Welcome to Eureka High School Athletic Training website
This website is intended to be a resource to learn more about Athletic Training, Athletic Trainers, Athletico Physical Therapy, Eureka's team physician, and injuries/illnesses. Feel free to use the navigation bar on the left to find the information you are looking for. If you have any comments or questions, then please feel free to contact the athletic trainer, Thank you.
What is Athletic Training and a Certified Athletic Trainer?
Athletic Trainers (ATs) are health care professionals who collaborate with physicians to provide preventative services, emergency care, clinical diagnosis, therapeutic intervention and rehabilitation of injuries and medical conditions to Athletes. This "Athlete" could be a weekend warrior all the way up to a professional athlete. Athletic Trainers play important roles in providing day to day care, being the transition from field/court to a doctor, and providing emergency care until help arrives. For more information about Athletic Trainers, please visit the National Athletic Trainers Association webpage:
Click here Facts about Athletic Trainer
and Athletic Trainer vs. Personal Trainer
When an injury occurs, it should be reported immediately to the coach and the athletic trainer. Eureka High School provides the service of a certified Athletic Trainer everyday after school from 3 PM to 6 PM, as well as for selected home events. It is very important to report to the trainer for instruction and rehabilitation. Also, it is important to notify the Athletic trainer of pre-existing conditions, which could influence treatment or rehabilitation.
Any athlete whose injury required him/her to see a physician must have a release or return-to-practice/game form from the doctor who is treating the athlete. A PARENT RELEASE IS NOT ACCEPTABLE.
Also, any athlete who is advised to see a doctor but refuses or declines to do so and wants to continue to play/practice should be held out until his or her parents are contacted by the trainer.Any injuries that follow the above situations will be documented by filling out the accident/injury report form available from the Athletic trainer.