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September 1, 1994 | BY LINDA A. McGEE
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.
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January 19, 2015 | By Dr. William C. Meyers, For The Inquirer
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.
NEWS
October 26, 1993 | By Joey Culligan, INQUIRER CORRESPONDENT
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.
SPORTS
November 1, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
April 3, 1995 | by Rich Hofmann, Daily News Sports Columnist
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.
SPORTS
October 16, 2000 | By Tom McGurk, INQUIRER SUBURBAN STAFF
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.
NEWS
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.
SPORTS
March 16, 2010 | By Matt Gelb INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
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.
SPORTS
December 21, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
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.
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NEWS
January 19, 2015 | By Dr. William C. Meyers, For The Inquirer
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.
SPORTS
November 1, 2014 | By Matt Gelb, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
SPORTS
August 6, 2014 | BY LES BOWEN, Daily News Staff Writer bowenl@phillynews.com
FOR A DECENT bit of yesterday's training camp workout, the first-team wide receivers for your Philadelphia Eagles were Brad Smith, Will Murphy and Ifeanyi Momah, with occasional appearances by B.J. Cunningham. This almost certainly will not be the case when the season starts Sept. 7 against Jacksonville, but depth at wideout is a concern for the DeSean Jackson-less Birds, who start their preseason Friday night at Chicago. Right now, Riley Cooper, who last week was going to be back practicing any day, according to Chip Kelly, remains in a walking boot, as does Jeff Maehl.
SPORTS
October 11, 2012 | Daily News Wire Reports
LANDON DONOVAN will not play for the U.S. team in a pair of upcoming World Cup qualifying matches because of an injured left knee, adding to what will be a pressure-filled few days for the Americans. U.S. Soccer said Tuesday that Donovan - who has more goals and starting caps than any other player - will likely not be replaced on what was a 24-man roster for the upcoming qualifiers, first on Friday on the road against Antigua and Barbuda, then in Kansas City on Oct. 16 against Guatemala.
SPORTS
August 2, 2012 | By Paul Domowitch, Daily News Columnist
BETHLEHEM – It was one of the worst moments of Rick Burkholder's career. Second quarter of the Eagles' 2010 season opener at the Linc against the Green Bay Packers. Quarterback Kevin Kolb got hit by Packers linebacker Clay Matthews and suffered a concussion that would end up changing the careers of both Kolb and his backup, Michael Vick. Six plays later, while Burkholder, the Eagles' trainer, was tending to Kolb, linebacker Stewart Bradley banged his head on the leg of teammate Ernie Sims.
NEWS
May 22, 2012 | By Phil Sheridan, Inquirer Columnist
Someday, an athlete is going to consider getting a cortisone injection in or near a weight-bearing joint, as Ryan Howard did before blowing out his Achilles tendon last fall. We all can agree on that, right? Someday, somewhere, there will be a player trying to get back on the field and deciding whether to risk his long-term health. He will be consulting with doctors and team officials, and they all will try to make the smartest possible decision. That is why the article in Sunday's Inquirer about the connection between cortisone shots and ligament tears was important.
SPORTS
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.
SPORTS
December 21, 2011 | DAILY NEWS WIRE REPORTS
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.
SPORTS
April 16, 2011 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
No one would blame Pete Massaro if he decided to isolate himself from the world and ponder his rotten luck after suffering a torn anterior cruciate ligament during spring football at Penn State for the second time in a two-year span. But you won't hear any laments from the defensive end who starred at Marple Newtown High School in Delaware County. After undergoing surgery last Friday on his left knee knowing he won't be playing football this fall, he plans to face the future in a positive manner.
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