Dear Parents of Canyon del Oro High School Student-Athletes:
I would like to take this opportunity to introduce myself as the Certified Athletic Trainer at Canyon del Oro High School. I have been certified by the National Athletic Trainers' Association Board of Certification. I am also licensed to practice athletic training by the Arizona Board of Athletic Training. As the Head Athletic Trainer, I am responsible for the prevention and management of athletic injuries sustained during interscholastic practices and events, at Canyon del Oro High School. The following procedures will best help me serve your son/daughter.
- If an injury occurs and the student-athlete has not reported it to me; as a parent, feel free to contact me for advice.
- If an injury has been reported but your son/daughter is not showing progress or shows evidence of complications, contact me.
- Utilization of rest, ice, compression and elevation with support is almost always the avenue to follow immediately after an injury occurs. Heat applied to an acute injury or lack of concern, may severely retard and lengthen healing time. If in doubt, call.
- I will call you if a serious injury occurs or if I feel the athlete needs more advanced medical attention.
- If for any reason, the student-athlete is under the care of a physician, seeks advanced medical care from a physician or is referred to a physician for advanced medical care, a written release from the attending physician is required before the student-athlete will be allowed to return to interscholastic practices or events.
- The attending physician is the final authority to determine a safe return to competition. However, in situations where there is no attending physician, I have the responsibility of making that decision. Rest assured that I will make the decision in the best interest of safe participation. My main concern is the health and well-being of the student-athlete.
Attached you will find additional information which will aid in the management of athletic injuries. Please read this information and use it as a guideline in injury care. Again, feel free to call me if you have any concerns. Remember, if in doubt, check it out.
If I can ever be of assistance to you or answer any questions concerning injuries or conditioning, please contact me. Thank you for your cooperation, understanding and support.
What is athletic training?
Athletic training encompasses the prevention, examination, diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation of emergent, acute or chronic injuries and medical conditions. Athletic training is recognized by the American Medical Association (AMA), Health Resources Services Administration (HRSA) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as an allied health care profession.