Welcome to the Commanders Sports Medicine Webpage! At Edward H. White High School, we take pride in the achievements of our student-athletes both on and off the field. This webpage is dedicated to offer guidance for any parent, coach, or student-athlete who has questions regarding our sports medicine program.
What are Certified Athletic Trainers?
Certified Athletic Trainers are licensed health care providers who are highly trained in the prevention, recognition, management, and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries. We know when athletes should not participate in sports due to an injury and we help them navigate through the health care system to receive appropriate care. We work together with team physicians and coaches to promote a culture of safety in our school athletic programs. Most importantly we are trained and ready to respond in the event of an emergency situation.
Why are Certified Athletic Trainers needed in the high school setting?
Certified Athletic Trainers are needed in the high school setting to provide leadership and oversight for sports safety. We educate athletes, coaches, and parents on how to prevent sports-related injury. We want our athletes to be injury-free while playing sports but, sudden cardiac arrest, head injuries, exertional heat stroke, and exertional sickling are the top four deadly risks of playing sports. We are highly trained and prepared to respond to these type emergencies as well as others that may occur.
Our mission is to utilize best practices providing the most efficient health care as possible. We strive to take the latest knowledge and understanding in the medical field to deliver comprehensive care in the prevention, evaluation, treatment, and rehabilitation of sports-related injuries sustained in secondary schools. Our continuous collaboration with physicians, the athletic director, coaches, and parents is to ensure the quickest and safest return to competition for every student-athlete.