Concussions and other brain injuries can be serious and potentially life threatening. If managed properly, most athletes can enjoy long careers in sports after a concussion. Visit the Concussion Awareness section
of the web to learn about symptoms, injury policies and procedures, the School's use of the ImPACT test, and return-to-play protocol. For questions or concerns at any time, contact the athletic trainer or school nurse.
It is the athlete's responsibility to report to the athletic trainer and coach all injuries, and illnesses as soon as possible. In the event of an emergency, the athletic trainer will treat the injured athlete and notify parents as soon as possible.
When a student-athlete is injured, he/she will be evaluated by the athletic trainer. A parent or guardian shall be notified as soon as possible when:
1. The student’s injury requires further evaluation and care by his/her pediatrician or when an emergency room visit would be more appropriate.
2. The student’s injury requires further evaluation and care by a specialist recommended by the athletic trainer.
3. The student requires transportation by ambulance to an emergency room.
If the injury is not reported to the athletic trainer, and a physician is consulted, a note from the physician is required for return to participation. If your son/daughter has the need to see a physician due to an athletic injury, we are familiar with area physicians who treat athletic injuries and understand the high school athlete. We will also be happy to work with your family physician or refer you to an specialist.
Decisions regarding the availability of an athlete for practice or game competition require the cooperative efforts of the athlete, coach, athletic trainer, physician, parents, and athletic director. Decisions will be made based on sound medical judgment with the outcome being good athletic health care for the athlete. The following guidelines will be used to determine player status:
The team physician for Dexter Southfield will have the final say in reference to an injury and an athlete’s ability to return to activity. The ATC will have final say in the absence of the team physician. Any long-term rehabilitation will be sent to formal physical therapy for care. Other athletic therapy services for sports-related injuries will be provided on-site if feasible pending the ATC’s time constraints. Otherwise, athletes should plan on utilizing outside formal physical therapy services for care. A referral list of local PT providers is available in the athletic training office.
Head Athletic Trainer
Endicott College - B.S.
Dr. William Meehan
Director, Sports Concussion Clinic at Children's Hospital Boston