September 1, 1994 |
The School District of Philadelphia recognizes its responsibility for the safety of student-athletes. Accordingly, the following steps are taken: Before practice, student-athletes must submit a properly executed parent permission form, be examined by a physician and submit physician certification and insurance forms. Students are encouraged to buy School District accident insurance. Prior to each season, each coach must attend a meeting regarding the most up-to-date findings in safety, supplies and equipment, and attend a meeting conducted by a certified athletic trainer regarding sport-specific techniques for care and prevention of injuries.
January 19, 2015 |
In his sixth year in the NBA, Kyle Lowry - the Villanova University standout who was drafted after his sophomore year, in 2006 - finally had the chance to play regularly. It was now March 2012, and he was a point guard with the Houston Rockets. He knew he could be a star. But that darn pain in his belly was such a distraction. For six months, the tormenting pain below his belly button had shifted from one side to the other. Like many professional athletes, he played through it. Somehow, he could no longer keep the nagging pain out his mind.
October 26, 1993 |
Standing just 5 feet tall, Dr. Kathy Campanella could easily be mistaken for a high school student when she is standing on the sidelines during a South Jersey football game. Sometimes even her colleagues in the medical profession have a difficult time identifying one of their own. "Last week, I was standing on the sideline before the Sterling-Gateway game, talking to one of the Sterling assistant coaches, and I had my field bag next to me," Campanella recalled. "The doctor for the other team comes up and asks me if I'm the trainer or something for Sterling.
November 1, 2014 |
While two teams that did not win 90 regular-season games in 2014 played to the conclusion of the World Series, the Phillies huddled at their facility in Clearwater, Fla. General manager Ruben Amaro Jr. unveiled The Phillies Way, a handbook distributed to all baseball personnel - coaches, scouts, athletic trainers included - during the team's organizational meetings this week. The Phillies are not the first team to draft such a manual. Amaro planned it, well before the franchise shifted to a rebuilding phase, and decided this was the ideal time to affirm the team's direction.
March 28, 2012
CLEARWATER, Fla. - Freddy Galvis suffered a bruised left foot Tuesday after fouling a pitch off it, but the Phillies said the injury is not serious. The 22-year-old prospect turned starting second baseman this spring is day-to-day, Phillies assistant general manager Scott Proefrock said. After a brief examination, team athletic trainers determined an X-ray wasn't necessary. "I'm good," Galvis said. "I'm doing fine. I'll just put some ice on it. " Galvis said he could play Wednesday, but it's likely he does not ride the bus for the lengthy trip to Fort Myers, Fla., where the Phillies face Minnesota.
April 3, 1995 |
The mystery of the Final Four concerns UCLA point guard Tyus Edney's sprained wrist. The skills are lightning. The senior leadership is unquestioned. But Edney unexpectedly missed yesterday's interview sessions at the Kingdome because he needed special treatment on the wrist, which he injured in Saturday's semifinal win over Oklahoma State. "I doubt there's a possibility that he wouldn't play," said Jim Harrick, the Bruins' coach. "But I really don't know. " An hour or so later, UCLA released this statement: "The UCLA athletic trainers took Tyus Edney to the University of Washington's training room today and had his right wrist X-rayed.
October 16, 2000 |
Do not be fooled by the skirts. Field hockey can get rough. Camden Catholic's Maureen Casserly and Cherry Hill West's Katie Stewart have the scars to prove it. Both players spent time in the emergency room recently after sustaining facial injuries in separate incidents. On Sept. 29, Casserly was struck by an opponent's stick. The injury left her with a concussion, and she needed 27 stitches on her forehead. One week later, Stewart was hit by the ball in the forehead when an opponent's free hit was lifted.
April 4, 2011
Concussion symptoms differ in male, female teen athletes Male and female high school athletes have different concussion symptoms, according to a new study that is the first to examine gender differences in symptoms. Boys were more likely to say they had memory problems, confusion, or disorientation. Girls more frequently said they were drowsy or sensitive to noise. Headache was by far the most common symptom in both genders, followed by dizziness. Susan Saliba, an assistant professor of kinesiology at the University of Virginia, said the study shows that coaches and athletic trainers should look beyond headaches when it comes to concussions.
March 16, 2010 |
Placido Polanco lost the lazy pop-up in the sun. The ball fell to the infield grass. And so did Polanco. The Phillies' third baseman tripped over the back of the pitcher's mound and twisted his right knee. He then tried to stand up but collapsed to the ground. "When it first happened, you really get scared," Polanco said. "You don't know what's happening. It doesn't feel right. But the doctor took a look at it. It's nothing big at all. " After Polanco was helped off the field by two athletic trainers, he was diagnosed with a right knee sprain.
December 21, 2011 |
THE NFL will require teams to place certified athletic trainers in the press box to help monitor head injuries, a change prompted by the Browns' failure to test quarterback Colt McCoy for a concussion. League spokesman Greg Aiello confirmed that memos are being sent to all 32 clubs to explain the new protocol, which is expected to begin with this week's games. Aiello said the trainer will be able to monitor the entire game without distraction and inform medical personnel on the sideline of any potential head injuries.