Purpose and Benefit of an Athletic Trainer on Campus
In cooperation with physicians and other Allied Healthcare Professionals, the Athletic Trainer functions as an integral member of the athletic health care team.
Morris Catholic's Athletic Trainer is a nationally certified, and state licensed heath care professional, educated and experience in the management of athletic health care problems. The Athletic Trainer functions in cooperation with other medical personnel, athletic administrators, coaches, and parents in development of appropriate health care protocols.
Main Responsibility of Athletic Trainer's Office:
- First Aid and Emergency Care - The Athletic Trainer is the first line of medical care for Morris Catholic athletes and if fully certified in Professional CPR, AED, and first aid.
- Injury Assessment - All Morris Catholic sports related injuries should be reported to the Athletic Trainer in a timely manner for proper evaluation, at which point the best course of injury management will be determined. Please note: Injuries sustained at home or in non-Morris Catholic sports are not the responsibilities of the Athletic Trainer.
- Rehabilitation - Rehabilitation exercises, stretches, and modalities can be completed in the athletic training office for most injuries. Hours for rehabilitation must be scheduled in advance with the Athletic Trainer, and a note is required for all injuries that have been seen by a physician.
- Medical Eligibility - In coordination with the school nurse, the Athletic Trainer is responsible for determining medical eligibility.
ALL paperwork must e completed PRIOR to the official start of each season. Additionally, all athletes sustaining Morris Catholic injuries must receive clearance from the Athletic Trainer prior to returning to play.