Lafayette High School supports all student-athletes on and off the field. It is the school's policy to provide access to an athletic trainer and team doctor who will work to prevent and rehabilitate athletes' injuries should they occur. Lafayette high school's athletic training resources are provided through a partnership with Mercy Sports Medicine. For more information, visit: www.mercy.net/sportsmed
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.
Learn more about Athletic Trainers and about Athletic Trainer vs. Personal Trainer
When an injury occurs, it should be reported immediately to the coach and the athletic trainer. Lafayette 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.