in the fitness room. A variety of fitness, treatment and rehabilitation equipment is available to our athletes and is supervised and implemented by the athletic trainer and/or coaches.
Athletic Training Room
- Treatment table
- Taping table
- Ultrasound/Electrical stimulation unit
- Heat and cold modalities
- 6 Treadmills
- 3 Elliptical
- 2 Arc Trainers
- 3 Stationary bikes
- 1 StairMaster
- 1 Assault Bike
- 1 Concept 2 Rower
- 1 Smith Machine
- Synergy 360
- Lateral Trainer
- Free weights / Kettlebells
- Foam rollers
- Therabands/Resistance tubing
- BOSU & BOSU Signature Leg Raise
- Medicine balls
- 1 Adductor Machine
Required training for coaches
All SH coaches are required to participate in online concussion training through the National Federation of State High School Associations, and must hold a current CPR and AED certification. Our athletic trainer, a certified American Heart Association HeartSaver and Basic Life Support Instructor, will offer CPR-AED and First Aide certification at the beginning of each athletic season.